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Community Awareness and Engagement VISTA
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark (CCAN) is a large social service agency that serves over 55, 000 individuals annually across 86 program in a four county area. Catholic Charities participates in the Church’s social mission by recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of all people and responding with quality services and compassion to the corporeal needs of the poor and marginalized. Through these activities Catholic Charities strives to assist individuals in need, strengthen the family unit, enrich the lives of community members and make families and neighborhoods stronger. The ultimate goal of the Office of Volunteer Services is to build a long-term cohort of volunteers invested in the clients and services of Catholic Charities which would expand our community reach, enabling us to serve more people. The VISTA will implement a robust recruitment plan and strengthen the agency’s presence in the community through social media and public speaking engagements.. The VISTA will build capacity by creating strong community ties and enhancing community awareness for CCAN and its client base- low-income individuals and families, seniors, people with mental and physical disabilities. Through these activities the VISTA will build a strong volunteer system and partnership network that helps CCAN better alleviate poverty within the community.This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Undertake outreach activities within the area to build a volunteer system by recruiting at least 200 volunteers; Work closely with all CCAN departments to identify and support volunteer staffing needs; Provide training/guidance to CCAN staff, volunteers and interns on volunteer management software; Serve as Liaison to High School, Colleges and Faith-based and Community Organizations :provide information to connect constituents with CCAN programs and services; Implement social media plan with at least weekly appropriate postings; Design a calendar of content and schedule posts with program staff Engage with community on social media outlets; Implement formal orientation program for interns and volunteers.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  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 ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Elder Care ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Awareness and Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
01/16/2024  -   01/15/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW JERSEY   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Spanish helpful, not required

Accepting Applications
From  06/02/2023  To  03/12/2024 

Contact Sharon Reilly-Tobin
505 South Avenue
Cranford   NJ   07016

Listing ID 104478


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