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United South End Settlements Volunteer Coordinator
The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston's historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a model of successful neighborhood engagement. Programs include early childhood education; after school care for school-age children; vacation and summer day camps for youth; summer overnight camps for boys and girls; adult basic education and job readiness; arts-based youth development programs; technology education classes and open access in our technology center; and home repair, nutrition and recreational services for seniors. The engagement of community volunteers is central to the success of the Settlement House model, which utilizes the skills and experiences of residents to assist in the delivery of services. This project – the Volunteer Coordinator position - will directly impact USES mission to create a community of neighbors helping neighbors and a support system that moves South End/Lower Roxbury residents out of poverty. The selected VISTA candidate will be a member of the Boston Cares AmeriCorps VISTA program of approximately 25 VISTA members serving at more than 10 Greater Boston organizations. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) for this position will be held August 3-6 in the Boston area. To complete your application, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample responding to the below questions: 1) Why are you interested in doing a year of service and why are you interested in this particular VISTA position? 2) Tell us about a time in the United States’ history that community service made a significant impact bringing about change. You will receive an email with a link to Google Drive where you may upload those documents. We recommend adding to your email Contacts to prevent messages from going to your junk/spam folder. No phone calls, please.
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Member Duties : Reporting to the Director of Development, the Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with staff across all departments Key Responsibilities include: • Regularly work with Program Staff to identify needs for volunteer • Recruit and place volunteers • Develop a volunteer recruitment campaign targeting South End/Lower Roxbury residents • Develop a uniform system for volunteer’s to evaluate their experience at USES • Research and develop a formal internship program • Ensure volunteers are having a positive experience • Create a manual that documents the internal assessment, practices developed, and procedures for volunteer coordination.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  MBTA LinkPass ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

United South End Settlements Volunteer Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/07/2015  -   08/05/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2015  To  07/06/2015 

Contact Nikki Stewart
United South End Settlements
Boston   MA   02118
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 60657