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Averett University VISTA Project- Danville Life Savings Crew
At the Danville Life Saving Crew (DLSC), a VISTA member will help reduce 9-1-1 abuse by educating and assisting low-income community members who heavily rely on EMS for healthcare. The VISTA will work with the Community Paramedicine Program Coordinator to identify resources and create educational materials for citizens who cannot afford adequate healthcare. The VISTA will then analyze statistics and 9-1-1 data to develop additional programming and offerings based on the needs of Danville citizens. The VISTA project will ultimately build DLSC’s capacity to effectively share its programming and educate community members in hard-to-reach communities, including alienated and low-income individuals. As a result, frequent, non-emergent 9-1-1 calls should decrease by 25%.
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Member Duties : • Help develop materials and resources for the Community Paramedicine Program to help low-income, chronically ill community members receive the assistance they need to live more efficiently • Research program in surrounding areas to determine the level of involvement needed to help create more self-reliant, successful and productive community members • Develop training for Crew members to better understand the needs of citizens • Create educational materials for opioid misuse and addiction • Determine the best way to disseminate educational information to the community • Assist staff in research and developing programming for underserved community members • Grant writing and research • Partner with community health leaders to establish a free healthcare fair • Develop recruitment tactics and determine how to limit missed EMS calls through growing DLSC’s volunteer base • Analyze data of flagged patients • Create an operations plan for future outreach
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Elder Care ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Veterans ,  Disaster Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Medicine . 
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Averett University VISTA Project- Danville Life Savings Crew

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/03/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  07/27/2018  To  07/26/2019 

Contact Tia Yancey
420 W Main St
Danville   VA   24541
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 83010