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Community Outreach - Cancer & Diabetes Prevention
 
 
 
To ensure the residents of Val Verde County receive the educational, social and emotional support they need to break the cycle of poverty, the AmeriCorps VISTA project will build the capacity of Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) to provide community outreach programs that focus on cancer prevention and diabetes/obesity prevention. VISTA volunteers will work to strengthen or establish new partnerships with other, similarly focused community organizations to develop a collaborative approach in which resources can be leveraged between organizations. They will also work to identify untapped audiences that would benefit from this education. By the end of their service year, the VISTA volunteer will: 1. Develop two community coalitions, one focused on diabetes/nutrition education and prevention, and the other focused on cancer education and prevention. 2. Conduct a community health needs assessment to understand current landscape of cancer and diabetes in Val Verde County, gaps in services/resources, and opportunities for development. 3. Create outreach education programs for cancer and diabetes prevention and develop educational materials for distribution via direct outreach or social media campaigns. The VISTA volunteer will also work to build the capacity of the HOPE Cancer Resource Room to develop and sustain a volunteer program, fundraising program, and ongoing support group program. By the end of their service year, the VISTA volunteer will: 1. Research the history of volunteerism in the HCRR and develop a sustainable volunteer program, including a recruitment and retention plan, and other policies and procedures. 2. Assess the current fundraising/donation program in the HCRR and develop a donor recruitment strategy and fundraising plan. 3. Research successful models of support groups offered in similar settings and create a new plan for developing ongoing support groups for cancer patients.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Develop two community coalitions, one focused on diabetes and the other on cancer 2. Conduct a community health needs assessment to understand current landscape of cancer and diabetes in Val Verde County, gaps in services/resources, and opportunities for development. 3. Create outreach education programs for cancer and diabetes prevention, and develop educational materials for distribution The VISTA will also build the capacity of the HOPE Cancer Resource Room by: 1. Researching the history of volunteerism in the HCRR and developing a sustainable volunteer program, including a recruitment and retention plan, and other policies and procedures. 2. Assessing the current fundraising/donation program in the HCRR and developing a donor recruitment strategy and fundraising plan. 3. Researching successful models of support groups offered in similar settings and creating a new plan for developing ongoing support groups for cancer patients.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Lunch stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Community Outreach - Cancer & Diabetes Prevention

Program Start/End Date
03/16/2020  -   03/15/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  11/09/2019  To  02/17/2020 

Contact Kelly Nowicki
801 N Bedell Ave
Del Rio   TX   78840
8307783954
kelly.nowicki@vvrmc.org
https://www.vvrmc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92413


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