Volunteer Services Internship
Job Details
Give Kids The World - Kissimmee, FL

The Opportunity:

Give Kids The World engages almost 1,000 volunteers each week in more than 60 different shift assignments throughout the day. Working together, we believe that each volunteer and staff member has the ability to help create the perfect storybook experience for the special families we host at our magical Village.

Our Volunteer Services team is responsible for fulfilling 100% daily coverage with qualified and committed volunteers to maintain successful operation of Give Kids The World areas. This internship will give you the opportunity for hands on volunteer management experience.



Ideally able to provide 3-4 days of availability per week (24-32 hours per week)


Job Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting, scheduling and supervising volunteers during scheduled shifts.
  • Filling 100% of call-ins or no shows for volunteer positions.
  • Supporting recruitment, recognition and retention efforts.
  • Serving as liaison between GKTW staff and volunteers and meeting with appropriate supervising staff on a regular basis.
  • Solving volunteer conflicts and reporting incidents and challenges.
  • Daily reporting and maintaining schedules of designated areas.
  • Clerical duties such as answering phones, lobby desk coverage, submitting work orders and requisitioning supplies.
  • All other Village support duties as assigned.

Physical Demands Beyond Normal Office Environment:

  • Must be able to sit in office for extensive periods.
  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Qualifications and Specific Skills:

  • Decisive & creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Approach work with a sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must have good organizational skills, with attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Able to maintain confidential information.

Education / Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Working towards a degree in Hospitality, Non-Profit Management, Health Administration or in a related field preferred.


  • Transportation to GKTW and housing are not provided. Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the Village.
  • Although this is an unpaid internship, students will receive a one-time of $300 stipend at the completion of successful internship.
  • Two internships available annually: May-August; August-December. There is flexibility in start/end dates.
  • Please check with your college/university to make sure this internship fits requirements for your program prior to applying.


Give Kids the World is a drug-free workplace.

Give Kids The World has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in place that applies to all employees and applicants for employment. By submitting a complete job application I understand I will abide by that policy.