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VYDC-Big Heavy World
PROGRAM: VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, & 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. SITE: Located in Burlington, VT, Big Heavy World was established to preserve the historical record of music originating in Vermont, create economic opportunity for Vermont's musicians and the industries vital to them, develop community among Vermont musicians and their patrons; and accomplish this mission in a substance-free environment that empowers and educates youth. We serve the young adults who participate on the volunteer crew; The musical artists of Vermont who are encouraged and promoted through the organization's efforts; And the present and future citizens of Vermont who benefit from the preservation of the historical record of Vermont's culture. We provide a platform for career exploration, job skills building, self-confidence, civic engagement, and empowerment for youth needed for them to find personal success in adulthood. Our programs give youth the community connections and social stimulus to remain in Vermont and contribute to its future. Fostering success for Vermont made music also contributes to the well-being of the state. Vermont's community of musicians extends across a rural state that lacks the resources of a large urban center. The VYDC AmeriCorps member supports our efforts by recruiting, training, and managing youth and young adult volunteers. The environment of the organization is educational and empowering; introducing unskilled young adults to a wide variety of broadcast, media, business, engineering, archival, and music industry tasks.
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Member Duties : The Big Heavy World Youth Engagement AmeriCorps member: (1) recruits, trains, and manages young adult volunteers—mentoring their participation in public outreach and the programming and management of a community radio station; (2) supervises drop-in hours for young adults (out-of-school-time and youth radio programs): (3) communicates about our community-building and other initiatives to educators, civic leaders, and the public; (4) introduces unskilled young adults to a wide variety of broadcast, media, business, engineering, archival, and music industry tasks; (5) develops a new initiative which introduces teen girls to community broadcasting skills; and (6) seeks non-federal in-kind and grant support to increases capacity for outreach to the public and member-led initiatives. Send resume and cover letter. Occasional participation in conferences or summits with transportation provided. Monthly travel to Montpelier, either by bus or personal vehicle.
Program Benefits : Professional Development ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

VYDC-Big Heavy World

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   10/30/2019

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  10/02/2018  To  02/28/2019 

Contact Danielle Shaw
PO Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05601

Listing ID 53720