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Stewards VISTA: Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission
The Recreation Engagement Program’s purpose is to provide community opportunities for healthy, fun, and safe outdoor activities in the rural and ecologically rich Appalachian landscape of Preston County and the Cheat River Valley. This program will also assist in building a more resilient and adaptive County Parks and Recreation Commission through strategic outreach and collaborative trail planning with a long term vision of developing a robust public land system for future generations. The Program will address the impacts of legacy mining by increasing recreational programming, collaboration, and outreach which will also provide increased opportunities for improving physical and social well-being as well as fostering tourism and economic development. The program will balance organizational needs for growing in capacity with specific programming needs for on-the-ground parks and trail projects. This Program provides the Recreation Engagement Coordinator endless opportunities to leverage and grow his or her skills in a meaningful and direct way in a community that is poised for recreational development, but also desperately needs activities and places for the youth and families to move and play. This is the perfect time to be a part of the excitement.
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Member Duties : VISTA will build capacity of PCPaRC to serve the identified community needs in providing healthy, safe, and enjoyable programming for the community to increase the quality of life and economic opportunities. Coordinate with economic development and tourism organizations to increase business and professional opportunities. Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding to increase programming, re-establish the community grants programs, and increase capacity and stability. Develop a volunteer recruitment effort and coordinate opportunities. Assist in focused outreach efforts. Develop programing that is healthy, fun, and safe for community members and in turn, addressing heart disease, addiction and mental health issues, and creating more enjoyable places to live and work.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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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 ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  First Aid ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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Stewards VISTA: Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission

Program Start/End Date
12/07/2020  -   12/06/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  10/06/2020  To  12/06/2020 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92448