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Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
Philadelphia has the highest poverty (25.8%) and “deep poverty” (12.3%) rates among the nation’s 10 largest cities. Poverty statistics for households with children are even higher. In 2015, 38.3% of Philadelphia children lived in poverty. Along with thousands of other children just above the poverty line, the children and their parents are at higher-than-average risk for extreme stress, housing insecurity, lead exposure, and neglect. While families with children compromise 37% of the homeless population, there are not enough resources to assist those who need it the most. The Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services has reported an average of 100 families a day unable to find much needed shelter. Those who get turned away turn to PIHN (Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network). The VISTA member would be charged with expanding the capacity of PIHN’s volunteer programs beyond the shelter hosting assignments (meal preparation and hosting) to a skill-based volunteer program to staff the anti-poverty aspects of PIHN’s work. This would be accomplished by mobilizing corporations and individuals interested in supporting PIHN’s work through in-kind donations and service hours, as well as assisting PIHN in its second year of outcome measurement focusing on longer term outcomes beyond moving people into stable, manageable housing situations.
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Member Duties : The member tasks and activities will include: 1. Identify and organize resources for community families. 2. Recruit and train volunteers. 3. Develop volunteer screening materials, policies and procedures, and job descriptions. 4. Develop volunteer recognition events. 5. Interface with staff on matching PIHN clients with volunteer services. 6. Community and corporate outreach. 7. Assist with data collection and analysis. 8. Interview families to determine which interventions are most helpful.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network

Program Start/End Date
07/30/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2018  To  06/01/2018 

Contact Christine Simon
1500 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79284