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WeCAN - Volunteer Coordination VISTA (MAVA)
WeCAN is a small community nonprofit that provides a big impact through support services that empower individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Our service area includes 12 cities in far western Hennepin County on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka. WeCAN serves struggling, low income individuals and families by providing food, emergency housing assistance, and support services like school supplies, holiday and birthday gifts, winter gear and more. We provide a critical ‘safety net’ for residents who may encounter a crisis such as a layoff, a family member with a sudden illness, or inability to consistently access nutritious food. Our programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and the communities we serve and you can help us continue to innovate by developing a comprehensive volunteer management system to effectively engage, support, recognize and manage volunteers and harness their passion, skills and experience to combat hunger and poverty. This is a fantastic experience for someone looking to be part of a small social services agency that individually tailors services to meet clients where they are at. We encourage professional development/continuing education and will support you through your VISTA year with WeCAN. Additionally, WeCAN will provide a monthly $25 gas card to our VISTA member. For more information visit our website at Please send resume and cover letter to Sami Smetana at We hope to have you join our team!
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : As the Volunteer Coordination VISTA for WeCAN you will have the opportunity to grow our volunteer program infrastructure, create community partnerships and implement new volunteer recognition and support practices that increase WeCAN client’s access to services and healthy food. Responsibilities include: • Conduct a volunteer needs assessment • Update onboarding processes to create rewarding volunteer opportunities • Develop social media marketing campaigns to engage community members and organizations • Engage in community outreach and partnership creation • Create marketing materials aimed at volunteer recognition and recruitment • Develop a volunteer recognition plan and activities • Partner with staff to create client surveys to gain feedback on food security • Harness volunteer passion, skills and expertise to develop volunteer-led Life Skills classes
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $100/month housing stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Communications . 
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WeCAN - Volunteer Coordination VISTA (MAVA)

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2019  To  08/05/2019 

Contact Sami Smetana
5213 Shoreline Dr
Mound   MN   55364
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87318