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Library Summer Associates at Anchorage Public Library
2014 Summer Vista Job Descriptions Craving an Alaska Adventure? The Chugach National Forest is in our backyard. Spend your days engaging youth in our summer reading activities to prevent summer learning loss and serve as a leader and mentor for Volunteens, providing them with career development opportunities. Miles of bike trails make it easy to get out and about to enjoy the long summer days. Anchorage Public Library is looking for 3 VISTA volunteers this summer, one for each of three locations, the Z. J. Loussac Library, Chugiak-Eagle River Branch Library, and the Muldoon Branch Library. One VISTA will work at each location to train and coordinate youth volunteers. For the Volunteens, the VISTA volunteer will be the first point of contact within the library, a trainer, a supervisor, and mentor. They will develop teen-friendly enrichment activities, including an end of summer celebration, that make the Volunteen program rewarding for the library and for the youth. VISTA volunteers will also assist library staff during summer reading special events with set up, hosting, and promotion. Additionally, they will work with youth from birth to age 18 to sign them up for the summer reading program, help them track their reading, receive reading incentives, and encourage reading and a love of literacy. At each location, they will also have a chance to engage with youth and teens who are not part of the Volunteen program through regularly scheduled programs, interactions in teen spaces, and with in the library. This is our third year to have the opportunity to enrich our youth experiences with the enthusiasm and guidance of VISTA Associates. Join the team, build your leadership skills and play a key role in keeping youth engaged all summer long! Runs Tuesday, May 27 – Saturday, August 2, 2014. Applications due by 5/11/14.
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Member Duties : Schedule, train and manage teen volunteers to assist in their career development skills. Work with library staff to develop team building activities. Develop volunteer rewards such as end of season party, weekly check-ins and prizes. Assist with summer activities for all ages of youth.
Program Benefits :
Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Library Summer Associates at Anchorage Public Library

Program Start/End Date
05/27/2014  -   08/02/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2014  To  05/27/2014 

Contact Sherri Douglas
3600 Denali St
Anchorage   AK   99503
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 55343