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*MTCC VISTA North West Montana Veterans Stand Down
 
 
 
The Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down is located in Kalispell, Montana. The Kalispell community has one of Montana’s largest per capita veterans populations, many of whom (approx. 3%) are unemployed. Meanwhile, there are over 500 llocal job opportunities that require specific qualifications and skills. Veterans, especially low income veterans, have requested specialized services and training when it comes to preparing for the workforce but these specialized services and training do not yet exist. Camp Ponderosa will become the resource for these specialized services and training, helping veterans learn skills that will help them obtain and maintain employment. This project is geared to provide low-income veterans the opportunity to gain employment skills while at the same time learning conflict resolution techniques and coping mechanisms all while building connections with fellow veterans experiencing their same struggles. This project will connect unemployed, and under-employed veterans in the Flathead Valley with valuable jobs. Learning employable skills, recognizing the symptoms and triggers of military occupational stress, and developing coping mechanisms will increase income and help move the veterans out of poverty. Reconnecting with civilian life and society will help increase self-sustainability and help to alleviate poverty.
 
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Member Duties : Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down is recruiting a VISTA member who will do the following: 1) Research local, state, and community grant/funding opportunities for Camp Ponderosa; 2) Organize and contribute to grant applications; 3) Conduct outreach presentations to educate the community on services provided, volunteer opportunities available, and organizational needs; 4) Create a detailed plan for local fundraising; 5) Develop a plan for a comprehensive volunteer program.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Veterans . 
 
Skills :
Veterans ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*MTCC VISTA North West Montana Veterans Stand Down

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Callye Foster
University of Montana
Missoula   MT   59812
4062432379
foster@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87727


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