REACH, Inc (also known as REACH in Roanoke) is an impact organization that connects and engages individuals and groups in positive human service experiences. REACH’s mission is to reach together with the people of Roanoke to restore hope, alleviate loneliness, and empower individuals by bringing folks together to transform homes, lives, and entire communities. REACH accomplishes this through its many programs--Summer Service Camp, Alternative Breaks, Neighborhood Revitalization Projects, Corporate Volunteering, and Community Connections.
Because REACH believes everyone has the ability to transform their own lives through asset-based community development and a desire to live in a thriving community, REACH identifies and encourages the use of personal assets by engaging with individuals, community groups, businesses, churches, nonprofits, and associations in Southeast Roanoke in order to improve the quality of life and share the joy of human service.
Objectives and Responsibilities
REACH’s Program Development and Recruitment (PDR) Intern is responsible for determining human needs, assets, and services in order to develop programs that will help to improve the quality of life in Southeast Roanoke. A PDR Intern will work closely with community members, groups, associations, neighborhoods, organizations, and the Director of Operations and Community Engagement to develop new and existing programs, determine sustainable solutions to existing human needs, locate assets and resources to aid in the prevention of future problems, perform needs assessments, and recruit volunteers and staff to aid in delivering and coordinating new and existing human services.
This role offers the PDR Intern the opportunity to experience the joy that comes from serving others. This role provides hands-on experience working with community members to determine human needs and remedy problems by developing human services and recruiting others to do the same. A PDR Intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
A PDR Intern must be 18 or older, or have completed at least one semester of college, university, or higher education. Other qualifications include the following:
This internship will operate during a semester-long term with dates to be determined by the Director of Operations and Community Engagement and the projected intern. This is a results-oriented position with schedules and work locations to be determined. The PDR Internship is an unpaid internship. REACH welcomes any and all collaboration between its interns and their respective college/university. Interns can request to receive credit for internships or classes and/or volunteer hours through their schools as they develop their CVs and work portfolios.
For any inquiries regarding the PDR Internship Description, contact the direct supervisor for the position, Director of Operations and Community Engagement Casey Heinlein, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 323-3074.