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United Way of Lake County
Do you want to help transform how people address the challenges that life brings? 211 is Lake County's one-stop helpline! 211 has made more than 150,000 connections for help. Fewer people are homeless, more women are safe from domestic violence and more children have food on their tables. Be a part of a team that is providing an invaluable service with an undeniable impact on the county’s most vulnerable residents. The VISTA will work with UWLC’s team committed to providing those in need access to critical information and resources. 211 is Lake County’s only centralized resource that supplies navigation to find help and support. 211’s service area includes many low-income communities with a high percentage of families without the literacy skills/English proficiency needed to access information, navigate eligibility, and connect to services and resources. The VISTA will support 211 with the development of new tools for outreach and training; grow the 211 volunteer ambassador base and identify strategies to address the needs of local communities of color. United Way of Lake County is a dynamic team of skilled professionals dedicated to serving Lake County children and families. Lake County is located in northeastern Illinois, with Lake Michigan to the east, Wisconsin to the north and the City of Chicago to the south. Lake County is a vibrant, growing county made of diverse adults and families. The county's communities include picturesque rural communities, highly developed urban centers, and tourist communities. Together, by raising awareness, building trust and expanding the outreach of UWLC 211 to our target low income and underrepresented communities we will connect people in need with a wide range of available resources that improve and save lives.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will work with United Ways 211 team to increase awareness and expand outreach to low income and underrepresented communities including the African American, Latino and AAPI communities. Through the development of new tools for outreach and training, the VISTA will increase awareness of and engagement in 211. Through the creation of a 211-volunteer ambassador base, the VISTA will provide a solid foundation for future program support. The VISTA member will utilize strategies to inclusively address culture, communication preferences and needs to ensure local communities of color and those with poverty-related needs connect with much needed help and to improve access to health and human services.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of Lake County

Program Start/End Date
02/13/2023  -   02/12/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  10/24/2022  To  03/01/2023 

Contact Gale Graves
330 S Greenleaf St
Gurnee   IL   60031

Listing ID 115064


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