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Volunteer Opportunities

ACS is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Development and Communications Intern
Volunteer Receptionist
Website Maintenance & Design

Administrative Support

Development and Communications Intern
Function: Support the agency in achieving annual development and marketing goals.
Reports To: Development Director
Schedule: 10-20 hours per week, Volunteer Position

Position Summary
Adolescent Counseling Services seeks an enthusiastic Development Intern who will provide part-time support for our fundraising and marketing efforts. This energetic self-starter will assist with an aggressive annual campaign, special events, and corporate, government and foundation grants. This person will work closely with the Development Director on all development-related activities and will be responsible for maintaining accurate records on our fundraising database. Qualifications include excellent writing, communication, and computer skills, and demonstrated experience in project management. This position is ideal for a highly-motivated individual who is interested in gaining experience in fundraising, marketing and/or non-profit leadership.

Duties and Responsibilites

  • Manage donor database, including data entry, updating, cleaning and utilization of database;
  • Execute monthly reconciliation between development and finance department;
  • Assist in direct mail appeals and donor communication;
  • Provide support to fundraising volunteers and committees, including the Board of Directors, Fund Development Committee and its subcommittees (Planned Giving, Spring Sounds, Annual Campaign and Stewardship);
  • Coordinate and provide support for ACS events, including our Donor Luncheon, Spring Sounds, cultivation events, etc.;
  • Coordinate compilation of program statistics and outcomes for three programs;
  • Assist with the writing of fundraising materials, including grant reports and proposals, appeal letters and donor communications;
  • Provide administrative support to the Development Department;
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Procedure
Send cover letter, resume and writing sample (a sample grant proposal if available) to:

Development and Marketing Department
Adolescent Counseling Services
1717 Embarcadero Rd, Suite 4000
Palo Alto, CA 94303
OR fax to: 650.424.0852 ext 103
OR email to

Volunteer Receptionist
Function: Answers phones and provides front desk reception.
Reports To: Administrative Assistant
Schedule: 4 hours per week, Volunteer Position, Shifts are 9-1pm or 1-5pm

Position Summary
Adolescent Counseling Services seeks friendly volunteers to receive our guests and answer phones in our administrative offices. These individuals will provide administrative support on various projects as they arise. Qualifications include excellent phone demeanor and friendly personality. Writing and computer skills a plus. Ability to speak Spanish is also a plus, but not required. This position is ideal for an individual looking for a friendly place to volunteer on a regular basis.

Application Procedure
People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please contact:

Nancy Contreras
Administrative Assistant
650.424.0852 x 200

Website Maintenance & Design
ACS is seeking volunteers, familiar with Dreamweaver MX, to help maintain our website in our administrative office in Palo Alto.

Application Procedure
Please contact:

Nancy Contreras
Administrative Assistant
650.424.0852 x 200

Volunteer Spotlight

Marcia Baugh

Why ACS?
ACS caught my eye. My husband and I had contributed to ACS for some years, having learned of the work they do from a friend and former board president.

I love my work! One day a week I spend four hours answering the phone, photocopying, mailing, filing, etc. The bonus is being around the staff. Their dedication
to the teens they work with and
help is inspiring. They appreciate everyone's contributions,
including mine.

Volunteering is rewarding. The feeling that I'm helping, contributing to the work ACS does is why
I'm here.

Volunteer Opportunities include joining a board committee, event planning, administrative support, program help, and more!

Development and Marketing at 650.424.0852 x 103