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Eco3.21 Northern Minnesota Preparedness Red Cross VISTA
The VISTA member will have the opportunity to make a difference by supporting both planning for disaster resilience and programs that serve veterans and their families. The VISTA member will serve with the Northern Minnesota chapter of the American Red Cross, which serves communities across Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Hubbard, Wadena, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Itasca, Koochiching, Saint Louis, Carlton, Lake and Cook counties in Minnesota, and Douglas County in northwestern Wisconsin; as well as seven sovereign Native American communities. Through Red Cross disaster programs, the VISTA member will have the opportunity to engage with preparedness work, including preparing at-risk homes and youth preparedness trainings. The VISTA member will learn the disaster response system, including how the Red Cross provides immediate assistance for families impacted by home fires or other disasters. In recovery work, the VISTA will have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced volunteer recovery caseworkers the systems that they will expand and refine, including identifying new community resources and making connections to build the capacity of the Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin volunteer casework team. The VISTA member will build disaster services capacity by recruiting and training volunteers from our communities, with a special focus on the 7 sovereign Tribal communities in the Northern Minnesota Chapter. The VISTA member will also assist the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces work, including supporting low-resource Veterans living in nursing home setting & emergency communication casework.
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Member Duties : Disaster Resiliency: 1) Writing disaster resilience curriculum to K-5th grade students, primarily in a classroom setting 2) Creating Home fire education guides and communications for smoke detector installation in homes in the community. 3) Developing outreach materials and communications channels in a community setting about disaster resilience, preparedness, and recovery 4) Evaluating Disaster response systems and procedures, including case work, emotional support & providing immediate financial assistance. Services to the Armed Forces casework: 1) Developing outreach to new military families to enroll them on the Red Cross Emergency Communication System. 2) Managing a Caseworker database system for emergency contact and critical community 3) Conducting outreach and network development for the Holidays for Heroes project.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Veterans . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Disaster Services ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Veterans ,  Communications . 
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Eco3.21 Northern Minnesota Preparedness Red Cross VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2021  To  08/30/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 105087