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Stewards VISTA: Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission
The Recreation Engagement Program’s purpose is to provide community opportunities for healthy, fun, and safe outdoor activities in the rural and ecologically rich Appalachian landscape of Preston County and the Cheat River Valley. This program will also assist in building a more resilient and adaptive County Parks and Recreation Commission through strategic outreach and collaborative trail planning with a long term vision of developing a robust public land system for future generations. The Program will address the impacts of legacy mining by increasing recreational programming, collaboration, and outreach which will also provide increased opportunities for improving physical and social well-being as well as fostering tourism and economic development. The program will balance organizational needs for growing in capacity with specific programming needs for on-the-ground parks and trail projects. This Program provides the Recreation Engagement Coordinator endless opportunities to leverage and grow his or her skills in a meaningful and direct way in a community that is poised for recreational development, but also desperately needs activities and places for the youth and families to move and play. This is the perfect time to be a part of the excitement.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA will build capacity of PCPaRC to serve the identified community needs in providing healthy, safe, and enjoyable programming for the community to increase the quality of life and economic opportunities. Coordinate with economic development and tourism organizations to increase business and professional opportunities. Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding to increase programming, re-establish the community grants programs, and increase capacity and stability. Launch a volunteer recruitment effort and coordinate opportunities. Assist in focused outreach efforts. Begin providing programing that is healthy, fun, and safe programming for community members and in turn, addressing heart disease, addiction and mental health issues, and creating more enjoyable places to live and work.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End 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 :
Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  First Aid ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Stewards VISTA: Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   06/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  01/22/2020  To  06/08/2020 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92448