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C4C Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist (CSP)
Cycles for Change (C4C) is a community bike shop focused on building a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. C4C offers a variety of programs supporting people from low-income, women/trans/femme, and indigenous and people of color communities in using bicycles as a tool for affordable transportation, healthy living, and climate justice.C4C’s youth program engages approximately 20 youth annually in a year-long program engaging young people as bicycle mechanics, educators, and ambassadors promoting bicycling in their community. The youth apprenticeship program improves youths’ academic success and college readiness through mentoring and peer support, trains them in accessing jobs in the growing bicycling industry, and helps them to engage their peers and families to use bicycles as a tool for affordable, reliable transportation. When youth have access to transportation, they have access to school and employment. The VISTA member with Cycles for Change will help the organization strengthen its volunteer engagement, retention, and outreach. Volunteers help the organization repair bikes, staff Open Shop shifts, raise money, and represent the organization at community events. The VISTA member will work directly with program coordinators and the Program Director to strengthen practices and protocols for how we engage and retain volunteers to deepen the organization’s impact on our neighborhood. This position is part of the City of St. Paul VISTA Cohort. This cohort provides a learning community of 20 fellow VISTA members all serving within Saint Paul. We provide bi-weekly professional development training and additional support throughout the year.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member at Cycles for Change will be tasked with reviewing, strategizing, and developing/improving systems for volunteer tracking and management. Specific activities include, but are not limited to: • Scheduling and tracking volunteers using C4C’s database as well as online volunteer scheduling software • Developing volunteer orientation and training curricula • Compiling volunteer data from 2017, and setting goals for 2018 • Interview and survey volunteers to gather data about volunteer interests and needs • Publicize volunteer opportunities on C4C website, Facebook, and e-newsletter • Highlight volunteer stories on C4C website, Facebook, and e-newsletter • Represent C4C at community events with a focus on recruiting volunteers • Engage volunteers in riding in C4C’s Bike-a-Thon bike ride • Support staff in getting volunteers to sign up for shifts in advance using online system
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  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 ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

C4C Volunteer and Community Engagement Specialist (CSP)

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/10/2017  To  08/03/2017 

Contact Brandie Macdonald
712 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73171