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OSMRE VISTA Friends of Deckers Creek
Friends of Deckers Creek has served as a leader in the environmental community of Monongalia and Preston Counties, West Virginia, for over a decade, and the organization is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual that can take their environmental education programs to the next level. The FODC VISTA will have the opportunity to serve while gaining a breadth of experience in 1) project planning, 2) grant writing, 3) environmental education, 4) scientific monitoring, 5) water remediation, 6) event organization, and 7) nonprofit management. Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC), a non-profit organization based out of Morgantown, West Virginia, works to improve the Deckers Creek watershed through direct remediation, environmental education and community outreach. FODC formed in 1995 as an informal grassroots group of individuals who saw Deckers Creek as a beautiful, but neglected resource. Through remediation projects, trash clean-ups, community outreach, and environmental education, FODC aims to turn Deckers Creek from a liability into an asset and source of pride for the community.
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Member Duties : The Friends of Deckers Creek VISTA will 1) spearhead environmental education, 2) promote environmental stewardship, 3) train volunteers, and 4) reach out to the community to raise awareness of environmental issues. The VISTA will maintain and expand existing strong relationships with local schools, the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, and other youth-based organizations and facilitate new partnerships to further promote environmental education and stewardship throughout the Monongalia and Preston County communities. In addition, the VISTA will lead the FODC Citizen Science Program, train volunteers with the Clean Creek Program, sample for water quality, fish, and macroinvertebrates, and build capacity through grant writing and community awareness.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Education ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Community Outreach . 
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OSMRE VISTA Friends of Deckers Creek

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 WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  01/10/2017  To  03/03/2017 

Contact Adrian Uzunian
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71034