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OSMRE VISTA: Healthy Trails, Healthy Towns (D&L)
The VISTA will work on expanding two major programs with a focus on Carbon and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania. The programs are Delaware & Lehigh (D&L) Trail Town Process and Get Your Tail on the Trail. The D&L Trail Town Process helps communities benefit economically from investing in trails. This will result in community specific plans to improve the trail and towns to encourage more trail users. The projects could include volunteer trail maintenance, signage to improve connections, special events to highlight the trail, or businesses promotions to encourage trail users to patronize local businesses. This will lead to an increase in tourism and trail related businesses that provide economic opportunities to help alleviate poverty. The Get Your Tail on the Trail (TOT) program introduces residents to the local trails as a fitness resource and promotes wellness through an in-depth, long-term active fitness program. In addition it will familiarize residents to the resources available through a local major health provider and aligns like-minded organizations dedicated to the betterment of the local communities. The long term goal is to improve community health and reduce healthcare costs.
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Member Duties : Main tasks will include two major programs in Carbon and Luzerne counties. For the D&L Trail Town Process the VISTA will help guide at least one town in both counties through: • Recruiting & training a local steering committee. • Recruiting community members to participate. • Collecting & interpreting data. • Fostering partnerships with local municipalities, agencies, and non-profits. • Helping the communities implement the work plans and write grants. For the Get Your Tail on the Trail (TOT) program In Carbon County: • Expand & promote TOT to the public and partner agencies. • Recruit volunteers to participate. • Hold 2 TOT events each year to promote trails. • Hold 2 outreach events each year to increase participation. In Luzerne County: • Coordinate with local partners to launch a new chapter of TOT. • Recruit volunteers to participate. • Hold 2 TOT events each year to promote trails. • Hold 2 outreach events each year to increase participation.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Environment ,  Leadership . 
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OSMRE VISTA: Healthy Trails, Healthy Towns (D&L)

Program Start/End Date
03/26/2018  -   03/25/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  


Accepting Applications
From  08/24/2017  To  03/20/2018 

Contact Katie Foley
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76392