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OneStar: Dallas Zoo Youth Volunteer Program VISTA
Do you love animals? Is conservation important to you? At the Dallas Zoo, you can contribute to our conservation mission while introducing low-income students to service learning and environmental issues. Our nonprofit zoo, the largest in Texas and home to more than 2,000 animals, is supported by an Education Department which aims to inspire care for wildlife and wild places. We actively involve participants via live animal experiences, project-based learning, and programs that are interactive, science-based and conservation-oriented. The Zoo aims to develop and sustain relationships with our participants so that they are engaged and empowered to act on behalf of wildlife conservation. The Zoo’s Education Department also helps youth experience the rewards and responsibilities of volunteering through our 28-year-old youth volunteer program. Youth volunteers discover real-world applications of science and math and learn about the natural world, becoming empowered to incorporate conservation practices into their daily lives. Through serving and interacting with a diverse group of peers and Zoo visitors, they also gain job-ready skills and develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA will coordinate the Dallas Zoo Youth Volunteers to help advance the Zoo’s educational mission, expanding service to nearby low-income communities. This position works with the Education Supervisor of Youth Learning to develop and coordinate the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park youth volunteer programs in the context of learning objectives for youth audiences. Duties include program implementation, recruitment, evaluation, and supervision of the Youth Volunteer Program. The VISTA works closely and effectively with various departments to achieve the best experience for our volunteers, visitors, and staff. A target population of the member's activities will be fourth-grade students in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. The member would work with school staff and parents to increase student exposure to service learning and environmental issues, helping them to build the skills needed to devise community-based solutions to conservation problems.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Conservation background ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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OneStar: Dallas Zoo Youth Volunteer Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2017  -   08/17/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Dallas/Ft. Worth  


Accepting Applications
From  03/06/2017  To  06/30/2017 

Contact Courtney Jonescu
Dallas   TX   75203
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67323