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Live Healthy Appalachia 2020 VISTA
Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) is an Athens, Ohio-based nonprofit organization which aims to promote health and wellbeing in our Appalachian region through outreach, education, and advocacy emphasizing nutrition and physical activity. LHA’s programs support the idea that good health is a right, not a privilege. Many of our workshops are centered in low-wealth communities and occur in partnership with agencies with strong and long-standing anti-poverty missions. LHA’s sub-site VISTA will work to increase the capacity of healthy living programs in Athens County and surrounding areas in Southeast Ohio. The VISTA will focus on goals that help LHA reach a wider network of individuals in need of access to healthy foods and nutrition education, including 1) helping build organizational capacity through development of new engagement tools and strategic communication, 2) establishing new partnerships that bridge gaps in access to healthy food, 3) researching strategies that address and encourage volunteer and donor retention.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member duties at Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) will support the organization’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the Appalachian region through education, outreach, and advocacy, emphasizing nutrition and other lifestyle choices. Successful candidates will have an interest in healthy eating and active living. The LHA VISTA member will engage in the following: researching and writing grants to support current programs and building organizational capacity; assisting in creation of a marketing plan to expand our Live Healthy Kids program, developing health literacy materials to be distributed to healthcare and wellness points of contact; fine-tuning existing volunteer recruitment strategy and developing a retention plan; researching donor relation strategies and assisting in the planning and execution of donor recognition events; and engaging followership through strategic social media marketing and outreach.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Community Organization . 
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Live Healthy Appalachia 2020 VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   06/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2020  To  04/21/2020 

Contact Heidi Fischer
145 Columbus Rd
Athens   OH   45701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86489