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Volunteer Management VISTA
Covenant House Alaska (CHA), offers a multitude of services focused on ending the experience of homelessness for youth. Services are focused on housing, well-being, and education and employment, with the philosophy that positive relationships are the agents of change. Youth are given immediate access to housing options, along with whatever is needed while we support them to become the BEST version of themselves. CHA’s Youth Engagement Center (YEC), a shelter and community center for young adults, is open 24 hours a day. It provides a safe place for basic needs to be met and tools for youth to work toward independence. Youth have access to a cafeteria, computer lab, gymnasium, clothing room, music room, art room and staff that provide case management, life skills coaching and relationship- building. In addition, CHA has on-site partners that provide additive services at no-cost to our young people. CHA’s shelter for minors, Minors Accessing Care & Kindness (MACK) House is a home that provides shelter for teens ages 13-17 who are experiencing homelessness. The street outreach team spends time on the streets getting to know youth and forging trusting relationships, and offering services to meet basic needs—food, water, clothes, rides to access medical care, etc. Rights of Passage is a transitional living program that provides supportive housing for youth ages 18-24. Passage House is a transitional living program for parenting/pregnant teens ages 17-24, and their children. Charlie Elder House is a residence for male youth ages 16-19 who are experiencing mental health or emotional challenges. Covey Lofts is a micro-unit apartment, giving youth ages 18-24 a longer-term place to stay while having full access to CHA’s services. Covey Academy offers student housing and workforce training with individualized services that ensure young people transition into meaningful careers and permanent housing.
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Member Duties : We are seeking a VISTA member who’s ready to serve our mission of ending the experience of youth homelessness. The VISTA will work alongside the Volunteer Manager to support and enhance volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention. The right candidate will be comfortable working with volunteers and community partners through programs across the agency. This role juggles multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Duties include: Design/implement recruitment strategies to increase volunteers from under-represented communities. Outreach to businesses that provide employees with hours/pay for volunteerism. Capture photos/videos to develop marketing material. Propose and launch community recruitment events. Facilitate added evening, weekend, virtual, and family volunteer opportunities. Maintain the volunteer management system. Establish a strategic volunteer communications plan and tracking metrics. Develop and launch trainings/resources for volunteers.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  $200 a month payment towards housing . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Volunteer Management VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/17/2023  -   07/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2023  To  06/23/2023 

Contact Tim McCleary
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501

Listing ID 117701