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Stewards VISTA: Palmetto Conservation Foundation Y2
 
 
 
The individual will be headquartered in the Palmetto Trail office in Columbia, SC but will spend time at sites throughout the 500-mile-long Palmetto Trail. Housed generally in rural, economically disadvantaged areas. We seek to alleviate poverty three ways: workforce development opportunities for Public Land Corps Crews; volunteer activities; and promotion of local areas in conjunction with promotion of the recreational assets we represent. Additionally, our volunteers will receive training and skill development with The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. The VISTA member will have a DEI focus to engage underrepresented populations and enhance job skills locally, as well as an outreach focus to encourage volunteer efforts by groups located elsewhere, who may be less familiar with the sites. We will then encourage volunteers to return, attracting more people to these extraordinary recreational assets and bringing tourist dollars to local small businesses. In addition, we will work with local communities along the path of the Palmetto Trail to draw attention to all these areas have to offer. These communities benefit from tourism that the trails and activities offer. Finally, the VISTA will develop plans and seek funding to ensure sustainability of the program. The PCF lack the capacity for a Volunteer and Service Coordinator. The added capacity of the VISTA will benefit our organization's ability to better engage service participants and volunteers.
 
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Member Duties : •Increase volunteer participation by evaluating and revising existing volunteer plans, protocols and manuals and developing spreadsheets to coordinate activities •Increase community outreach, leading to economic development by bringing new groups to target sites, arranging activities to highlight local governments, and seeking new community organizations interested in interacting with outdoor recreational sites. •Alleviate poverty by developing processes for volunteers to develop job skills, and by identifying potential jobs within the sponsoring organizations •Increase local tourism revenues by drawing attention to communities near Palmetto Trail
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  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 ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Palmetto Conservation Foundation Y2

Program Start/End Date
04/10/2023  -   04/09/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  12/19/2022  To  04/01/2023 

Contact Patricia Silva
330 Harper Park Dr
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600371
psilva@conservationlegacy.org
stewardslegacy.org

Listing ID 116097


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