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WeCAN - Volunteer Coordination Specialist (MAVA)
WeCAN is a community nonprofit that provides support services empowering individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Our service area includes 12 cities of far western Hennepin County on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka. WeCAN serves struggling, low income individuals and families by providing food, emergency housing assistance, and support services like school supplies, holiday and birthday gifts, winter gear and more. You will develop a comprehensive volunteer management system to effectively engage, support, recognize and manage new volunteers and harness their passion, skills and experience to combat hunger and poverty in the community we serve. This is a great experience for someone looking to work in a small social service agency and get a feel for the many aspects of holistic client services. We encourage trainings and continuing education and will support your professional development during your tenure with WeCAN. We will provide a monthly $25 gas card to the VISTA member. Please send resume and cover letter to Lisa Floeter at
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Member Duties : As the VISTA Volunteer Coordination Specialist for WeCAN you will have the opportunity to grow our volunteer program infrastructure, develop and implement new volunteer recognition practices and create new volunteer-led programming for clients. Responsibilities include: • Conduct a volunteer needs assessment • Update onboarding processes to create rewarding volunteer opportunities • Create a recruitment calendar and attend events to engage new volunteers •Promote volunteer efforts by capturing success stories •Develop a volunteer recognition plan and activities •Schedule, plan and market a volunteer recognition event •Implement a strategy for showcasing volunteer contributions in the WeCAN office •Partner with staff to create a client survey to gain feedback on food security •Create and pilot exciting, new volunteer-led Life Skills classes, including a Healthy Eating on a Budget class for clients.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  $25/mo gas card ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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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 Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger ,  Housing . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services . 
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WeCAN - Volunteer Coordination Specialist (MAVA)

Program Start/End Date
07/31/2017  -   07/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/23/2017  To  06/23/2017 

Contact Lisa Floeter
5213 Shoreline Dr
Mound   MN   55364
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72385