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2021-2022 Volunteer Marketing and Training Coordinator
At Hesed House, we continue to find ways to serve the most vulnerable in our community at our homeless shelters despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic decimated the on-site group volunteering program at Hesed House, a former 7,000 volunteer per year system vital to the long-term sustainability of the shelter. Hesed’s shelters run on a Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) framework which doesn’t survive without the ability for the community to serve our guests in program. This AmeriCorps VISTA position will safely re-introduce on-site group volunteering at Hesed House by determining COVID volunteer safety protocols and new volunteer roles for our new men’s shelter, women’s shelter, daytime drop-in center, and family shelter programs, as well as other volunteer programs as applicable such as the donations sorting team, clothes closet team, building and grounds teams and children’s program teams. The VISTA will create system materials. The VISTA will then recruit, train and manage volunteer groups into the new COVID-aware programs. The ideal candidate for this position should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a positive persona and drive to help community members understand and meet the needs of our guests. The ideal candidate should also be proficient in all Microsoft Office software, possess good organizational skills, work well as part of a team, and be a highly motivated self-starter. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Create volunteer manuals for each PADS program and a general volunteer manual •Coordinate with Program Directors to determine daily program needs that volunteers can fill •Research CDC guidance for COVID-19 protocols in homeless shelters, as well as best practices from shelters around the nation. •Conduct Group Coordinator Survey about the hopes and concerns they have for bringing their groups back to volunteer. •Train staff on new volunteer roles •Recruit new volunteer groups •Work with Volunteer Director and Development Director to create volunteer marketing and training materials •Begin recruiting volunteer groups •Evaluate effectiveness of training and marketing materials for group coordinators •Develop a plan for sustainability
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Public Safety ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2021-2022 Volunteer Marketing and Training Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  07/09/2021  To  08/30/2021 

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659 S River Street
Aurora   IL   60506

Listing ID 101866