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PCCE- Gettysburg College
Our mission is to prepare students from across the nation and around the globe to pursue lives of personal and professional fulfillment and to engage the complex questions of our time through effective leadership and socially responsible citizenship. One of the most pressing issues of our time is the sustainability of our environment, and we recognize our collective responsibility as stewards of the environment to come together with community partners for the central purpose of making our region a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable place. The South Mountain Partnership, an alliance of citizens, businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, and government agencies, is preparing a State of the Region Report Card. This regional scale planning document will identify metrics that demonstrate environmental health and provide context on how the region currently is doing and identify opportunities for improvement. Utilizing the Report findings, the VISTA member will develop presentations and curricula to help the public 1) understand the current conditions and 2) have the data and context necessary to protect and enhance public health. The VISTA will organize community conversations, where volunteers will utilize the curricula to present the report and facilitate discussions on needed course corrections to ensure a more sustainable future. The VISTA member will also work on building other partnerships between the college and the community, engaging the South Mountain Partnership’s network of over 40 partners, including potential projects with the Watershed Alliance of Adams County and the Land Conservancy of Adams County.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : *Applicant will need to provide Covid-19 vaccine documentation* The goal of this VISTA project is to increase awareness of environmentally conscious behaviors both on campus and in the South Mountain landscape region. In Year 1, the VISTA member will work with the South Mountain Partnership to interpret the results of the forthcoming State of the Region Report and develop curricula to present the findings to the public. The VISTA member will train volunteers to deliver these presentations. In addition, the VISTA member will work with students and college officials to develop an outreach plan for increasing knowledge of sustainable living solutions on campus, including events during orientation and throughout the academic year. Finally, the VISTA member will build partnerships with community organizations to identify potential ways to connect college resources (student volunteers, facilities, faculty research) to community-identified needs related to conservation and the environment.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Campus Housing; campus facilities ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Environment ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

PCCE- Gettysburg College

Program Start/End Date
06/20/2023  -   06/19/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2023  To  06/02/2023 

Contact Jeffrey Rioux
300 N. Washington Street, Box 2456
Gettysburg   PA   17325

Listing ID 117003