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LBFE - Neighborhood Initiative Coordinator VISTA (MAVA)
 
 
 
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization committed to reducing isolation and loneliness in the elder community while promoting their independence and well-being. We provide home visits, social engagement, intergenerational activities and holiday meals, in addition to advocacy, referrals, and support. LBFE is igniting a community-wide movement to address the growing public health concern of social isolation among older adults. The VISTA member will assist with designing a grassroots, neighborhood focused, pilot project to end loneliness and isolation for elders in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. The VISTA will identify and create strategic relationships that will help form the framework to eliminating this isolation by engaging and equipping volunteers to lead the project. Volunteers of all ages will be matched as Visiting Volunteer Advocates with neighborhood elders, both self- identified and agency-referred, to help them develop a greater sense of social connection, dignity and well-being. LBFE is a small organization. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director, Communications and Development staff as well as the Director of Elder Advocacy. The VISTA member will have the opportunity for real hands on learning and will gain experience in program development, program evaluation, and volunteer management. In addition, studying the effects of social isolation on the health and well-being of elders is relatively new. The VISITA member will play a key role in this groundbreaking work. All of these skills are extremely valuable in many careers, especially those within the nonprofit sector.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will help LBFE create an aging in place neighborhood model that connects older adults, neighborhood volunteers, and community services in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis to end elder isolation. The VISTA’s role will involve asset mapping, gathering neighborhood feedback to help shape the vision for the project, relationship building, training design, and volunteer and volunteer leader recruitment and training.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  $150 for professional development ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Housing ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Elder Care ,  Education ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Urban Planning ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
LBFE - Neighborhood Initiative Coordinator VISTA (MAVA)

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  06/20/2018 

Contact Ann Fosco
1845 E Lake St
Minneapolis   MN   55407
612-746-0725
afosco@littlebrothersmn.org
www.littlebrothersmn.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79421


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