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SerVermont - Bennington County Regional Commission
The BCRC’s mission is to support resilient communities and promote economic prosperity and high quality of life by providing comprehensive planning and economic development assistance to the seventeen town and villages it serves. We are located in the vibrant and walkable downtown of Bennington, a mid-sized town that offers all of the recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery that Vermont is known for, and also provides easy access to Upstate New York and the Berkshires region of Western Massachusetts. Our staff of ten provides towns with expertise and planning in the fields of energy, the environment, transportation, emergency management, solid waste, public health, and community and economic development. The BCRC also has an incredible network in and around Bennington County that allows it to work collaboratively with organizations on all of its endeavors. Community partners include local and state government, local and regional food systems groups, and non-profits in every field imaginable. The main economic development programs of BCRC include revitalization project supports, workforce retention and development, rural broadband expansion, housing, recreation and culture, vibrant downtowns, and small business/entrepreneur assistance programs. All of these programs and services work collectively to promote sustainable rural development and alleviate rural poverty in Southwestern Vermont.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA’s intended project will address Housing, Workforce Development, and Food Security. They will support the Welcoming Communities Challenge, a broad and transformational effort to help new and vulnerable residents displaced by international conflict to build roots in Bennington County. This initiative will also help service providers with efforts to tailor services to the needs of a new population. The VISTA will support Bennington County Open Arms, a co-sponsoring organization working with refugees in Bennington, with potential to provide additional pilot programs in the Northshire with capacity and support. The VISTA will also support the work of several cooperating organizations to improve community health through food access and security, particularly the Vermont Food Bank’s “Veggie Van Go” program that provides locally grown produce and food products to families and individuals in need throughout Bennington County.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Environment ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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SerVermont - Bennington County Regional Commission

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2022  To  08/05/2022 

Contact Robyn Baylor
210 South St
Bennington   VT   05201

Listing ID 111375


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