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'21 VIP Community Engagement VISTA- The Bridge at Green St
 
 
 
The VIP program offers a unique approach to AmeriCorps VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other AmeriCorps 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: access to food co-op, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referral, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, & professional mentoring.
 
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Member Duties : This position is part of the AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As the Community Engagement VISTA at The Bridge at Green Street, you will complete and implement a site plan and architectural design plans for individual tiny houses specifically for the Northside and for a target population of homeless single women, using volunteers and construction professionals. You will work with the leadership at the Bridge at Green Street to develop an approach to recovery from homelessness to implement with the residents of the tiny house village. You will work to develop wide-spread community, volunteer, and financial support for the tiny house village and the recovery program. You will also develop a sustainable vegetable garden, using community volunteers and BridgeWay residents, as a resource to teach gardening, responsibility, and good nutrition to women transitioning out of homelessness.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing Stipend, Gym Discount, Prof Dev ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
'21 VIP Community Engagement VISTA- The Bridge at Green St

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  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2021  To  07/31/2021 

Contact Heather Witt
203 E MAIN ST
Spartanburg   SC   29319
864-381-1384
hwitt@uwpiedmont.org
vistasinthepiedmont.org

Listing ID 102961


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