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Cornerstone- Salvation Army
The Family Life Center is a 24-week transitional self-sufficiency program operating in a 12,500 square foot facility, providing homeless families with private sleeping and bathing accommodations, food and support services. The typical family served by this program is comprised of a single parent and an average of three children. They come from all ethnic backgrounds and are literally homeless, many times, unemployed and have exhausted virtually all family resources for food and shelter. The Family Life Center shelters 160 individuals per year, including 107 children and 53 adults. We mostly serve the homeless population of the city of Arlington but we accept referrals from any geographic area. The overall goal of the Family Life Center is to return Arlington families to independence with an increased chance of success. Because of the nature of the program, the majority of the families will leave the Family Center with improved self-sufficiency, housing and a decreased chance of needing homeless services again. Our VISTA member will enjoy the opportunity to spend significant amounts of time with program staff and clients as we strengthen our infrastructure by developing a more comprehensive volunteer plan, train staff in the recruitment of volunteers to better serve the mission of the Family Life Center. Have considerable interface with top-level community service providers. This is a great opportunity to embrace your passion for service and volunteerism while also gaining valuable experience within the non-profit community. Pay is $946/month before taxes.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will help develop and implement systems for fundraising, community volunteer recruitment and coordination, and grant research and development to expand quality services for families in transition. Specific duties will be to recruit and train community volunteers to assist with development and fundraising projects, build a reliable volunteer base for fundraising projects, attend community meetings, represent The Salvation Army in recruitment fairs, and develop a strategy for consistent volunteer assignments. He or she will also expand our fund development and outreach endeavors through social media and web development, researching and preparing quality grants for the Family Life Center, and developing materials for presentations to potential partners, donors, and others.
Program Benefits :
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Cornerstone- Salvation Army

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2013  -   11/15/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Dallas/Ft. Worth  


Accepting Applications
From  08/12/2013  To  09/30/2013 

Contact Misty Pegue
3500 Noble Ave
Fort Worth   TX   76111
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 41584