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BookSpring Volunteer Program Development VISTA, OneStar
BookSpring's vision is a world of families reading and succeeding together. BookSpring builds early literacy in children and families through healthcare, education, and the community. BookSpring offers a Continuum of Literacy Programs designed to reach children from birth through age 12 by building an active and supportive communities of readers. Through healthcare providers, schools, and community partners, BookSpring supports more than one hundred thousand child engagements with books for ownership annually. We provide tens of thousands of hours of motivational activities to children through our program partners and volunteers, increasing the parent's awareness of the importance of reading aloud, and child's intrinsic motivation and reading skills, and the number of books in the home. Through access to books, promotional events, and information on how to engage families in the world through written and spoken language, we aim to inspire a lifelong love of reading. The existing program has been able to provide book sorting, packing, labeling, deliveries as well as reading aloud and motivational activities support to our 200 program partners in Central Texas. Bookspring engaged more than 100,000 children at BookSpring supported events with a focus on partner sites operating in zip codes in Central Texas with the highest numbers of children living in poverty according to the U.S. Census. We are aiming to grow volunteer placements from 1,500 to 2,000 which will help us continue to reach 100,000 children in Central Texas with at least 3 books per year.
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Member Duties : BookSpring seeks a Volunteer Program Development VISTA member to help BookSpring increase its capacity to build early literacy in children and families through the development of a comprehensive volunteer program. The VISTA member will review, design, and implement enhancements to existing volunteer management processes in order to achieve operational sustainability. The member will also research and conduct best practices for volunteer outreach and retention. In addition to developing volunteer tracking systems the VISTA will enhance and recreate current volunteer training methods to ensure volunteers are prepared to contribute to the Bookspring mission.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  General Skills . 
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BookSpring Volunteer Program Development VISTA, OneStar

Program Start/End Date
01/21/2020  -   01/21/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  09/20/2019  To  12/27/2019 

Contact Mariela Rodriguez
2006 Greenbrook Pkwy
Austin   TX   78723
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 91855