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HandsOn VISTA - City of Phoenix Office of Sustainability
Serve with the City of Phoenix Office of Sustainability as a part of the HandsOn VISTA Team! ABOUT THE SITE AND THE ROLE: See ‘Members Duties’ section below. ABOUT HandsOn Greater Phoenix: For nearly 25 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix has worked with nonprofits, Title I schools, neighborhood associations and government entities to assess and meet the volunteer needs of the Greater Phoenix area. The HandsOn VISTA program supports 20 VISTA members at multiple placement sites across the valley. Our VISTA members enable our community service partners to expand capacity and build lasting infrastructure by creating the processes and tools needed to effectively access and utilize valuable resources. HandsOn VISTA members will improve their own capacity for leading communities during and beyond their terms of service by developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities related to volunteer mobilization, civic engagement, and other areas. In addition to the site-specific work of the individual role all of our VISTA members: participate in 2 AmeriCorps National Days of Service, lead projects at 2 HandsOn community service days, attend monthly VISTA team trainings with the other HandsOn VISTA members, and lead a monthly community volunteering opportunity. APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL FILLED. PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR BEST CONSIDERATION!
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Member Duties : Take on one of the hottest issues facing our future by working to increase tree shade coverage in the nation's 5th largest city! The successful applicant will work with the City of Phoenix Office of Sustainability to improve the preparedness and resilience of low income communities related to heat disaster, an issue the City of Phoenix is at the forefront of. In alignment with city goals, you will promote, track, report, establish and coordinate projects and stakeholder groups that help to mitigate the urban heat island effect (UHI) and enhance tree and shade coverage in low-income communities. This will be accomplished with tasks such as: assisting in the tracking and reporting for number of trees planted and tree -related activities across the city from departments and non-profit organizations; and contributing to the annual Tree City applications, and assist with tree inventorying efforts.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Disaster Relief ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Urban Planning ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Disaster Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

HandsOn VISTA - City of Phoenix Office of Sustainability

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARIZONA   Phoenix/Mesa  

Spanish helpful

Accepting Applications
From  02/28/2020  To  04/15/2020 

Contact Steph Di Verde
1125 E Southern Ave
Mesa   AZ   85204
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94223