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Logan/Champaign Americorps VISTA Volunteer
 
 
 
The MHDAS Board of Logan & Champaign Counties in Ohio is charged to plan, fund and evaluate mental health and addiction services in each community. As a part of this work, MHDAS help lead both the Champaign County Opiate Task Force and the Logan County CORE (Coalition for Opiate Relief Efforts). One issue in both communities is the need to constantly be putting information in all media outlets possible as a way to educate the community about the dangers of substances, risk factors for addiction, the disease of addiction, services available and recovery supports. Messaging suitable for different age and sophistication levels is important. The VISTA position can focus on developing a collection of messages to be used on website, Facebook, Twitter, radio and newspaper would greatly enhance outreach. Especially in Logan County a recruitment plan for youth to become involved in a Youth led capacity as part of the coalition will be a priority. Both Coalitions need to expand capacity in data collection, organization and reporting.
 
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Member Duties : Spend time with Coalition leaders and reviewing minutes to understand where the Coalitions are in their work to address substance abuse and their current structure. Develop a list of topic areas by interviewing key Coalition leaders that will be used to research message material for websites, Facebook, Twitter, radio and newspaper and submit content regularly to all the sites. Work with local Coalition Youth leaders to develop a plan for recruitment/retention of youth members for youth councils. Inventory current data being collected in the Coalitions regarding the opiate issue. After meeting with local Coalition leaders and reviewing the OMHAS County HUB report template, determine what additional data is needed and develop a plan for getting it. Create local binder/electronic file with data to be maintained a the MHDAS Board office. Review, evaluate and create a report format on the data in each community. Assisting the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Logan-Champaign Counties
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Logan/Champaign Americorps VISTA Volunteer

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2019  To  06/07/2019 

Contact Stacey Logwood
1521 N Detroit St
West Liberty   OH   43357
937-465-1045
dconklin@oacbha.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86568


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