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Stewards VISTA: Friends of KAG - Volunteer and Engagement
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a national park site featuring historic ponds filled with lotus, water lilies and wild habitat, offering a unique respite in our capital city. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is dedicated to ensuring the Gardens are well-enjoyed and welcoming for neighbors and visitors. We do this by connecting people to the Gardens through stewardship, public engagement, and educational programs. The neighborhoods surrounding the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens have been systemically harmed and overlooked for decades, leaving residents with few avenues for economic, professional, or personal mobility. Neighbors, however have long desired for the Gardens to play a larger role in improving their quality of life. Increased programming as well as improved access would create a respite to escape the stresses of the city and home life, as well as a place to individuals and community to gather to learn, work and play. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and NPS have initiated some critical programming for the Gardens’ neighbors in recent years. We seek a re-envisioned Gardens where neighbors view the park as part of their community and are compelled to care for and advocate on its behalf. Help us develop and implement an outreach plan that brings volunteer services and resources to the park, as well as expands our other program offerings. This position is ideal for self-starters and fast learners who enjoy working outside in nature, at events and with people. Candidates must work well in a collaborative team environment and on their own. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is required. Also, you should like having a total blast while working in a setting made for Instagram! This opportunity will give you the experience and skills needed for a career in nonprofits, volunteer coordination, youth and community development, event planning, urban studies, and social services.
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Member Duties : VISTA will: -Develop and implement a community outreach plan -Develop, implement, and codify policies and procedures for a growing and diverse volunteer cadre -Develop a robust calendar of stewardship and interpretive volunteer service opportunities, for ongoing, one-time, or seasonal volunteers -Develop corporate volunteer program architecture, identify corporate partner prospects, and create an engagement plan to secure new corporate supporters -Develop, implement and codify policies and procedures for a growing wellness initiative in the park -Promote the park among a diverse audience of affinity/hobby groups, neighborhood groups and associations, schools, alumni associations, churches, and more. -Identify and pursue sustaining sources of grant funding and corporate sponsorship for these areas of work ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting***
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization . 
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Stewards VISTA: Friends of KAG - Volunteer and Engagement

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  10/15/2021  To  12/17/2021 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 107690