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Shenandoah University
Motivated and energetic, VISTAs will make a difference in lives: assist in the collaboration of Shenandoah University and Our Health (a large non-profit organization dedicated to providing myriad services to the community), expand capacity for matching students with service opportunities and tracking results. The VISTAs will help hundreds of students create profiles, help nonprofits design and develop volunteer management programs including volunteer opportunities, and identify and manage crucial system(s) for tracking effectiveness of volunteer matchmaking and outcomes of service. Winchester's populations of concentrated poverty experience related problems of poor education and skills, poor health and nutrition, and poor physical environments. VISTAs will address organizational capacity matching SU students with appropriate service opportunities to combat poverty, bringing new labor and enthusiasm to community service efforts. VISTAs will work closely with existing non-profit agencies to tailor volunteer programs that fit for students and which make a direct difference for impoverished families. VISTAs will help nonprofit staff adjust their programs to make maximal use of student volunteerism. VISTAs will reach out to students, individually and in their clubs, teams, and ensembles, to stoke interest and understanding for service. VISTAs will help make matches between motivated students and appropriate antipoverty service opportunities. The proposed project will make a lasting and sustainable increase in Center for Public Service and Scholarship"s capacity to connect students to service opportunities making a serious impact on poverty in Winchester. This process will involve outreach, networking, and program design, the formation of an advisory board of low-income community members, and initial coordination between students, nonprofit leaders, and poverty communities.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Design and develop a Volunteer Management system for SU including volunteer opportunities, recruitment and retention stratgies, forms, tracking system, etc.; Develop promotional materials and carry out recruitment activities to increase the number of students involved in volunteerism; assist local non-profit organizations assess their volunteer programs and strengthen their efforts; Interact, recruit, and maintain sustainability of student participation for community service Create effective tracking system(s) for service description, outcomes, and matching of student interests and talents with non-profit opportunities including Our Health; Evaluate and manage measurable results of volunteer program; Interact with faculty, advisory board of low-income population and advisory board of CPSS, and community leaders; Develop partnerships with the community; Communicate with key stakeholders through development of appropriate media
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Technology ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Shenandoah University

Program Start/End Date
05/24/2012  -   05/23/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2012  To  05/23/2012 

Contact Karen Schultz
Shenandoah University
Winchester   VA   22601
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 43697