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24-25 Housing Forward - Housing Action Corps - Volunteers
The Community Outreach & Volunteer VISTA will serve with Housing Forward in Maywood, IL from August 2024-2025. Housing Forward is part of the Housing Action Corps, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. Housing Action Corps members receive custom training, support, and networking opportunities in housing and community development, in addition to the traditional benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA. Learn more: Housing Forward is a leading organization assisting individuals and families in west suburban Cook County who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. Our mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. Volunteerism is foundational to our work, and the Community Outreach & Volunteer VISTA will be an integral part of the Housing Forward team. The VISTA will build relationships with and educate community partners on how to get involved in a community system to help neighbors experiencing housing crisis. They will also support volunteer recruitment, data collection, and reporting. Our ideal candidate is outgoing, enjoys interacting with people, and builds relationships easily. They should have strong communication, organization, and computer skills. The candidate should enjoy collaborating with a dedicated team, but also able to work independently and without daily supervision. This position offers a $400 monthly stipend.
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Member Duties : Volunteers are vitally important to Housing Forward’s work, and the Community Outreach & Volunteer VISTA will help us build sustainable community relationships to achieve our mission of ending homelessness. Throughout their year of service, the VISTA will develop and expand relationships with community groups to build their awareness of housing needs in their neighborhood, and motivate people to become involved in addressing these needs within their community. They will also enhance our volunteer recruitment process and streamline our volunteer data collection and reporting systems.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  $400 Monthly Housing Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
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24-25 Housing Forward - Housing Action Corps - Volunteers

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2024  -   08/25/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2024  To  07/26/2024 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
1851 South 9th Ave
Maywood   IL   60153

Listing ID 122395


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