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Volunteer and Impact Coordinator VISTA (Asheville, NC)
The staff of the Western Region Office of Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte in Asheville, North Carolina serve people in need in the 12 westernmost counties of North Carolina through the agency’s programs, which include food pantry services, diaper ministry, bilingual case management coordination, bilingual clinical mental health counseling, refugee resettlement, burial assistance, immigration services, financial assistance, and holiday assistance. The agency’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty through enhanced service provision by our staff, interns, and volunteers who provide direct services for people in need. The VISTA Volunteer and Impact Coordinator will supplement their efforts to build capacity and sustainability in the Western Region Office and alleviate poverty through the development of systems, processes, coordination, and resources that will enhance the agency’s ability to serve people in need. This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty. In North Carolina, 12.9% of residents live below the poverty line. The VISTA will improve the agency’s ability to help people who are struggling with food insecurity and an inability to provide diapers, toiletries, hygiene products, and other supplies for their families. According to our agency partner, MANNA FoodBank, more than 100,000 people every year in western North Carolina face an empty plate. In 2021, the food pantry at the Western Region Office of Catholic Charities served 2,407 people. Last year, the Western Region Office also helped 129 people with financial assistance, 67 people with licensed clinical mental health counseling, 79 people with immigration services, 292 people with holiday assistance, 31 people with burial assistance, 17 people with clothing, and 34 refugees resettled.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Volunteer and Impact Coordinator will do a variety of rewarding, engaging, and capacity-building activities to alleviate poverty in western North Carolina. The VISTA will develop and implement efficient procedures for the agency’s food pantry and diaper ministry, including volunteer communication and coordination and the maximization of our facilities. The VISTA will enhance the agency’s refugee resettlement, case management, burial assistance, and counseling programs through the development of systems and organizational capacity-building efforts to improve each service recipient’s experience. The VISTA will build outreach capacity and awareness through community engagement to help attract more volunteers and donors to the organization to increase sustainability. The VISTA will research and organize local resources and partner agencies to ensure proper staff referrals to service recipients. The VISTA will recruit, train, and evaluate volunteers for the agency’s programs.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Public Safety ,  Veterans ,  Health ,  Tribal ,  Elder Care ,  Disaster Relief ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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Volunteer and Impact Coordinator VISTA (Asheville, NC)

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  06/22/2022  To  12/31/2022 

Contact Jesse Boeckermann
50 Orange St
Asheville   NC   28801

Listing ID 99096