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TPWD VISTA- Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Situated north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the Ray Roberts Lake State Park Complex is home to the Johnson Branch unit, Isle du Bois unit, and the Greenbelt corridor. Ray Roberts Lake State Park is a popular destination for a wide variety of outdoor activities to include camping, hiking, boating, biking, and environmental education programs. This VISTA project will seek to provide increased access to the benefits of the outdoors to low income communities by developing and promoting outdoor learning opportunities and providing natural resource conservation career and volunteer training. Some of the specific project activities that a VISTA member will lead include, but are not limited to, implementing service learning programs with local high schools and middle schools, developing volunteer outreach, recruitment and management tools, creating park specific curriculums to complement academic targets, and supporting the creation of a non-profit partner organization. This project expects to benefit thousands of low income youth, veterans and their families; with over 5.5 million residents living within the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The potential positive impact of this project is extraordinary, for both the community and for the VISTA’s skills, networking, and professional development. We are looking for a VISTA candidate who is self-driven, engaging and comfortable working with children, experienced in public speaking, and culturally sensitive.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will serve a year at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Ray Roberts Lake State Park in Valley View, TX. This is a brand new project and will allow the VISTA member an opportunity to implement a variety of projects. Duties include: (1) Expanding the capacity of Ray Roberts Lake State Park in the area of outreach to and engagement of underrepresented communities. (2) Growing the park’s volunteer program to support these and other park efforts through the development of volunteer recruitment, management and training tools. (3) Developing a service learning program (SLP) for low income high schoolers. (4) Engaging new and existing partners to help ensure that low income and underrepresented communities have access to and understand the benefits of outdoor recreation, environmental service and career opportunities.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Veterans ,  Health ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  First Aid ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

TPWD VISTA- Ray Roberts Lake State Park

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  06/05/2017  To  06/23/2017 

Contact Kris Shipman
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin   TX   78744
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70632