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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 local 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 must serve a full year. We have Volunteer VISTA openings in Lake County (Waukegan, IL) and Will County (Joliet, IL).
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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 : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Site-specific benefits ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Team Work . 
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2019 Habitat Volunteer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/18/2020  -   02/17/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  06/22/2019  To  01/17/2020 

Contact Rob Grierson
233 N Michigan Ave
Chicago   IL   60601
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80204