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Stewards VISTA: Rock Creek Conservancy
The RCC VISTA will support two major organizational objectives: cultivate a community of environmental stewardship and increase equity of access to Rock Creek Park. The program also advances restoration goals by engaging volunteers in direct service to Rock Creek, including invasive plant removal, native plant restoration, litter cleanups, and water quality monitoring (trash and bacteria). The 2018-2019 RCC VISTA helped to create a strong foundation for the volunteer program, increasing efficiency of administrative processes a creating a well-established pattern of opportunities, making the volunteer opportunities relatively easy to access. During this next year, a more focused understanding of community concerns through listening to current volunteers and observing community meetings will allow the VISTA to recommend ways to better connect the oasis projects to volunteers in communities historically disconnected from Rock Creek. The VISTA will also support the Rock Creek Conservation Corps (RC3) program, a summer conservation service opportunity for high school students, by engaging RC3 alumni in year-round service, allowing the VISTA and RCC staff to better understand those populations, and to empower the alumni as ambassadors within their schools to new participants.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will engage communities in stewardship activities. Projects involve trash cleanups, invasive plant removals, native plantings, and other related activities. The VISTA will also lead school service days and corporate stewardship events on select days during the week. The VISTA will also do administrative work to support the events and projects (examples include: recruitment for events, setting up opportunities in Salesforce, processing waivers and sign-ins, and managing supplies and tools needed for events). Relatedly, the VISTA will be charged with helping to develop and support our Stream Team Leader program. The VISTA will also have a significant role in organizing RCC’s signature cleanup event, Extreme Cleanup. . Lastly, the VISTA will be heavily involved in planning the Rock Creek Conservation Corps (RC3) summer program. The VISTA will also help develop new methods for engaging students throughout the year.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  First Aid ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Plant Identification . 
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Stewards VISTA: Rock Creek Conservancy

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  09/03/2019  To  11/12/2020 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 83170