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Live Healthy Appalachia VISTA
Formed in 2010, Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) is an Athens, Ohio-based nonprofit organization which aims to promote health and wellbeing in our Appalachian region through outreach, education, and advocacy emphasizing nutrition and physical activity. Our programs include Live Healthy Kids; adult education programs including Cooking Coaches, My First 5K, and the Complete Health Improvement Program; and professional development opportunities including the Appalachian Health Summit and worksite wellness activities. LHA’s programs support the idea that good health is a right, not a privilege. Many of our workshops are centered in low-wealth communities and occur in partnership with agencies with strong and long-standing anti-poverty missions. The VISTA member at Live Healthy Appalachia will focus on expanding organizational capacity through enhancing volunteer systems, implementing innovative marketing strategies, diversifying and increasing funding streams, and seeking out new partnerships.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member at Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) will support the organization’s mission to promote healthy eating and active living through educational programs and community partnerships. Successful candidates will have an interest in healthy eating and active living. LHA’s sub-site VISTA will work to increase the capacity of healthy living programs in Athens County and surrounding areas in Southeast Ohio. The VISTA will focus on the following goals during the service year: - Develop new volunteer engagement opportunities around healthy eating and active living, focusing on underserved populations. - Recruit, train, and support volunteers for LHA programs such as Live Healthy Kids and Cooking Coaches. - Help build organizational capacity through grant writing, donor development, and implementation of a strategic plan. - Finalize and implement a branding and marketing strategy that will allow more people to engage with LHA’s healthy eating and active living programs.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health . 
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Live Healthy Appalachia VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/03/2017  -   07/02/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/02/2017  To  04/24/2017 

Contact Sherri Oliver
145 Columbus Rd
Athens   OH   45701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71835