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Stewards VISTA: Stream Partners Program
 
 
 
Are you looking for an opportunity to live and work closely in unique Appalachian communities supporting volunteers protecting the mountain streams of West Virginia? West Virginia is the home of over 10,000 named streams and 46 named rivers with over 30 watershed associations dedicated to protecting them and enhancing the communities they flow through with environmental restoration projects. This program will provide the opportunity for career experience with state, federal and nonprofit programs that provide technical assistance and grant funds for environmental restoration efforts. You will be paired with a WV Department of Environmental Protection mentor to create innovative projects that improve water quality, habitat, health, recreation, youth programs and community revitalization. The key to success is the people in the communities and the partnerships we build around community assets. You will meet people, build coalitions, and leave a lasting impact on one or two communities. Four positions in DEP field offices will enhance rural community development, seek out opportunities for the watershed association to integrate more fully into the community, and develop events and resources that support individual, community, and partnership-wide interests. You will become the catalyst for people’s passion to stay in WV and work to make a difference.
 
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Member Duties : Identify community assets that projects can be built around to enhance community. Promote existing watershed associations’ success stories through web sites, applications and publications. Prepare and submit grant applications to enhance a priority community asset. Develop successful project to increase organizational capacity and enhance environmental stewardship and community revitalization in WV. Celebrate success by planning events. Develop a volunteer recognition program. Continue to identify new organizations that could benefit from the project partnership. Develop and implement recruiting process for new Board of Director who can participate in project. Promote local business and nonprofits as a project partner. Identify state or federal programs and regional staff that can enhance the project and possibly fund a VISTA position for year 2025.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing Assistance. Professional Dev. ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Urban Planning ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Stream Partners Program

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/20/2022  To  12/19/2023 

Contact Gwennan Richmond
330 Harper Park Dr
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600320
grichmond@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 114883


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