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Stewards VISTA: Friends of the Dunes
Friends of the Dunes (FOD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments through community supported education and stewardship programs. Based in Humboldt County California, FOD is best known for coastal ecosystem restoration, environmental education programs, and guided walks. FOD manages the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, an interpretive facility and 118 acre land trust which is home to diverse coastal habitats including dunes, forests, wetlands, and beaches. FOD’s programs are well-established and respected within our community, but tend to serve a limited demographic. The Coastal Education and Stewardship Project will expand the reach of FOD’s education and stewardship programs to engage under served groups within our community. Some goals of the project include providing free field trips to coastal environments for K-12 schools, participating in outreach efforts to engage more volunteers and donors from diverse backgrounds in FOD’s mission, and improving free educational resources and programs at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
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Member Duties : * B.S. in natural resources, education, or relevant field PREFERRED * - Coordination of free field trips to coastal habitats for K-12 schools, focused on under served and rural schools o Recruit, train, & supervise environmental education volunteers o Work with schools to schedule programs o Update program coordination & volunteer training materials - Expand the reach and impact of FOD programs through targeted outreach and volunteer recruitment o Represent FOD at outreach events & volunteer fairs o Develop & implement volunteer appreciation & incentives o Develop, implement, & improve program evaluation tools - Provide free educational resources & recreation opportunities at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center o Coordinate & advertise free bilingual & Spanish programs o Improve existing & create new Spanish outreach materials o Raise funding to support free programs - Administrative program support, including grant-writing and fundraising
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Volunteer Management ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  First Aid ,  General Skills . 
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Stewards VISTA: Friends of the Dunes

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/27/2019  To  09/01/2019 

Contact Patricia Silva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 82562