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Texas Parks & Wildlife Summer VISTA Lake Brownwood
 
 
 
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Lake Brownwood State Park has many opportunities for these recreational activities and we hope to expand our audience in the local community, especially reaching the youth of our community that will be the future stewards of our park. This VISTA project will seek to provide increased access to the benefits of the outdoors to low income communities by developing and promoting outdoor learning opportunities and providing natural resource conservation career and volunteer training. Some of the specific project activities that a VISTA member will lead include, but are not limited to, fostering relationships with local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and Key club in Brownwood, attending outreach events in the local community such as Abilene Outdoor Adventures, and conducting outdoor educational programs at the park to encourage youth and their families to visit our park. This project expects to benefit over 200 low income youth and their families. The impact of this project is extraordinary, for both the community and for the VISTA’s skills, networking, and professional development. We are looking for a VISTA candidate who is self-driven, engaging and comfortable working with children, experienced public speaker, and culturally sensitive.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : Our VISTA member will serve over the summer at Lake Brownwood State Park in Brownwood, Texas. This position will help our park reach new underserved audiences in Brownwood and the surrounding local communities. Duties include: (1) attend training for basic interpretation and learn materials for some basic interpretive programs that can be used to conduct outreach in the community. (2) make contact with local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Key Club, churches, etc. to build relationships and set up outreach/educational events for their constituents. (3) look for other outreach opportunities in the community to talk about State Parks and careers as available. (4) help conduct interpretive programs in the park to provide further opportunities for outdoor learning to our park visitors.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Veterans ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
First Aid ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Texas Parks & Wildlife Summer VISTA Lake Brownwood

Program Start/End Date
05/31/2019  -   08/08/2019

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2019  To  05/15/2019 

Contact Kris Shipman
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin   TX   78744
512-389-8737
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87334


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