Thank you for your interest in leading
others in volunteer service! You can make a difference in the lives
of others, as well as your own, by becoming a Greater Philadelphia
Cares Project Leader! We are constantly looking for great volunteers
to become more involved and take on leadership roles. Active Project
Leaders are the backbone of successful Greater Philadelphia Cares
Please read through
our FAQ's section to learn more about becoming a Project Leader.
Call us today for more information at 215-564-4544. Please feel
free to pass this information on to a friend that you know would
make a great Greater Philadelphia Cares Project Leader!
Project Leader FAQs:
do Project Leaders do?
How do I become a Project Leader?
What's in it for me?
What do Project Leaders do?
Project Leaders, or PLs, are the primary
volunteer contact for Greater Philadelphia Cares projects, serving
as the liaison between Greater Philadelphia Cares and its volunteers.
The PL provides organization and leadership for service projects
by maintaining ongoing communication: fielding and responding to
calls from interested volunteers, working with Greater Philadelphia
Cares and project partners to confirm projects, and ensuring that
projects run smoothly. The PL is also responsible for making sure
that volunteers sign in for every project and that sign in sheets
are returned to the Greater Philadelphia Cares office. Most importantly,
the PL is a Leader - which means team builder, problem solver, and
cheerleader for each project.
- Communicate: Before,
during, and after projects, the PL is the communications link
betweenGreater Philadelphia Cares and its volunteers, providing
project details, feedback, and evaluations.
- Confirm: Prior to
the project, PLs confirm project activities with project partners
and Greater Philadelphia Cares staff, and also field calls for
volunteer sign-ups. Leaders are not required to recruit volunteers
(although we appreciate it if they do!), PLs are only responsible
for signing them up and leading them in service.
- Organize: During
the project the PL organizes volunteer activities and provides
direction necessary to complete project activities.
- Complete: After each
project, the PL completes and returns an evaluation that is
critical to our keeping abreast of program activities, attendance
and areas for improvement.
I become a Project Leader?
To qualify to become a Project Leader,
you must have attended an orientation and have volunteered on at least 3 Greater Philadelphia
Cares calendar projects - this is so the PL is familiar with how Philadelphia
Cares' projects work and will feel more comfortable in the leadership
role. PLs must have a demonstrated ability to work with teams, and
must have strong organizational and planning skills. PLs should
be capable leaders with effective interpersonal and communication
skills. They must be recommended by an existing project
leader. Then fill out an application and go through a phone
If you are selected to be a PL, we ask
that you attend a Project Leader Training session and shadow an
established PL. we ask for a 1-year commitment to Project Leading.
The amount of time PLs
will spend on project-related responsibilities will vary from month-to-month,
depending on the frequency and type of project you are leading.
Most PLs lead once or twice a month on average. Outside of the actual
time spent on the project itself, time is spent handling PL administrative
responsibilities, including making phone calls to confirm volunteers,
filling out attendance sheets and project evaluations.
Not only will you get to work with great
people and give back to your community, but you will also develop
your leadership skills, and make an ongoing commitment to an agency
and to your volunteer work with Greater Philadelphia Cares. You
will have a strong network of volunteers and Greater Philadelphia
Cares staff to back you up, and leading projects will give you a
greater voice in how to improve the "volunteer experience" from
To apply to be a Greater Philadelphia Cares
Project Leader, please contact Ji Su Yun at 215-564-4544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.