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City of Lancaster, Fire Bureau - Community Outreach VISTA
 
 
 
#1 Objective Strategic Priority: Strong Neighborhoods Promote civic spirit in support of public safety. Develop and implement a citywide program that allows Lancaster City to operate more effectively and to improve the level of safety throughout the city. Member Activities: 1. Identify new community members and local stakeholders who can build capacity and serve as volunteers for community lead fire safety initiatives. 2. Build capacity in the city and community by conducting new outreach techniques. 3. Partner with stakeholders that will contribute to the overall program by providing resources. 4. Conduct a needs assessment to identify ways in which to expand community outreach in fire prevention. 5. Coordinate planning sessions with neighborhood groups. #2 Objective Strategic Priority: Strong Neighborhoods Research, develop, and implement a Community Risk Reduction (CRR) program to identify and prioritize of risks, threats and hazards followed by the introduction and evaluation of strategies to lessen their impact. Member Activities: 1. Confirm community problems through data. 2. Develop talking points, fact sheets, and various media tools (hard copy and electronic) to communicate the goals, structure, timeline, and accomplishments of the program. 3. Coordinate efforts with city staff to assist in building a unique approach to community support. 4. CRR is more than smoke alarms. Research and data collection should identify and respond to other risks and other prevention measures as well. The CRR program should provide the use of this data to guide LCBF to the most pressing needs and apply the resources appropriately. 5. Gather support for an effective CRR from input, participation, and support from city leaders, and leaders within our community. Success is measured through a 6-step process identify risk/problem, prioritize risk/problem, develop strategies, create plan, implement plan, and evaluate and modify.
 
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Member Duties : Member Activities: * Identify new community members and local stakeholders who can build capacity and serve as volunteers for community lead fire safety initiatives. * Build capacity in the city and community by conducting new outreach techniques. * Conduct a needs assessment * Coordinate planning sessions with neighborhood * Confirm community problems through data. * Develop talking points, fact sheets, and various media tools * Coordinate efforts with city staff to assist in building a unique approach to community support. * Utilize the CRR data to guide LCBF - 18 years old - US Citizens, nationals, or legal residents - Successfully complete a criminal background check. - VISTA is a full-time commitment - Political advocacy, organizing or demonstrating while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited - Permits part-time employment and attendance at school during off hour
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  cell phone, laptops, local trans pass ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Health ,  Disaster Relief . 
 
Skills :
Disaster Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Health ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
City of Lancaster, Fire Bureau - Community Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   08/01/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2022  To  06/01/2023 

Contact GABRIELLE BUZGO
120 N. DUKE STREET
LANCASTER   PA   17602
7176935144
GBUZGO@CITYOFLANCASTERPA.COM
cityoflancasterpa.com/vista

Listing ID 107756


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