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2019 Habitat Volunteer VISTA
 
 
 
Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity operates in 1,400 communities across the United States and in 70 countries around the world. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live: we bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Established in 1998, Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is a support organization for 8 Habitat affiliates located in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, and Will counties. We manage regional initiatives that increase revenue and reduce costs. Our goals are to raise awareness, grow capacity, and serve more families. Volunteer VISTAs will live near and serve at one of our eight affiliate locations. VISTAs will help develop, implement, and measure the results of a recognition program for episodic and ongoing volunteers. After ensuring necessary information is collected in the volunteer database, VISTAs will administer and train others in using the system and measuring volunteer retention. VISTAs will implement an outreach plan that targets community groups for presentations designed to increase the number of Habitat volunteers. We seek technology savvy college graduates who are adept in all forms of communication. We need organized team players who have the ambition to move our volunteer program from good to great. We provide training and guidance; you provide energy and ingenuity; and together we will strengthen our affiliates and increase their capacity. VISTAs will learn that focused efforts can have a wide impact. Chicago has a reputation for sultry summers and challenging winters but working for Habitat will open your hearts and minds to the joys of helping families in need. VISTAs at our various locations will connect with each other regularly, visit the different sites, and attend regional trainings and events. VISTAs will serve a full year starting in August or September. We will try to place VISTAs in their preferred county, but we have just one position at each affiliate office.
 
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Member Duties : VISTAs will have three objectives. 1. Develop and implement a recognition plan and program for volunteers, both episodic and ongoing volunteers. Develop and implement recognition strategies; survey volunteers on their experience; and measure volunteer to donor conversion based on the new recognition efforts. 2. Ensure necessary information is collected in the volunteer database. Develop procedures for volunteer management, and train affiliate staff. Administer the management system and measure retention. 3. Work with affiliate staff to implement an outreach plan that targets the new sources and results in an increased number of volunteers. Develop, schedule, and lead presentations to community groups. Throughout the process, VISTAs will draw on the knowledge and expertise of technology professionals at Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and share success stories with VISTAs at other affiliate locations.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Site-specific benefits ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2019 Habitat Volunteer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2019  -   12/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  06/22/2019  To  11/08/2019 

Contact Rob Grierson
233 N Michigan Ave
Chicago   IL   60601
847-997-3165
rob.grierson@chicagolandhabitat.org
www.chicagolandhabitat.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80204


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