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SOTS - Elder Services with Quinault in WA
 
 
 
Spirit of the Sun (SOTS) is a non-profit based in Louisville, Colorado focused on building capacity and alleviating poverty in Indian Country. This is done through a variety of projects and partnerships within native communities and organizations across the country. SOTS has had previous VISTA placements working with elder's services on the Quinault Reservation in Washington state. Now we are searching for a new VISTA to continue the great work that has been started! You will have a bit of freedom to develop your own projects, that are focused on bettering the lives of tribal elders. The last VISTA for example, arranged fun and educational field trips for the elders and set up a small library with book donations. The position will involve fundraising and grant writing to fund projects and may involve volunteer recruitment as well. The successful candidate's main priority should be creating and improving programming that can continue into the future, after their service is done.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : This VISTA will develop inter-generational programming and educational opportunities. This might involve for example, elders mentoring youth or passing on a traditional skill/trade. Anything that can improve the happiness, health, and well being of the elder population is an option. The VISTA will do grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and marketing to promote programming. The successful candidate should have knowledge or interest in working with Native Americans. They will need to be self motivated yet able to work on a team if needed. The VISTA will need to relocate to serve in rural Washington state and it is their responsibility to find housing and transportation. This is a beautiful location and there will surely be opportunities for recreational activities outside of work. Additionally the VISTA will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in some community/cultural events.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Elder Care ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SOTS - Elder Services with Quinault in WA

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   04/30/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/05/2017  To  04/30/2017 

Contact Shannon Francis
357 McCaslin Blvd
Louisville   CO   80027
3039265275
sfrancis@spiritofthesun.org
www.spiritofthesun.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 62844


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