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‘21 VIP - Program & Engagement Coordinator VISTA - BBBS
This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, you will help improve young people academically, socially, and emotionally by focusing on education, prevention of high-risk behaviors, and teaching life skills. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will help support this mission by enhancing the existing volunteer recruitment system, enabling the organization to meet mentor recruitment goals and expand community awareness. You will also create a resource guide to increase knowledge of other available community resources for families, specifically resources to increase financial literacy and prevent and treat substance use. You will help to increase efficiency of existing funds, as well as explore ways to raise additional funds with existing resources. The VIP program offers a unique approach to VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: monthly housing stipend, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referrals, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, professional mentoring, and more!
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Member Duties : Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate exists to improve young people academically, socially, and emotionally by focusing on education, prevention of high-risk behaviors and teaching life skills. The VISTA will help support this mission by recruiting volunteers, expanding community awareness, fundraising, and generally helping to increase capacity through quality improvements in order to provide enhanced services for the low-income youth and families served.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing stipend, gym discount, prof dev ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Counseling ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Law ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership . 
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‘21 VIP - Program & Engagement Coordinator VISTA - BBBS

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  07/31/2021 

Contact Heather Witt
203 E Main St
Spartanburg   SC   29319

Listing ID 102929