City of Sunrise - Sunrise, FL4.5

InternshipEstimated: $39,000 - $51,000 a year

The Citizen Volunteer Corps program is designed to inspire community engagement by encouraging residents to get involved in the nuts and bolts of local government through volunteering their time and talents in various city departments. This program seeks to create an innovative partnership between the City and the citizens we serve, by providing volunteers the opportunity to directly impact programs and services that our residents count on every day.

Who joins the corps? A diverse range of dedicated people who may be: They've discovered that volunteering is a great way to:
between jobs & want to keep their skills sharp
retired with years of knowledge & experience to share
graduate program candidates in need of an internship opportunity
high school students looking to serve civic volunteer hours
new graduates seeking work experience
civically engaged people who take the time to get involved in this community!
earn recognition
inspire community engagement
help expand & improve City services
meet new people & make new friends
develop marketable job skills
gain experience with a great organization
explore careers / build a resume
make a difference in our community
Examples of Duties
Browse the volunteer positions listed below. If you do not see a volunteer position that interests you or matches your knowledge, skills and abilities. Tell us where and how you feel you can best be of service in the City. We will work with you and our departments to find the right volunteer opportunity for you!

Haitian Creole/Kreyol Language Translator

Translating documents from English to Haitian Creole/Kreyol for public distribution. Must be able to read and write in both languages.

City Hall Project-Based Flexible Hours

City Clerk Archive Project

Sorting & cataloguing City archive material and preparing it for storage. A background in handling historical material or library archiving is preferred. The estimate duration of this project is 6-months.

City Clerk, City Hall - Mon-Fri flexible hours
Community Development Support

Sorting & boxing paper records for scanning, assisting with public records requests & answering phones. Must have good customer service skills. Must be organized and accurate.

Community Development/Building, City Hall Annex Mon-Fri anytime between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Environmental Sustainability:
Assist with our Good and Green ?Community engagement initiative which invites everyone to join us in conserving resources, supporting a sustainable economy, and practicing stewardship.

Leisure Services Support

Filing, collating flyers, entering information into database, answering phones. Must be familiar with computers, scanners, MS Word & Excel.

Leisure Services, Civic CenterMon-Fri anytime between 9am - 4pm

Leisure Services Programs Instructors

Need volunteers to teach youth and/or senior programs. Must have good customer service skills, be flexible & work well with people.

Leisure Services, Civic CenterDays/Hours Vary

Leisure Services Theater Ushers

Greeting patrons & answering questions during events. Must have good customer service skills, be flexible & work well with people.

Leisure Services, Civic Center Theater: Days / Hours Vary

Leisure Services – Special Events

Duties include setting up, assisting with game booths, arts & crafts, greeting the community, handing out material, picking up trash, and clean up.

Public Service/Finance Research
Research Broward County Tax Rolls via the internet, update property lien calculations on MS Excel. Must be familiar with computers, MS Excel & internet search techniques.

Public Service/FinanceMon-Fri between 9am - 5pm (schedule flexible)

Public Service/Finance Support

Sorting & filing documents. Must have excellent skills in alphabetical and numerical filing.

Public Service/Finance, City Hall Mon-Fri between 9am - 5pm (half days if possible)
Volunteers do not need to live within the City of Sunrise, but must be at least 15 years old.
Potential volunteers will need to submit the online application and may be subject to background checks depending on where they will be placed.
Once selected, participants can enroll for free in the national President's Volunteer Service Awards program.
Citizen Volunteer Corps members are eligible to earn special recognition and awards from the City for their creditable volunteer service hours.
Visit the President's Volunteer Service Awards website for program information and online enrollment at: www.presidentialserviceawards.gov
Supplemental Information

The City of Sunrise offers internships in the areas of administration, finance, leisure services, urban planning, emergency management, engineering and special projects throughout the City. This is varied semi-professional work which may include, but not limited to, research, technical/financial analysis, special projects, preparation of written communications, critical review of documents and agreements, citizen engagement, interdepartmental coordination, project management, involvement in a wide range of municipal management and community development issues, and assisting in administrative/office management.

HOURS: Up to 26 hours per week / (3 to 6 months to be determined)
Internships may be Paid or For Credit

Ability to perform research and prepare pertinent reports.
Experience in use of computers (Word and Excel) and good communication skills
Internships in various departments may have specialized requirements depending on area of assignment.