Picnic Day: Volunteer Director

Contact Information

Name: Nicole Deacon

Phone: 530-752-6320

Email: chair@picnicday.ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: Volunteer w/One-Time Stipend of $959.63 (pending budget approval)

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx.10-15 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified hours per week are considered volunteer educational experience.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 5, 2020


Job Number: 0004-3361-2019

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 8, 2019


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.
  • Recruits and trains Assistant Directors
  • Hold mandatory office hours each week beginning in Fall Quarter
  • Attend weekly Board meetings and other meetings as necessary
  • Prepares end of year report.


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

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 experience as it pertains to the position.
  4. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community 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.