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Adapted Sports and Recreation Specialist VISTA
 
 
 
The VISTA volunteer will serve people with disabilities who live in Sioux City or in the surrounding communities by helping to build our local capacity for offering adapted and inclusive recreation programming. The position will complete an asset base mapping project to determine programming needs, seek funding, build partnerships, establish a volunteer base, develop, implement, and evaluate adapted recreation and sports programs as well as promote programming via social media and other traditional methods. By providing affordable adapted sports and recreation programs for people with disabilities, who are often living in poverty, we can provide safe physical activity opportunities which will improve their health and quality of life. According to the CDC, over one in five Iowans, nearly 19,000 Sioux City residents, has a disability and people with disabilities are three times more likely to have chronic health conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. This is due to the fact that people with disabilities are more likely to be obese, smoke, have high blood pressure and be inactive. It is also known that people with disabilities live in poverty at more than twice the rate of people without disabilities. The City of Sioux City would like to address this issue to by offering affordable inclusive and adapted recreation programs.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will complete an asset base mapping project to determine programming needs, seek funding, build partnerships, establish a volunteer base, develop, implement, and evaluate adapted recreation and sports programs as well as promote programming via social media and other traditional methods. Working closely with a coalition of community partners, the City of Sioux City, and the Department of Public Health, the VISTA member will establish a volunteer management program, increase the communities capacity to offer adaptive sports for people with disabilities, and develop new programs at the Miracle League complex serving the community at large.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Adapted Sports and Recreation Specialist VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/12/2021  -   04/11/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  01/04/2021  To  03/21/2021 

Contact Jana Daisy
1963 Bell Ave
Des Moines   IA   50315
515-348-6232
jana.daisy@iowaeda.com
www.volunteeriowa.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92988


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