Picnic Day: Volunteer Director

Contact Information

Name: Chelsea Hernandez

Phone: 752-6320

Email: chair@picnicday.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Picnic Day website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $675 One-Time Stipend (pending budget approval)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 10-15 hrs/wk

Start Date: Sept. 21, 2016

End Date: May 29, 2017


Job Number: 0004-1745-2016

Last Date to Apply: July 14, 2016


Recruit and coordinate 350 or more volunteers for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Picnic Day.


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  • Provides volunteers to meet the needs of all Directors.
  • Coordinates recruitment of volunteers through tabling on the quad, through the dorms, through the Aggie and other media, and through student organizations.
  • Designs schedule spreadsheets and assignments for volunteers and is in contact with them via email.
  • On Picnic Day, the Volunteer Director is in charge of the Volunteer Check-In area which includes: checking volunteers in/out, directing them where to go, and providing a meal voucher and t-shirt.
  • Keep track of which student groups have fulfilled their volunteer requirements.
  • Hire Assistant Directors, hold office hours, attend weekly Board meetings, prepares end of year report.


  • Organizational skills
  • Communications skills
  • Dependable
  • Personable
  • Punctual
  • Responsible

Supplemental Questions

  1. 3. What do you hope to accomplish as Volunteer Director? (200 words max)
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  4. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community in the workplace and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

All student assistant positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedures for Staff Member (PPSM). See PPSM Policy & Procedures 3, Exhibit A and Exhibit B. Volunteer positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedure Manual 380 – Section 08, Volunteer Services. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.