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2018 Hesed House Maintenance Special Projects Summer VISTA
 
 
 
Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness - one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center - a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness. Our organization is dedicated to alleviating the plight of homeless persons by providing food, shelter, dignity and the services needed to return to independent living. The VISTA will work with Hesed Director of Buildings and Grounds to transform former Transitional Living Community program space into two new programs. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter, multi-tasker and team player, capable of working with staff to undertake multiple maintenance projects. Previous experience in trades, construction or general handiwork is required.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Help manage projects with contractors and volunteer groups. 2. Help with the design and implementation of aesthetics and functionality in both programs, from helping assess for best use of space in the Family Shelter, to helping design the living spaces -- individual rooms and community spaces -- in The Harbor. 3. Assist maintenance staff with normal summer operations as needed.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Trade/Construction ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Architectural Planning ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2018 Hesed House Maintenance Special Projects Summer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/04/2018  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2018  To  06/04/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
659 S River St
Aurora   IL   60506
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80275


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