Picnic Day: Volunteer Director

Contact Information

Name: Jesse Goodman

Email: chair@picnicday.ucdavis.edu

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


Payrate: $15.50/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 8 hours/week for Fall,14 hours/week for Winter & Spring (refer to budget for hours & weeks paid)

Start Date: Sept. 19, 2022

End Date: May 15, 2023


Job Number: 0004-5014-2022

Last Date to Apply: Aug. 11, 2022


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

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.