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Laurel Plays
 
 
 
LAUREL PLAYS is a comprehensive development program that provides its participants with job training, leadership skills, and an appreciation for higher education through a strategy of service in the City of Laurel's Parks & Recreation Department. The program aims to 1) reduce obesity in community youth and give them a healthy future through recreation that is ample and close to home and 2) to teach environmental stewardship to its members through specific projects that conserve, protect and improve the City Beautiful. Members will be trained as coaches, referees and life guards, according to their preference, in order to leverage community volunteers to help establish a city softball program, reestablish the community basketball and baseball programs, teach swim lessons and provide summer pool programming. They will serve at four community centers and ball fields within the city limits of Laurel. Some members will also be trained in landscaping and tool handling and will treat 130 acres of the I-59 corridor between Chantilly and Hwy 11. Members will leave the program with a current resume, appreciation of citizenship in the community, an understanding of personal finances, and interview skills. While charging time to the AmeriCorps program, accumulating service or training hours, or otherwise performing activities supported by the AmeriCorps program or CNCS, staff and members may not engage in certain activities. These activities will be listed in the member contract.
 
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Member Duties : LAUREL PLAYS AmeriCorps Members will receive CPR training as well as train for the position of coach, referee, life guard or facility manager, according to their preference and ability, to leverage community volunteers in order to 1) establish a city softball program, 2) reestablish the community basketball and baseball programs, 3) teach swim lessons and 4) provide summer pool programming. Some members will also be trained in landscaping and tool handling to treat 130 acres of the I-59 corridor. Members will serve in the city’s recreation centers and at its ball fields after school, evenings and on weekends to facilitate the City’s recreation programs. They will also assist in the planning and implementation of community service projects that coincide with national service days. Members will participate in professional development activities covering resume-building, interview skills, citizenship and personal finance.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Public Safety ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  First Aid ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Laurel Plays

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2018  -   08/31/2019

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MISSISSIPPI  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/08/2018  To  11/01/2018 

Contact Tim Barksdale
PO Box 647
Laurel   MS   39441
601-422-5723
tbarksdale@laurelms.com
laurelparksandrec.com/
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 76644


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