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United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you will join a team-orientated office working throughout Lake and Sumter Counties under the supervision of the Community Impact Director. In your role as Economic Mobility VISTA, you will help support United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties’ efforts to empower individuals and families to obtain employment, improve their financial education and management skills, and access resources and services related to financial stability. Your VISTA service will also be instrumental in building relationships with our community partners, nonprofit agencies, government, and corporations recruiting volunteers, and helping understand, build and enhance programs focused on free tax preparation for low-income workers, financial coaching/education, job training/placement, and other skill development programs. Together, we will make a meaningful, measurable and lasting difference in the lives of people struggling with poverty in Lake and Sumter Counties.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Conduct research to identify the service gaps that are in our community. Assist with the strengthening of our financial stability programs by performing community outreach, and working with our Family Stability Services team to create new programs that will address poverty in our community. Recruit volunteers to hold financial stability workshops and assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Build relationships with current and new partners working to address economic development. Plan and execute VITA workshops and trainings. Produce quality reports and data that can be used to promote project success in social media, traditional media, and compiled for federal reporting requirements so as to demonstrate the anti-poverty and capacity building work being accomplished during the service terms.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion 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 :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Start/End Date
02/18/2020  -   02/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  


Accepting Applications
From  07/22/2019  To  01/24/2020 

Contact Michelle Purl
32644 Blossom Ln
Leesburg   FL   34788

Listing ID 90797