Moving Forward Together

Americorps VIP

We Serve. We Lead. We Get Things Done.

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is proud to be the San Diego County hub for AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP). Through this statewide program, individual AmeriCorps Fellows are placed in communities to provide and implement best practices in volunteer recruitment and management.


Strengthening Volunteer Programs

VIP Fellows bring a fresh perspective, energy, and volunteer management best practices to agencies across San Diego County. They focus on building the systems necessary for organizations to increase capacity through recruitment, recognizing volunteers, building tracking systems, creating relationships with local organizations and businesses, and more.


Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

VIP Fellows receive training in volunteer management, recruitment, and recognition in addition to professional development in topics such as networking, nonprofit management, employment, and career readiness, etc. AmeriCorps inspires members to live a life of community involvement beyond their service.

Meet Our AmeriCorps Members Currently Serving


The Service Commitment

Service terms constitute an 11-month, full-time commitment (1700 total hours), beginning in September each year.

“Our VIP Fellows have had a huge impact on our organization, not only through the projects they’ve worked on and resources they’ve created, but also the consistently positive support they have provided to all our staff and volunteers.”

Site Supervisor, 2017-18 Service Term


Give a Year of Service


If your organization is ready to build or grow a stronger volunteer program, VIP can help! VIP Partner Sites contribute a limited cash match and staff time towards the program. In return, our AmeriCorps Fellows bring passion and a keen focus on building a more efficient and effective volunteer program.

Moving Forward Together

These services are provided with the help of our local and national partners.

CalSERVES AmeriCorps VIP
California Volunteers

Administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service