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'21-'22 Veterans Engagement Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
Orting Veterans Village is a supportive housing community for 35 homeless veterans living in Pierce County. We opened our doors in June 2021 as part of a wider network of tiny house villages known as Quixote Communities. Quixote Communities created Orting Veterans Village for homeless veterans after teaming up with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center. Focused on community living, Orting life centers around the community building and the belief that everyone deserves a home. Each resident at the village has their own separate tiny home, can lock their front doors, sleep in their own bed, and close their curtains. The villages provide residents with greater privacy than a shelter or apartment settings, as well as a new sense of security about their lives. Additionally, our houses are also economically and environmentally efficient, costing less than half of what it costs to build your average apartment. We use long lasting efficient LED lighting as well as low-flow toilets and showers to reduce our water consumption. The project alleviates poverty by increasing access to life sustaining resources. The VISTA will build capacity & support sustainability by creating systems & procedures for recruiting, coordinating, tracking, training, and acknowledging volunteers & donors for the new village. The project allows community members to build relationships with the village while increasing community connection for residents.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Community Engagement Coordinator works with the staff at the Orting Veterans Village to provide community outreach and develop a needs assessment for community engagement in Pierce County. The VISTA member will conduct outreach to the local community and other community organizations to help with volunteering and fundraising for the 35 homeless veterans living with us. They will help a new methodology of volunteer and donor tracking, coordination, recruitment, and acknowledgement, and develop a data entry process for sustainability. Working with the staff and volunteers, the VISTA will additionally build capacity within the organization to allow all members of the community to better represent Orting Veterans Village by developing a new volunteer orientation specific to Orting.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Veterans ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
'21-'22 Veterans Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  11/08/2021  To  12/26/2021 

Contact Jaycie Osterberg
1301 Orting Kapowsin Hwy E
Orting   WA   98360
360-338-0451
www.quixotecommunities.com

Listing ID 102758


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