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Stewards VISTA: Friends of the Dunes
Friends of the Dunes (FOD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments through community supported education and stewardship programs. Based in Humboldt County California, FOD is best known for coastal ecosystem restoration, environmental education programs, and guided walks. FOD manages the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, an interpretive facility and 120-acre land trust which is home to diverse coastal habitats including dunes, forests, wetlands, and beaches. FOD’s programs are well-established and respected within our community. The Coastal Education and Stewardship Project will expand the reach of FOD’s education and stewardship programs to engage under-represented groups and people of color within our community. Some goals of the project include providing free field trips to coastal environments for K-12 schools, participating in outreach efforts to engage more volunteers and donors from diverse backgrounds in FOD’s mission, and improving free educational resources and programs at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA’s primary responsibilities will include: Coordination of free field trips to coastal habitats for K-12 schools, with a focus on underserved and rural schools. Develop environmental education volunteers program. Work with schools to create environmentally focused curriculum for classrooms. Update program coordination and volunteer training materials Expand the reach and impact of FOD programs through targeted outreach and volunteer recruitment efforts. Represent FOD at outreach events & college volunteer fairs. Develop & implement volunteer appreciation& incentives. Develop, implement, & improve program evaluation tools Provide free educational resources & recreation opportunities at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. .Coordinate & advertise free bilingual & Spanish programs. Improve existing & create new Spanish outreach materials. Raise funding to support free programs. Administrative program support, including grant-writing and fundraising
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
First Aid ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environmental Education . 
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Stewards VISTA: Friends of the Dunes

Program Start/End Date
01/19/2020  -   01/18/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  


Accepting Applications
From  09/23/2020  To  12/18/2020 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 99265