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Unpaid Intern for Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
Posted April 25, 2019

Job Type:
Unpaid Internship

Job Title:
Auction Events Internship

Job Description:
Auction Events Internship

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, we have granted more than 8,000 wishes to date and grant more than 400 wishes per year. The Greater Bay Area Chapter is headquartered in Oakland, and serves 17 counties of Northern California, granting 400 wishes per year.

Summary:
The Events Department is looking for an intern to assist with the preparation for events related to live and silent auctions and raffles. This pivotal position will help the Events Team grant more wishes through improved fundraising for three large-scale fundraisers this summer. We are looking for someone to contribute 8-15 hours per week. These shifts must be done during our office hours – 9am-5pm, M-F. We can mutually decide on a schedule, but preferable on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. We may need extra help on the weeks leading up to events (June 29, July 20, August 24).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include the following:
• Winemaker Dinner Series Auction Solicitation and Prep:
o Researching potential auction item donors - especially hotels, wineries, and restaurants
o Communicating with potential donors about donations, including cold calling and email solicitation
o Helping to create auction displays for events, including bid sheet creation and bidder checkout preparations
o Tracking interactions and donations in event software (Greater Giving), and in our database (Raiser’s Edge)
o Tracking/reporting of auction in-kind to national office finance team
• Other miscellaneous administrative tasks related to event
• Organizing/inventorying wine storage

Desired Qualifications:
• Passion for the mission, vision and wish granting process of Make-A-Wish.
• Highly organized and detail-oriented.
• Experience with data entry and Microsoft Excel.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to lift 40 lbs

Location:
Some of this work can be done from home, though the majority of the work will be done at the Make-A-Wish office in Oakland.

Volunteer Commitment:
Agree to a minimum six-month commitment.

If you are interested in this position, please email our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@sf.wish.org to express interest and include a resume.

Compensation:
Unpaid

Employer Contact:
Daniel Marlay
415-402-2775
volunteer@sf.wish.org

Employer Name:
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Employer City / Location:
Oakland

Employer Website:
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Company Description:
Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, we have granted more than 8,000 wishes to date and grant more than 400 wishes per year. The Greater Bay Area Chapter is headquartered in Oakland, and serves 17 counties of Northern California, granting 400 wishes per year.