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2017-18 Volunteer Iowa: Keokuk Volunteer Engagement VISTA
The Keokuk Volunteer Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA member will build the capacity of the Affiliates by increasing volunteer engagement. This will be done by working with the leadership of the affiliates organizations. The VISTA member will be guided by a steering committee comprised of staff and volunteers of the Affiliates. This is a 3 step program: 1. VISTA member will analyze the Affiliates’ current volunteer programs and make recommendations to improve programs based on best practices 2. VISTA member will assist organizations in implementing recommendations and work with the organizations to increase volunteers through a volunteer marketing and outreach program. Volunteers will be engaged to participate in community and economic development initiatives lead by the Affiliates. 3. VISTA member will work with volunteers to organize and host a volunteer recognition event as part of Affiliates’ annual celebration. The VISTA will serve as a part of Volunteer Iowa's Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA project. Volunteer Iowa is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. VISTA members with our program have the benefit of a statewide support network of staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, fellow AmeriCorps members and a VISTA Leader. Members receive ongoing training, support, networking and professional development opportunities.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Attitude and general responsibilities • Self-starter and highly motivated • Friendly and good communicator • Marketing and outreach experience • Consult with steering committee on ideas, issues or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible • Respect confidentiality of volunteers and colleagues • Report hours, travel (pre-approved), numbers of engaged volunteers and monthly progress Program Leadership • Make connections with individuals and organizations in the region to enhance volunteer engagement • Assist organizations in developing a volunteer management program Citizenship training and responsibilities • Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Services • Participate in professional development • Participate in community service activities Technology Skills • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including; Word, Excel and Power point
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  volunteer management . 
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2017-18 Volunteer Iowa: Keokuk Volunteer Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/06/2017  -   11/05/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

volunteer management

Accepting Applications
From  08/08/2017  To  11/06/2017 

Contact Nicole Quade
200 E Grand Ave
Des Moines   IA   50309
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71287