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We are thrilled to once again present to you a wonderful opportunity to elevate the role and impact of volunteering at your agency and increase the engagement of young adults (people in their 20s & 30s) within the work of your agency.

At the 2014 AJFCA Annual Conference in Montreal, May 4-6, AJFCA will again sponsor a cohort under the AJFCA/Repair the World Volunteer Initiative.

This third cohort of volunteer managers from AJFCA member agencies will gather at the conference to participate in interactive sessions relating to volunteerism. The sessions will include topics such as engaging Millennial volunteers and introducing Jewish service learning components to your work, and will feature speakers from member agencies as well as experts from Repair the World. The cohort will also attend the Volunteer Professionals Networking Luncheon, free of cost. Before the close of the conference, members of this cohort will join together to strategize on how they might mobilize their newly-formed network to better engage with one another once they return home.  Leading up to and following the conference, the cohort will receive ongoing support from AJFCA Director of Volunteer Strategy & Repair the World Programming.

Members of the 2014 conference volunteer cohort will receive free conference registration (plus lunch Sunday) and 3 nights hotel accommodation, double occupancy.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicant should be the primary manager of volunteers at their AJFCA member agency
  • Applicant should be able to attend the AJFCA conference in full
  • Members of the 2012 & 2013 professional cohort are not eligible 
To apply, the volunteer professional should send an email to Jennie Gates Beckman by 5 pm EST on Wednesday, January 22nd with the following information:
  1. Name of member agency
  2. Name, title, phone and email address of volunteer professional
  3. Length of time the professional has been with the agency
  4. Paragraph ONE (150 words or less) explaining their interest in attending the 2014 conference and how they believe participation in the cohort will benefit their agency.
  5. Paragraph TWO (150 words or less) describing the agency's current work in promoting volunteering among young adults and the direction in which the agency would like to head regarding engaging young adults in volunteer experiences. If your agency is not currently targeting young adults you should not be dissuaded from applying. 
You will be sent a confirmation email in response to your application. If you do not receive this email please assume we have not received your application.  

We have limited slots in this cohort. We will review all submissions and respond to each agency no later than February 3rd.