Location: Bayside, CA
Reports to: Program Director, Health and Nonprofit Resources
Team: Grantmaking and Nonprofit Resources
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours/week; minimum commitment of 3 months
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
This important volunteer role works with several members of the Grantmaking and Nonprofit Resources Team to support community and organizational leadership development, nonprofit grants, and scholarships.
o Filing, copying and assembling packets
o Researching information and images
o Meeting and workshop set up/clean up
o Data entry and processing
Benefits of Volunteering
o Expanding your network
o Exposure to aspects of Foundation grantmaking, scholarships and leadership development programs
o Furthering the mission of a dynamic regional nonprofit
o Honing your skills
o Working with a team that care deeply about the communities they are serving
Volunteers are expected to abide by and support Humboldt Area Foundation’s (HAF) values of “generosity, leadership, and inclusion” and take active and intentional steps to create a working environment that is welcoming to all regardless of race, religion, gender identity, disability, age, etc. To effectively serve the growing diversity of our communities we seek to work with volunteers who practice cultural humility and are sensitive to and knowledgeable of the needs of the many diverse populations within those communities.
The ideal candidate will carry out duties with an emphasis on attention to detail, cultural humility, respect for sensitive information and confidentiality.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Please submit the following documents to email@example.com, or use the form on this webpage to upload them to us:
- A copy of your resume
- The completed HAF Volunteer Application Form
HAF Volunteer Application - fillable.pdf
About Humboldt Area Foundation
Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) is a community foundation based in Bayside, CA. Its headquarters are the original estate of Vera Vietor, who founded HAF in 1972, leaving her property and a financial bequest to serve the community. HAF partners with its affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation (WRCF) to serve more than 200,000 residents across Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties and Tribal lands.
Humboldt Area Foundation’s mission is to promote and encourage generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities. To accomplish this mission Humboldt Area Foundation offers a broad spectrum of services to respond to the complexity of our communities’ needs. HAF listens to those we serve about where to dedicate staff time and resources to make our region stronger. Our services include:
- Donor Engagement: HAF stewards the generous gifts of our donors through establishing and managing funds, and providing planned giving assistance. HAF manages $126 million in assets and pools investments for over 800 funds.
- Grantmaking: HAF distributes over $4 million annually in grants and scholarships focused on community building, youth services, health and wellness, art and culture, and much more. HAF supports the Humboldt Health Foundation to provide additional resources for health and dental care, and partners with eight other local funders through the North Coast Grantmaking Partnership to collaboratively strengthen impact in the region. Since 1972, more than $80 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded to local communities.
- Programs: For nearly 20 years, HAF has managed the following programs aligned with our mission:
o Native Cultures Fund, initiated and led by Native peoples, which works to support the transmission of knowledge between generations through the renaissance of California Native art culture, sacred sites and language development.
o Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN), which offers professional development opportunities, board support, and networking connections for local nonprofits.o Cascadia Center for Leadership, which works with current and emerging leaders to strengthen their abilities and commitment to build stronger organizations and communities.
- Initiatives: HAF incubates initiatives that support and cultivate leaders to improve the wellbeing of historically underserved communities in our region. HAF’s Community Strategies Team is currently leading the Equity Alliance of the North Coast, working to reduce racialized inequities in Humboldt County through training, coaching, and support for organizations, government entities, and individuals. WRCF leads the 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative dedicated to creating and supporting health equity, services and opportunities in neighborhoods and schools in Del Norte County and Tribal lands.
The people that inform HAF’s work are unique, diverse and resilient. They care deeply about their neighbors and the place they call home. To honor this passion and compassion HAF provides a non-partisan and inclusive place for people to come together, define community issues and search for solutions. With careful oversight and public guidance, HAF is committed to serving the needs of every community member in a way that can be sustained forever.