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2021-2022 Programs & Operations VISTA
At Share Our Spare, our mission is to ensure every child in Chicago has the essentials they need to thrive in the first five years of life. We do this by collecting new and gently used infant and toddler items from those with “extras” to spare and distributing them to families living in poverty through a sustainable network of volunteers, community stakeholders, and social service agencies. With a distribution network of more than 35 agency partners, we are supporting social workers across Lake, Cook, and DuPage counties and providing essential items to more than 10,000 children annually. Share Our Spare (SOS) seeks a highly motivated, versatile, and socially conscious Programs and Operations VISTA to join our team. This role will work with the Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement to create programmatic and organizational growth opportunities. Additionally, this role will deepen SOS’s impact by using data-driven research to inform improved structures and processes. This role will also support pilot programs that aim to meet more needs in the community by factoring in economic and poverty statistics that will help target areas for growth. 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 : 1) Implementing pilot programs with new partner networks to increase the number of individuals we’re able to reach throughout the year. 2) Creating agency profiles to enhance our ability to provide accurate referral and resource information about the agencies we work with therefore increasing access to services for more individuals. 3) Conducting research to support Illinois Diaper Bank Coalition’s work by expanding upon a Connecticut study on the economic effect of experiencing diaper need to include data on the relationship between diaper need and rates of housing insecurity and homelessness as well as the impact of diaper need on the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals. 4) Implementing new score card tool and updating census data to reflect most recent data collected. 5) Developing plan for increasing quality and frequency of feedback from agency partners. 6) Outline next steps for continuation of each element, lessons learned, and next steps.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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2021-2022 Programs & Operations VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  09/13/2021  To  12/05/2021 

Contact VISTA Leader
3800 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago   IL   60641

Listing ID 104200