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Community Engagement VISTA
Founded in 1947, Heartland United Way is a fundraising and community impact organization that aims to improve lives and create possibilities in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties in Nebraska. We achieve our mission through advocacy, leadership and support for nonprofit organizations that help individuals and families gain access to educational, economic and health opportunities. We work with 21 UW Community Partners to serve 25,000 people annually. Heartland United Way is located in Grand Island, Nebraska, a metropolitan statistical area with the best of city life while maintaining a small town “feel” and community support. The city of Grand Island suffers a higher poverty rate than the surrounding communities and the state overall. Grand Island’s poverty rate is 17%, compared to the state average of 12.6% (American Community Surveys 2015). When Grand Island’s children are factored into the poverty data, 30.7% of related children six and under are in poverty, compared to the state average of 19.6%. Volunteers are a critical part of an organization’s equation for success. Because of this, the HUW is searching for a personable VISTA that can research and develop action strategies that will build the volunteer pool in the Heartland area. Applicants applying to be a VISTA member must be committed to achieving successful outcomes for people in the service area.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will learn about the work of Heartland United Way agencies and build capacity through community outreach and volunteer recruitment. First, the VISTA member will RESEARCH current volunteer efforts and identify best practices. Second, the VISTA will DEVELOP and IMPLEMENT a recruitment and retention plan for volunteers. Third, the VISTA will EDUCATE community members about the new volunteer website. Finally, the VISTA will PROMOTE incentive programs and research potential funding for programs. This VISTA will build capacity for non-profit organizations that rely on volunteers to support their community projects and programs. Increasing the amount of volunteers for organizations will help these organizations make a greater change in the community.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  YMCA Membership ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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Community Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/20/2018  -   08/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEBRASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2018  To  08/03/2018 

Contact Valerie Roth
1441 N Webb Rd
Grand Island   NE   68803
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78899