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*Goodwill VISTA* Trekkers- Fundraising, Rockland
Trekkers is an outdoor-based mentoring program that serves 7th-12th grade students from six communities in midcoast Maine. Using a unique, six-year mentoring model, Trekkers utilizes expeditionary learning, environmental education, community service, adventure-based education and career-college readiness programming to build supportive relationships between young people and caring adults. All programs are focused on increasing students’ self-esteem, fostering valuable life skills and improving comprehensive resiliency outcomes. Our students come from a rural part of the most rural state in the nation; an area that consistently registers the highest rate of adolescent drug abuse and teen pregnancy in the state. Over 55% of the students here are from low-income families. They live in communities where the median household income is more than 30% lower than the state average. Of the two high schools they attend, one is on Maine’s low-performing list; the other is in the lowest 8% in the state for graduation rate. To learn more about Trekkers, visit
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA will support a multi-year capital campaign to secure the future of Trekkers. Campaign goals include purchasing two buses and building a bus barn to house them as well and indoor and outdoor renovations to create a functional office and program space that will support our mission, allow us to collaborate with our community and secure our financial viability well into the future. The AmeriCorps VISTA will work closely with the Director of Development, Communications and Impact Manager and Capital Campaign Committee. They will support the planning and implementation of a successful campaign. Responsibilities include: supporting board and staff relationships with donors; supporting committee activities; assisting with major fundraising, awareness building and celebration events; grant research, writing and reporting; supporting campaign communication efforts, as well as building and maintaining donor database to support and report on campaign goals.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Extensive training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology . 
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*Goodwill VISTA* Trekkers- Fundraising, Rockland

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2021  To  06/17/2021 

Contact Scott Dupee
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79629