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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of the Ninth (UWBB)
 
 
 
CASA of the Ninth recruits, trains and provides on-going support to community volunteers in serving as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children involved in the Dependency and Neglect System. Every child in the foster care and child welfare system should have a CASA volunteer. Our service area is located on the Western Slope of Colorado, about a three-hour drive west, up into the mountains from Denver (180 miles) and about a 1.5-hour drive east (88 miles) from Grand Junction. Our area boasts scenic rivers and other four-season tourist attractions, especially our many festivals, mountain trails, fabulous ski resorts and relaxing hot springs. Our local communities experience significant levels of poverty due to a large number of low-paying, tourist- and ranching-related service jobs and our rural, low-population geographic area. Population is centered around towns ranging from trendy Aspen in the southeast to remote Parachute out west. We also work with a high number of Hispanic residents, so bilingual skills are a plus. The UWBB VISTA Project will offer $200/month housing stipends (paid directly to VISTA members’ landlords). Our VISTA cohort will include at least 12 positions. We periodically will work together as a team on poverty-related community projects. The VISTA member would be primarily responsible for working in partnership with the CASA Board of Directors to develop and expand a diversified funding stream for the organization. The VISTA member would also be instrumental in increasing community awareness and support of the organization via digital, social and print media. Additional responsibilities would include assisting with volunteer recruitment for the program. Preferred skills include: Excellent verbal and written communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, grant or technical writing, fundraising, and event planning.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member would be primarily responsible for working in partnership with the CASA Board of Directors to develop and expand a diversified funding stream for the organization. The VISTA member would also be instrumental in increasing community awareness and support of the organization via digital, social and print media. Additional responsibilities would include assisting with volunteer recruitment and engagement for the program. Preferred skills include: Excellent verbal and written communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, grant or technical writing, fundraising, and event planning.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of the Ninth (UWBB)

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/17/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/13/2022  To  03/17/2023 

Contact Melissa Harris
PO Box 1406
Rifle   CO   81650
970-625-8189
Melissa@unitedwaybb.org
unitedwaybb.org

Listing ID 76771


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