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Opportunity Council - Volunteer Programs Specialist
This VISTA project will help to strengthen volunteer services to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who need support to remain independent in their home. The Chore Program is powered by volunteers and so relies on a strong volunteer base. This VISTA position is in charge of refining our volunteer onboarding process as well as developing ongoing trainings to support volunteers in the long term and prevent burn out. The VISTA will also look at financial resources to support ongoing volunteer management. Lastly, the VISTA will look at increasing our marketing and outreach capacity to raise community awareness about this volunteer opportunity and bring in new volunteers. Overall, after this one-year VISTA experience the Volunteer Programs Specialist will have experience in all aspects of running volunteer programs, from onboarding and retention to funding to marketing and outreach, this position will strengthen all aspects of Chore’s volunteer program. This project will help break the cycle of poverty by helping low income seniors and individuals with disabilities retain their housing by generating volunteer support to meet needs that help our clients remain independent.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Improve volunteer engagement to increase volunteer induction and retention. Improve volunteer onboarding and orientation, create and evaluate training program to support volunteers, and evaluate areas for improvement within Volunteer Program to increase engagement. Create fun and engaging volunteer recognition events and activities. Research and develop financial resources to support ongoing volunteer management, including peer-led position development, grant research and grant writing. Work on marketing and outreach plan to bring in new volunteers, including marketing materials and distribution.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Elder Care ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Opportunity Council - Volunteer Programs Specialist

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 89127