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Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging VISTA Program Developer
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging coordinates services for individuals to help them maintain the independence they desire. Services we provide include option counseling, case management, meal programs, caregiver support, respite services, evidence base health programs, advocacy, and recreation and education programs. The position will build capacity of NEI3A ability to serve the community through developing a Friendly Caller program that will address social isolation of elderly through utilization of volunteers to make reassurance checks to home bound elderly. And through the development and improvement of volunteer recruitment activities and policy, procedure, recognition and retention related to NEI3A volunteer program, which uses a large number of volunteers to deliver meals to home bound elderly, many who are economically disadvantaged. Through the development of a stronger volunteer program NEI3A will be able to better manage our volunteer program with existing employees and partnerships with other community organizations for the recruitment of volunteers.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will develop and implement volunteer recruiting plans, volunteer policy procedures and training; Create and implement volunteer recruitment plans for NEI3A 18 county service area; Pro-actively recruit from community resources (schools, colleges/ universities, churches, civic groups, etc.); Develop, implement and administer Friendly Caller Program in conjunction with RSVP; Build a pool of volunteers that will enable NEI3A to meet operational needs; Assist employees that coordinate volunteers in continual sourcing of volunteers; Develop and implement volunteer policies, to include but not limited to, job descriptions, volunteer manual, orientation material, volunteer on-boarding materials; Develop creative volunteer recognition and retention programs; Coordinate with NEI3A Communication Coordinator and others to create volunteer recruitment promotional and recognition material; and Implement volunteer tracking system or database.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Elder Care ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership . 
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Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging VISTA Program Developer

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Graduate degree (e.g. MA, PhD, MD, JD)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/26/2020  To  11/09/2020 

Contact Jana Daisy
1963 Bell Ave
Des Moines   IA   50315
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96492