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WellShare International VISTA, IA & MN Campus Compact
WellShare International partners with diverse communities to promote health and well-being, and has done so since 1979. Using a health equity approach and a community health worker model, WellShare focuses on building healthy communities with refugee and immigrant populations. Key WellShare programs that will be in the VISTA’s portfolio include our early childhood family home visiting program, East African Smoke-Free Project, Somali and Karen child spacing program, and several other of our Minnesota-based programs. As the VISTA volunteer, your key goal will be to help refugees and immigrants overcome barriers to healthy living by leading participatory approaches for the creation of new cross-cutting systems and tools to increase WellShare’s organizational capacity in program monitoring and evaluation, community partnership development and service outreach. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. There are three focus areas, this project being in the Health Corps, which supports sites in long-term approaches to the social determinants of health. This includes meeting low-income student needs and a variety of projects with health-focused community organizations. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor . Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Working in partnership with WellShare’s diverse staff, the VISTA will provide leadership towards the creation of systems that allows WellShare to more effectively reach the refugees and immigrants our programs serve. This includes: 1) Improving WellShare’s program monitoring and evaluation processes. Specifically, the VISTA will create tools and systems to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative program outcomes. 2) Improving WellShare’s reach to our target populations. Specifically, the VISTA will create resources and strategies to provide health education and services to more beneficiaries in a more effective and holistic manner.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology . 
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WellShare International VISTA, IA & MN Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
07/20/2020  -   07/19/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Useful: Somali/Karen/Hmong

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2020  To  06/22/2020 

Contact Laura Sanka
122 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55404

Listing ID 94982