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Stewards VISTA: Ice Age Trail Alliance
 
 
 
The Ice Age Trail Alliance believes the 1,200-mile-long Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a place where all people can enjoy and embrace the unique natural landscapes and cultural histories of Wisconsin, while finding physical and mental renewal in a peaceful setting, and an enduring spiritual connection to the land. In addition to the personal wellness and motivation one finds on the Trail, the broader community benefits from this resource. Indeed, the characteristics of the Trail are the same forces which create a variety of economic development streams communities may capitalize upon. As the Trail winds through the state, it passes some of the most low-income counties. These remote areas also hold some of the most natural beauty. A VISTA member will create a bridge between promoting the Ice Age Trail and the positive societal and economic impacts created when visitors visit and locals embrace these iconic spaces. Activities will vary, but most certainly will include a strong social media presence to promote the positive impacts the Ice Age Trail can have on local economies. In essence, they will bridge the gap between a declining agricultural economy and an increase in ecotourism related to outdoor recreation.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : In tandem with the marketing and communications team, the member will: Identify opportunities for tourism along the Ice Age Trail in remote areas of the state, creating itineraries to highlight recreational opportunities and local businesses. Create a plan to promote the beauty and charm of northern Trail segments, driving awareness and tourism dollars to economically depressed counties. Promote the work and activities of the Ice Age Trail Alliance – trail building projects, outreach events, membership drives, land protection, corporate partnerships, and fundraising initiatives – via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by applying best practices Boost the Alliance’s presence on TikTok to engage the next generation of volunteers and raise awareness of the Trail. Create monthly blog articles, generating content related to hiking, volunteer profiles, etc. Member will receive training in using Canva and WordPress.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Ice Age Trail Alliance

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  01/13/2022  To  05/06/2022 

Contact Sam Forsythe
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048608190
sforsythe@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 109187


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