Dean of Students
Student Leadership Opportunities
Pepperdine Volunteer Center
Volunteer Program Coordinator (13-15 positions)
Volunteer Program Coordinators work with and engage their peers in one specific volunteer opportunity that is ongoing throughout the school year. Each Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining good communication between the Volunteer Center and the community agency with which they are working, set dates and times for the program, advertise and recruit for volunteers, engage volunteers in reflection, and provide a meaningful volunteer experience.
Special Events Coordinator (2 positions)
The Special Event Coordinator is responsible for scheduling, planning, coordinating, and executing one-day service events such as Step Forward Day, Red Cross Blood Drive, Santa Run, Hillview Acres Day, Easter Hoppenings, the Day of Appreciation, etc. Special Event Coordinators (two in total) will collaborate on all events, but have specific events for which they are the point person.
Project Serve Coordinator (2 positions)
The Project Serve Coordinator is responsible for organizing Pepperdine's alternative spring break service trips. This includes but is not limited to: researching and developing site locations and itineraries, team leader selection and training, team member selection, organizing events related to project serve, leading fundraising initiatives, setting budgets, making presentations to various departments on campus about Project Serve, preparing reflection materials, and compiling assessment findings.
Jumpstart Team Leaders (15 positions)
Jumpstart Team Leaders take responsibility for developing a high-quality program at a single designated site through team recruitment, site organization, training and modeling, and the necessary administrative tasks of the site including record keeping and reporting. Responsibilities include communication between the Jumpstart Office, the pre-school site, children and families, planning and implementing high-quality sessions, providing feedback to other team members, commitment to become familiar with Jumpstart curriculum, interaction with pre-school children, meeting facilitation, and participation as a member of the team they lead.
Jumpstart Corps Member (100 positions)
Jumpstart pairs highly-trained college students with preschool children in Head Start and other early learning programs for one-to-one tutoring in school readiness skills.
Jumpstart Corps Members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team of your peers, and build professional skills. Corps members earn a Work-Study award; hands-on and professional development experience; and, if enrolled as an AmeriCorps member, an education award of $1,000 - $1,250 upon successful completion of the full service term. Jumpstart recruits college students from all majors and does not require prior experience with children.