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Stewards VISTA: Laguna Atascosa NWR
 
 
 
The VISTA would work under the Visitors Services Program of the Refuge, which provides opportunities for the public to participate in priority wildlife-dependent and other recreation activities. This program is also very educational-dependent projects, focusing on three main goals: 1) developing volunteer management and engagement practices that will help build the volunteer base at the Refuge; 2) designing and finding funding for marketing strategies for increased community engagement in Refuge and Friends events; and 3) maintaining and growing the internship program with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and is the main avenue for outreach components of the Refuge. The VISTA would help with capacity building
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work with the Lead Ranger to increase the participation of underserved and underrepresented communities in Refuge events. This will be accomplished by: 1) developing and finding funding for more effective marketing tools; 2) establishing free/affordable programs at Laguna Atascosa that appeal to targeted demographic groups; 3) attending events to get the word out about Refuge events; 4) establishing a list of school contacts for which information about Refuge events can be disseminated. The VISTA will also help the Refuge grow and maintain the current internship program with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The third main activity will be volunteer recruitment and retention. The VISTA will work with current project partners, similar-oriented community groups, and local high schools to recruit volunteers for the Visitors Services Program.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Laguna Atascosa NWR

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/10/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  09/20/2019  To  10/18/2019 

Contact Patricia Silva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600371
caroline@conservationlegacy.org
www.stewardslegacy.org/join
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 82009


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