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Eco3.23 Community Engagement and Response VISTA - CHUM
CHUM is the largest provider of emergency services in Northeastern Minnesota. Entering its 50th year of operations in 2023, CHUM has grown from a small group of downtown churches to serving over 8,000 low-income, homeless and hungry individuals a year through its shelter and drop-in center, permanent housing programs, food shelves and emergency winter warming center. It is also a founding member agency of an ambitious 5-year plan to respond to unsheltered homelessness, which aims to increase shelter capacity by 100 beds and permanent supportive housing by 200 units over the coming 5 years. As an Americorps VISTA member, you will interact with all departments of CHUM to help develop and streamline a process to recruit and train community volunteers in order for CHUM to more effectively respond to growing need in our community. The VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort serving in northeastern Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings.
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Member Duties : Member Duties: 1) Engage in research on best practices for volunteer recruitment, training and retention. 2) Work with CHUM departments and broader coalitions to which CHUM is an active participant to determing volunteer opportunities and barriers those departments may face in managing volunteers. 3) Engage CHUM congregation members and the community at large to determine barriers to volunteering and to educate about volunteer opportunities. 4) Develop a comprehensive volunteer training and onboarding process that will help people better understand the root causes of poverty and to approach their volunteering through a trauma-informed and people-centered lens; this process may involve enagement with St Louis County and other community partners for universal training. 5) Collect data on volunteer retention and effectiveness of various recruitment approaches.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  $100 monthly housing allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Health . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services . 
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Eco3.23 Community Engagement and Response VISTA - CHUM

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/26/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2023  To  08/09/2023 

Contact Patrick Weber
2014 W 3rd St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 115873