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VISTA: Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
 
 
 
The VISTA assigned to this site will be working within the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and, by extension, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. As a DOI/VISTA, this service member will be working with staff from the National Park Service and the non-profit organization Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. Our new bi-state national historical park includes four historic mill villages, which are all areas that are part of or adjacent to urban centers. Although the thrust of the new park is to preserve and interpret the industrial heritage of these communities, this project will ensure that current residents, many of whom are living below the poverty level, are connected and engaged with the new park and its resources.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will be a vital part of making and sustaining connections between people of these local communities, park staff, and the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. This position will require assistance in preparing and writing grants, participation in citizen-scientist initiatives, and performance of community research on interpretation, and capacity-building for local organizations. The VISTA member will work to increase partnerships between the community and national park, working to provide economic opportunities to under-served youth.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VISTA: Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Program Start/End Date
03/26/2018  -   03/25/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/04/2018  To  02/23/2018 

Contact Caroline Smith
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
304-533-1211
caroline@conservationlegacy.org
stewardslegacy.org/join
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 64991


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