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SerVermont - Sustainable Montpelier Coalition
Sustainable Montpelier Coalition is a catalyst that works to engage the Montpelier community and surrounding area in replicable projects that will make our capital city and region more just and sustainable. Starting from engaging the community with Sustainable Design Competition, SMC has recognized that climate and economic challenges can be addressed by re-imagining resilient shifts in transit, neighborhood governance and land use. Marginalized members of our community are (and will be) the most impacted unless we introduce sustainable, justice-focused systems-based solutions which will create economic and environmental change. SMC operates by building community coalitions. Coalitions empower individuals, community businesses and organizations to benefit through working together with those who share the common purpose of building a resilient future for our state capital. Some SMC activities that work to help alleviate poverty while changing our environmental impact include: - Expanding use of MyRide by GMT, an on-demand microtransit* pilot project that is increasing accessibility to more areas of the city which then grows individuals’ access to employment, food resources, health care and social opportunities, while reducing the current reliance on the carbon generating personal cars. - Neighborhood network organizing for crisis response and increased community resiliency, including the public health challenges and future local creation of food resources. *Microtransit Definition: A dynamically routed, flexible-route, flexible-schedule transit service that replaced the 3 fixed-route, fixed-schedule bus routes in Montpelier.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will assist the SMC staff by collaborating with community organizations and neighborhood coordinators in connecting resources to at-risk populations as part of the Capital Area Neighborhoods program. They will support small-scale community projects, like Lawns to Gardens. Such projects will increase access to food, individual and social needs. They will recruit, train and manage volunteers to assist with the community projects. The VISTA will build capacity through expanding a robust volunteer system and expand outreach efforts further into the community. Another goal is to support SMC’s role as community partner for the newly introduced on-demand microtransit pilot project, MyRide. The VISTA will help riders transition to the service through recruitment, training and managing volunteers to assist and educate riders. They will assist with development of and implementing a New Rider Engagement & Marketing plan, especially those parts focused on special needs populations.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment . 
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SerVermont - Sustainable Montpelier Coalition

Program Start/End Date
10/25/2021  -   10/24/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  09/03/2021  To  11/08/2021 

Contact Robyn Baylor
15 State St
Montpelier   VT   05602

Listing ID 95581