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Project Planner [MCN VISTA]
 
 
 
SEWA programs are focused on educating South Asians about wellness - wellness of the body and mind, and wellness within family and community. Programs create access to professionals and volunteers who are culturally competent, in most instances to professionals who speak the language of the client; and, for the clients create access to wellness, health care and domestic violence prevention, education and intervention in a culturally relevant manner. SEWA depends on volunteers to operate its programs. Health clinics have over 70 volunteers engaged in serving low-income South Asians annually. Domestic violence prevention programs have over 20 volunteers, youth and senior programs have another 10-15 volunteers. The diversity within the South Asian community presents many challenges including finding service providers who speak a specific language and/or understand cultural proscriptions related to issues like food consumption or gender relationships. SEWA-AIFW’s understanding of the many challenges facing South Asian community members and its efforts to educate providers and create a referral network of health and other providers who are informed about South Asian cultures, language and religious beliefs makes it unique in its ability to improve health within the community. SEWA in its Healthy Families and Health Initiative serve over 1,200 individuals each year, relying on volunteers (physical and mental health professionals, allied health students, community members, legal and social service professionals) to assist community members. The VISTA project will advance SEWA’s anti-poverty efforts by improving SEWA volunteer management capabilities through the creation of a comprehensive volunteer management and reporting system.
 
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Member Duties : Main Objectives: • Evaluate implementation and results of new volunteer management system and training, and improvement in volunteer recruitment and training • Increase public awareness of target community through events and outreach activities. Essential Functions • Improve website with additional health resources, especially mental health and suicide • Plan culturally and regionally specific community engagement events to address health concerns • Update volunteer job descriptions, develop a training manual and training workshops, and improve data collection system and documentation for volunteer service • Conduct research on technological solutions to volunteer management needs and make recommendations • Develop new volunteer recruitment and training materials to complement software/cloud-based volunteer management system • Create training procedures and train staff to continue operation of volunteer management system
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Elder Care ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Project Planner [MCN VISTA]

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2020  To  07/05/2020 

Contact Jesse Chang
2314 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114
651-757-3083
jchang@minnesotanonprofits.org
www.mcnvista.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94746


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