Martha's Vineyard nonprofit volunteer and job opportunities.
Thank you for your kindness. Our Island community is lucky to have people like you!
Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center
Description: Horse Handler - lead a horse during one of our lesson to support a student who is learning. Walking on uneven surfaces and some jogging required. Volunteer times are an average of two hours, one time per week at our 55 Misty Meadows Lane farm in West Tisbury.
Website: www.mistymeadowsmv.orgContact: Liz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbor Homes of Martha's Vineyard - new!
Volunteer Description: Do you like gardening?. Harbor Homes operates 2 buildings that provide housing for formerly homeless residents. While residents mow the lawns, they both have perennial gardens that are over grown and full of weeds. We would like to see the outside appearances beautified. We would love to have a volunteer(s) to help us keep up the gardens. We provide gardening tools and new plantings as needed.
Job Description: Full time Homeless Prevention Case Worker. Bachelor's degree required. Prefer minimum of one year experience in human services. Meet with individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Assist them in applying for housing programs and services.have housing
Contact: Karen Tewhey, email@example.com
Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard - new!
Description: Hospice's largest annual event the Summer Soiree held at Farm Neck on August 9th. We will need help that morning to set up, as well as buffet servers, kitchen help, guest check-in/out, raffle sales, silent auction, food runners and bussers, and a number of other jobs. morning set up is 3hrs, after noon 4-6 hrs.
Contact: Melanie Devaney-Reid, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Havenside is an affordable senior housing community in downtown Vineyard Haven. We are looking for volunteers with handy person and/or carpentry skills to help woth some repairs and renovations around our 4 building complex.
Description: We are in the need of mediators. Training available.
Contact: Sarah Barnes, email@example.com
The Trustees of Reservations
Description: Beach Profiling
Special requirements: Able to lift up to 25lbs, Able to drive a passenger car or minivan, Able to use their own vehicle
Contact: Sam Hart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Person with IT/ computer skills, able to edit and upload photos of merchandise (dolls) to website store.
Contact: Marsha Winsryg, email@example.com
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society
Description: Tech Support to help with music presentations and website update 4 hrs(?)
Contact: Kim Baumhofer, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACE MV needs a volunteer to help with Fall Enrichment Programming. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
ACE MV is also looking for a volunteer to help coordinate their speaker series. The goal is to host an inspiring and educational speaking series in the fall on topics such as: water quality, Island living, Disability information for Employers. The volunteer would be helping with coordinating this series of lectures, panels and classes, to recruit speakers, set the schedule/calendar, and develop an inspiring and informative community series of events. The volunteer should be well-organized and easy to communicate with. Time commitment will require approx. 5-10 hours per week, making phone calls, using internet, and organizing events between September and February.Please email your resume and a short letter about why you want to volunteer with ACE MV to Rachel@acemv.org
New job opportunities at island nonprofits:
Director of Development and Communications: This position will lead the transformation of fundraising, marketing and communications to maximize growth-orientated capabilities to deliver on its long-term vision and mission. This full-time position will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow fundraising revenue through the solicitation of identified strategies such as, but not limited to, major gifts, annual giving, memorial contributions, corporate and foundation support.
Qualifications: 3 years in similar position with increasing responsibilities. Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred. Success in building strong donor relationships and securing major gifts. College degree in related field. Excellent communication and writing skills, proficient in financial management of a fundraising program, ability to engage, utilize and support volunteers, strong social media skills, proficient with related software including donor database (Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus).
Development and Communications Associate: This position reports to the Director of Development and Communications and is responsible for assisting in and supporting fundraising operations. Incumbent will manage donor database, process on-line donations, write donor acknowledgement letters, assist in promoting special events, create development calendars, maintain databases, and assist in preparing event materials. This position will also be responsible for support to the development committee, event planning committee and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events. Conducts media outreach and manages agency social media accounts. Performs administrative duties such as filing, data entry, mailings, and supports special projects as requested.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years relevant experience including fundraising, event planning, website development, media outreach, and working with volunteers. Proficient in all Microsoft applications including Excel. Strong time management, communication and organizational skills. Bilingual Portuguese/English preferred. Valid US driver’s license and vehicle required.
Hospice Care Aid: is position reports to the Clinical Director and is a member of the interdisciplinary team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient in their home. The Aide will meet patient’s personal needs, provide comfort, and may perform light homemaker duties. The Aide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. This is a full-time position, however, will consider part-time. Qualifications: 3 years previous work experience. Has ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given. Comfortable with providing specialized care to the terminally ill and emotional support to the caregivers. Is secure with issues of death and dying. Ability to work with little direct supervision. CNA experience preferred.
Clinical Office Assistant: This position is responsible for supporting all clinical office front end processes including intake, referral, billing liaison, scheduling and other office functions to ensure compliance of the hospice services consistent with Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard (HPCMV) policies and procedures and all applicable state and federal laws. Working knowledge of Microsoft and electronic medical records software needed. Billing experience preferred. Ability to integrate, support and oversee volunteers into the work-flow. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with multiple systems. Excellent customer service skills to communicate with compassion and professionalism. Qualifications: Excellent in written and verbal communication. College degree with 3 years related experience preferred.
Please reply to Kathy City, Executive Director, at email@example.com
Island Housing Trust:
Finance & Asset Manager: Island Housing Trust, a non-profit developer of year-round affordable ownership and rental homes on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, has a job opening for a Finance & Asset Manager, a senior management position reporting to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include leading and managing all financial functions and providing expert guidance in all aspects of IHT’s financial management including IHT’s related entities. Consideration given to employing or contracting for a full or part time position (3 days/week minimum) with some remote work. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required and CPA a plus. Non-profit and public sector grant accounting experience is very desirable. The ideal candidate is a self-starter combining strong communication, leadership, teamwork and technical skills with a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience. Review full job description at ihtmv.org . Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Please send resumes to Philippe Jordi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Program Operations: Administrative position overseeing several homeless prevention programs including congregate housing, shelter and support services. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure this new and growing nonprofit is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and provides quality programming to residents with housing instability, including homelessness. Email Karen Tewhey at email@example.com
Island Grown Initiative
Description: The Island Grown Schools Educator maintains robust gardens at schools and offers standards-based lessons on food, farming, cooking and nutrition in the classroom and garden.
School gardens: 35% - Plan and implement the planting and maintenance of school gardens throughout the year. - Create an accessible and inclusive outdoor learning environment for multiple learning styles. - Engage school community in garden projects and encourage ownership of the garden.
Classroom: 35% - Implement age appropriate curriculum based on IGS units and learning goals. - Communicate with teachers to tie lessons in their curriculum. - Meet with teachers and IGS staff to continue to develop relevant curriculum connections, new lessons, projects and activities.
Cafeteria/Harvest of the Month: 10% -Communicate with the food service directors regarding Harvest of the Month items featured in the school lunches - Host Harvest of the Month raffles when possible. - Incorporate Harvest of the Month lessons into your curriculum - Grow Harvest of the Month crops in the garden.
After school clubs: 15% - Plan, advertise and facilitate garden and/or cooking clubs at schools when possible, during one or all of the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Field trips: 5% - Connect schools to local farms and farmers during relevant lessons/units. - Schedule field trips with schools and farmers. - Facilitate field trips when appropriate.
Programa de Cultivo da Ilha Educadores Escolares Descrição do cargo: Nos do programa de cultivo da ilha vemos a educação como a base para fazer as mudanças de longo prazo que buscamos no sistema alimentar. O programa de cultivo da ilha educadores escolares implementa a programação da fazenda para escola para crianças de idade pré-escolar e escolar e para as famílias da nossa comunidade. O programa de cultivo da ilha educadores escolares mantém hortas robustas nas escolas e oferece aulas baseadas em padrões sobre alimentação, agricultura, culinária e nutrição na sala de aula e na horta. Principais responsabilidades: Hortas escolares: 35% - Planejar e implementar o plantio e manutenção de hortas escolares ao longo do ano. - Criar um ambiente de aprendizagem ao ar livre acessível e inclusivo para vários estilos de aprendizagem. - Envolver a comunidade escolar em projetos relacionados com a horta e incentiva-la a cuidar da horta como se fosse sua. Sala de aula: 35% - Implementar currículo adequado à idade com base nas unidades IGS e metas de aprendizagem. -Comunicar com os professores para vincular as aulas em seu currículo. - Reunir com professores e funcionários do IGS para continuar a desenvolver conexões curriculares relevantes, novas aulas, projetos e atividades. Cafeteria / Colheita do Mês: 10% - Comunicar com os diretores do serviço de refeições sobre os itens da colheita do mês apresentados na merenda escolar - Organizar rifas da colheita do mês quando possível. - Incorporar as lições da colheita do mês em seu currículo - Cultivar a colheitas do mês na horta. Depois dos clubes escolares: 15% - Planejar, divulgar e facilitar clubes de jardinagem e / ou culinária nas escolas, quando possível, durante uma ou todas as estações do outono, inverno e primavera. Viagens de campo: 5% - Conectar as escolas às fazendas e agricultores locais durante as aulas / lições que sejam relevantes - Agendar viagens ao campo com as escolas e com os fazendeiros. - Facilitar viagens de campo quando apropriado.
Program Director: The Yard has established a new leadership position for overseeing artistic programs in three primary areas: creation and research residencies, public performances, and community education and engagement. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director will shape and implement strategies for program and organizational advancement, design and manage artistic programs, develop and steward partnerships locally and nationally, track and evaluate program outcomes to shape future goals, and collaborate cross-departmentally with The Yard’s creative and dedicated team. The Program Director will have a leadership role in: - Strategic planning and implementation of dance and movement programs on Martha’s Vineyard - Managing the operations of year-round artistic programming with the majority of activity occurring over the course of a vibrant summer season - Championing The Yard as a citizen organization of Martha’s Vineyard with a strong
Grant Writer & Researcher: Description: The Yard is seeking a part-time Grant Writer & Researcher to join our team. Job Description Organization
Summary: The Yard is a nonprofit creation and performance platform for local, national, and international artists, with a focus on contemporary dance. The Grant Writer & Researcher will help The Yard meet its institutional contributed income goals. Reporting to the Development Manager, they will coordinate grant applications, reports, research, and communications with granting entities. Duties and Responsibilities - ● Write grant proposals, applications, and reports for new and existing grant opportunities ● Identify new grant opportunities through research of foundation, corporate, and government sources ● Work with Development Manager and Executive Director to develop grant budgets and financial reports ● Manage a calendar of grant opportunities and reports, assisting the Development Manager in tracking due dates, award timelines, and communications with funders ● Support organization-wide efforts to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility Skills and Qualifications ● Past experience in grant writing, preferably three or more years ● Strong writing and editing skills ● Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft and Google Suite applications ● Excellent communication skills ● Desire to work with a small team of passionate individuals ● Ability to analyze financial statements and create clear budget reports ● Ability to collate information from multiple sources into impactful reports and applications ● Proficient at working independently, managing multiple priorities, and meeting deadlines ● Cultural competency to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences
Compensation and Schedule – ● $25-30 per hour, commensurate with experience, with the option to discuss a monthly fee structure; open to W2 and 1099 candidates ● Position is expected to work approximately 15 hours per week. Flexibility exists within the weekly schedule, as grants work tends to ebb and flow and can require more time one week and less the next
Location: This position is designed to primarily work remotely, with some program attendance
Application: Please send resume, cover letter, two professional references, and two writing samples (including at least one grant application) to Ali Geroche at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preference will be given to Martha’s Vineyard residents. The Yard is working toward becoming a more antiracist and equitable organization, which includes developing a work environment that is reflective of the community we serve. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.