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Stewards VISTA: Friends of Laguna Atascosa
VISTA would work under the Visitors Services Program of the Refuge, which provides opportunities for the public to participate in priority wildlife-dependent and other recreation activities. This program is also very educational-dependent projects, focusing designing and finding funding for marketing strategies for increased community engagement in Refuge and Friends events and maintaining and growing the internship program with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and is the main avenue for outreach components of the Refuge. The VISTA would help with capacity building projects that benefit the Refuge and Friends.
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Member Duties : VISTA will work to increase the participation of underserved and underrepresented communities in Refuge events. This will be accomplished by: 1) developing and finding funding for more effective marketing tools; 2) establishing free/affordable programs at Laguna Atascosa that appeal to targeted demographic groups; 3) develop marking plan to get the word out about Refuge events; 4) facilitating more partnerships; and 5) developing more educational content, including virtual content. VISTA will also help the Refuge grow and maintain the current internship program with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Activities will include: 1) evaluating the success of the UTRGV intern (Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences) from 2020; 2) meeting with UTRGV intern coordinator and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge biologist to discuss and revise program as needed; 3) developing contacts at UTRGV for a recurring intern for the Visitors Services Program at the Refuge.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Communications . 
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Stewards VISTA: Friends of Laguna Atascosa

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 TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  09/29/2020  To  12/11/2020 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 99352