Leadership Institute Fellowship Team (LIFT)

Are you committed to bringing about positive change in your community? Do you believe in volunteerism as an agent of positive impact? Are you looking for a way to take your involvement in the non-profit community to the “next level” by serving on a non-profit board or as a staff member?

The Leadership Institute Fellowship Team (LIFT) of HandsOn Bay Area may be perfect for you!

LIFT is a unique year-long program that couples specialized professional development with hands-on volunteer experiences to cultivate strong community leaders in the non-profit sector. Through this initiative, fellows gain relevant knowledge and develop applicable skills that will enhance their ability to create change in their community while supporting the staff and mission of HandsOn Bay Area.

Is LIFT for you? Ideal candidates for LIFT are:

  • Skilled individuals with particular interest in working for a non-profit, serving on a non-profit board of directors, or volunteering in his/her community

  • Compassionate individuals, committed to making change in their community

  • Ready to enhance their leadership skills and take their volunteering to new levels

  • Corporate and non-profit professionals with a desire to practice their skills outside of their everyday work environment

  • Looking for meaningful involvement in their workplace or community

Benefits of Involvement

  • Receive training from local experts in the non-profit sector

  • Build off of HandsOn Bay Area’s long-standing mission and impact and engage in direct-service projects in the community

  • Grow your network with like-minded colleagues and peers, from varying professional backgrounds

  • Develop leadership and team-building skills

  • Together, participants from both the non-profit and corporate sectors learn the foundation of effective nonprofit management

Applications Closed for 2015

Please check back in August 2015 to apply for 2016.

The LIFT Program is made possible by generous support from the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation.