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VYDC-VT Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth
 
 
 
PROGRAM: VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, and wellbeing for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. Website: VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org SITE: Established in 1981, the Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program (VCRHYP) is a coalition of 10 service providers working together to guarantee the existence of a statewide safety net for runaway and homeless youth. VCRHYP is a national service delivery model that creates access to services for youth throughout the entire state rather than just those in a small number of towns, cities, or locales. Our goal is to make sure that youth have access to the support services they need to be safe and stable. To accomplish this, the Coalition works to -- ensure continued funding for crucial youth services in an uncertain economic climate; collaborate with state and local partners to align and inform services; advocate for youth needs with State and Federal policy makers; foster a learning community among member agencies to develop and disseminate best practices for youth-care work; educate our communities about the issues at-risk youth face; create opportunities for youth voices to be heard. The VYDC-VCRHYP Youth Engagement AmeriCorps member helps support the Youth Action Board (YAB), a collective of young people from around the state, aged 14-24, who have experienced homelessness or precarious housing either while living with their family or on their own. YAB youth help guide the work of VCRYHP and are decision makers around funding and planning priorities. YAB youth also are supported in their own individual and collective work to raise awareness and end youth homelessness in their communities. Office located in Montpelier, VT. Visit www.vermontyouthamericorps.org for more info.
 
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Member Duties : The VYDC-VCRHYP Youth Engagement AmeriCorps member helps recruit and retain Youth Action Board (YAB) participants; supports YAB co-chairs’ leadership development and guides them in planning and facilitating meetings; assists with the developing and implementing YAB’s strategic plan; supports participants in developing statewide and local outreach initiatives; helps identify and connect YAB with other opportunities and resources; and helps further YAB participants’ visions and dreams for our collective mission. Office located in Montpelier, VT. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. Travel: valid driver’s license & reliable private transportation required; travel throughout Vermont. Minimum age: 21.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Professional Development ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  group facilitation ,  Communications ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
VYDC-VT Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2019  To  10/15/2019 

Contact Caitlin Miller
PO Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05601
(802) 229-9151
vydc.recruitment@wcysb.org
vermontyouthamericorps.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 5172


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