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Opportunity Council - ReUse Works - Job Training Expansion
ReUse Works has a unique mission to provide job training to low-income residents by tapping into the waste stream. This is accomplished through two unique projects: Ragfinery repurposes textiles, and Appliance Depot salvages and sells re-conditioned appliances. We inspire our community to get involved in waste reduction and help provide skills, experience, and confidence for community members to get into the workforce. The goal of this VISTA project is to develop and build capacity for volunteer-supported community programs that increase opportunities for and provide crucial support to our job training participants. This will involve: (1) volunteer program development and outreach/recruitment strategies that increase community engagement and opportunities for soft skill development, mending, repair and creative reuse; (2) documentation of trainee and volunteer tasks, policies, and procedures; (3) an effective social media campaign; (4) expanded databases for partnerships and funding; and (5) a usable cloud-based file storing and sharing system.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Design and implement a comprehensive ReUse Works Volunteer/Trainee Program and outreach effort that provides support to the training program and expands capacity to serve low-income residents by incorporating a relationship-based skill-sharing model, inspiring confidence, building connections, and breaking the cycle of poverty. Develop internal systems that help the organization keep track of partnerships and program documents, increasing program effectiveness and efficiency and ensuring more time spent serving low-income Whatcom county residents seeking skills, employment, and community.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Opportunity Council - ReUse Works - Job Training Expansion

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2019  To  07/22/2019 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89123