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OSMRE VISTA Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
This work requires leadership or participation in two projects: 1) Help coordinate the Cabin Creek Clinic solar panel installation project to keep the clinic running during power outages and serve as a model for renewable energy options. The VISTA will assist OVEC staff in not only working with the Director of the Clinic, but also members of our coalition partners, to see the project through to completion. 2) Work with OVEC staff and Boys and Girls Club employees to expand our current gardening project. One goal is to construct Outdoor Learning Environments at the two Huntington Boys and Girls Clubs. Another goal is to develop entrepreneurial opportunities around local food production. For example, the VISTA would help us install more raised beds and help with our plans for year-round gardening so the kids can sell surplus vegetables at the local food market located near the OVEC office. Applications are reviewed and the position will be filled on a rolling basis. Please apply early to be considered.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Because the VISTA will be working on two different projects, s/he will be involved in a variety of activities including: 1. Set up and attend meetings with various individuals and organizations that have expressed interest in the Cabin Creek Clinic solar project, and reach out to other organizations to ascertain their interest in being involved in the project 2. Help coordinate the work necessary to move the Cabin Creek Project forward. 3. Work with a landscape design company, OVEC staff, and Boys and Girls Club staff to come up with a plan for Outdoor Learning spaces 4. Contact local stores to solicit donations for gardening project 5. Conduct outreach to local service organizations to help with constructing Outdoor Learning Environments 6. Help with garden maintenance 7. Help identify speakers and schedule field trips for kids to learn about entrepreneurial opportunities around local food. 8. Help find grant opportunities to support these projects and other economic transition work.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Professional development funds . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Environment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development . 
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OSMRE VISTA Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Program Start/End Date
01/30/2017  -   01/29/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  09/23/2016  To  01/01/2017 

Contact Mary Kobs
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 69983


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