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UWM Veteran VISTA Project - Disaster Relief Position
 
 
 
The UW-Milwaukee (UWM) Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research is largely responsible for helping the campus to carry out its civic mission. As part of this effort we will be engaging three VISTAs to work on veterans’ issues in the greater Milwaukee area. UWM is the leading veteran serving university in Wisconsin. The Disaster Relief Team Developer VISTA will help to establish partnerships with non-profits that engage in community building after disasters, and then build a team of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who want to be a part of a volunteer response team when disaster happens. This team will largely be composed veterans in our campus community, but will include civilian members as well. The Disaster Relief Team Developer VISTA will create materials and systems used to establish and facilitate a new disaster relief team on campus, composed of volunteers who want to make a difference in the community as part of their UWM experience. The VISTA will recruit members to the team by meeting with interested students, departments, and students, and then facilitate the training they need to be an effective member of the team. The VISTA will also coordinate teambuilding activities amongst the DRT and local regularly scheduled service opportunities they can engage in. This VISTA position begins on July 29, 2017, however a training occurs the week prior. We are seeking a VISTA with a background or interest in volunteer recruitment, teambuilding facilitation and training, and the ability to work independently to establish a new program. The VISTA will enjoy working with amazing, civic-minded members of a campus community who want to make a difference in the lives of others. For more information about this position please contact Laurie Marks at lmarks@uwm.edu, or call (414)229-3161.
 
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Member Duties : The Disaster Relief Team Developer VISTA will recruit, build, and train a group of 25 volunteers from the campus community so that they are ready to serve the community in times of disaster, but also in monthly service opportunities.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Disaster Relief ,  Education ,  Veterans . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
UWM Veteran VISTA Project - Disaster Relief Position

Program Start/End Date
07/24/2017  -   07/23/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/27/2017  To  07/01/2017 

Contact Laurie Marks
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee   WI   53211
(414)229-3161
lmarks@uwm.edu
uwm.edu/community
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73763


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