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Cornerstone - Volunteers of America TX- Houston
 
 
 
Volunteers of America Texas is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the vulnerable reach their full potential through services, including addiction treatment, prevention and recovery programs; affordable housing for seniors, low-income families and adults with disabilities; community re-entry programs from those transitioning from prison; housing and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; a continuum of support services to assist our clients and address the needs of the whole person. With locations in more than 30 urban and rural communities, we’ve been making a difference for those who need the most help in Texas for close to 100 years. With 287,000 seniors living below the poverty line; more than 1,037,000 disabled individuals; over 91,000 residents seeking treatment for addiction annually; and more than 65,000 inmates returning to their communities each year, the needs in Texas are far too vast for us to address on our own. We recognize the importance – and value – of engaging our local community in our volunteer efforts. The VISTA member will promote a culture of volunteerism within our communities, our programs, our clients and staff. Working closely with clients, colleagues and community members, the VISTA will assess needs; train staff and volunteers; develop strategic relationships; recruit volunteers; and enhance the services provided to our clients. This is a great opportunity to embrace your passion for service and volunteerism while also gaining valuable experience within the non-profit community and with volunteer coordination and management. The VISTA will be required to have a reliable vehicle and maintain auto insurance. They will also be required to successfully pass criminal background and drug screenings prior to placement. The position will be located at 4808 Yale St, Houston, TX 77018. The pay will be $973 per month BEFORE taxes.
 
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Member Duties : Work closely with clients, colleagues and community members to develop a strong, sustainable volunteer program; Develop strategic partnerships with businesses, schools/universities, faith-based organizations/churches, service organizations, non-profits and other key community members to ensure support for our programs, staff and clients; Provide volunteer engagement training for volunteers & staff; Provide training to staff for volunteer tracking and reporting efforts; Revise and lead program specific orientations; Survey organization leadership, program staff, clients, and existing volunteers to assess volunteer needs opportunities, and capacity agency-wide; Attend community/service fairs to highlight programs and volunteer opportunities; Provide support to staff in the volunteer placement and tracking process, including processing of applications, providing orientations, tracking hours and conducting satisfaction surveys; Provide support to staff and aid in planning service projects.
 
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Cornerstone - Volunteers of America TX- Houston

Program Start/End Date
04/21/2015  -   04/24/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  

Languages
English/Spanish preferred
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/09/2015  To  03/06/2015 

Contact Misty Pegue
3500 Noble Ave
Fort Worth   TX   76111
817-632-6006
www.voatx.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 32834


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