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* AmeriCorps VISTA Home ReSource and the University of MT
 
 
 
Home Resource, a local nonprofit in Missoula, serves a community where over 20% of families in the surrounding neighborhoods are entrenched in multi-generational poverty cycles. As a nonprofit, the organization is seeking to build a robust volunteer program that exposes low-income community members to trade skills, with the hope that many will complete a course of study or credential with a trade school. Over 400 customers come through the Home ReSource doors each day, including many of the neighborhood’s low-income community members who rely on access to affordable maintenance, repair, and building materials. This project will work strategically to increase volunteer engagement from university students and community members for three primary purposes: provide students with a connection to their larger community; provide students with formative educational opportunities and experience with the real, gritty, multi-faceted work of building a sustainable, equitable, environmentally and socially conscious organization and community; foster mentoring opportunities and cross-cultural connections by bringing student and community volunteers together with Home ReSource staff to share experiences and model pathways to viable educational and employment opportunities. This robust volunteer program with diverse community partners will provide low-income community members with opportunities to take steps towards furthering their education and developing tangible, marketable skills, connection and belonging in community with mentors and models, and a pathway out of poverty.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will conduct assessments, design, build and implement volunteer program bringing members from the community into Home ReSource to gain experience, develop vocational skills, learn green industry jobs, and engage in meaningful, environmentally restorative, community-serving work; which will encourage them to pursue higher education at a trade school/program. VISTA will focus on developing partnerships with University of Montana and Missoula College, high schools, nonprofits, and service providers that support volunteer recruitment; developing strategies to promote recruitment and retention of volunteers, focusing on those who experience barriers to accessing or succeeding in college, who come from the low-income community, or who otherwise may have limited opportunities; establish internal systems and capacity for volunteer intake, training, placement, evaluation, and oversight and build community connections that support the transition of volunteers to educational opportunities.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
None
 
Skills :
None
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
* AmeriCorps VISTA Home ReSource and the University of MT

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  05/21/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812
4062432379
Foster@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89574


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