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VOLS COVID Response Project II
VOLS’s COVID Response Project in NYC provides pro bono legal assistance to low-income seniors, veterans, unemployed workers, and frontline health care workers. We leverage the pro bono assistance of volunteer attorneys who draft and execute a full range of life planning documents for our low-income senior clients; veterans, immigrants, and LGBTQ seniors. Our Veterans Initiative, which aims to provide life planning legal services to elderly and disabled veterans through a lens of military and veteran cultural competency. In response to COVID19, we are launching a Frontline and Healthcare Workers Initiative to assist those working on the front lines providing healthcare to COVID19 patients with the life planning documents necessary to make sure their health care decisions and wishes related to disposition of property and care of children are respected when they no longer can make those decisions themselves. Successful applicants are committed to serving vulnerable clients, low-income seniors, low income workers affected by the pandemic and disabled veterans. Strong organizational skills, follow through, flexibility, and attention to detail; exceptional oral and written communication skills; and a background in effective community outreach and partnership-building abilities are a plus. This position is a part of an 11-member VISTA cadre at Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice (FC). In addition to the camaraderie and network the team brings, you will also have monthly check-ins with FC senior staff, weekly program meetings with VOLS senior staff, monthly professional development workshops led by the VISTA Leader, and opportunities to attend NYC networking and training events. If you are interested in pursuing a legal career, this is a wonderful opportunity for you.
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Member Duties : As the COVID Response Project VISTA, you will work with the Director of Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives to expand and fortify the network of community partners and volunteer attorneys providing legal services to low-income NYers most impacted by COVID. You will assist in coordinating all aspects of volunteer management - recruitment, training, recognition and support; outreach and publicity; and data collection and tracking. Duties include enhancing volunteer resources, improving volunteer management practices, networking with community organizations, improving data collection and evaluation, and working on communications, including developing outreach materials, updating web content, and posting on social media to publicize VOLS’s work to the public, partners, and other stakeholders. You will also collaborate with VOLS’ other programs to develop the efficiency and effectiveness of the pro bono management of the organization as a whole.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Unlimited Metro Card, Housing Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Law ,  Communications . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

VOLS COVID Response Project II

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 NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2020  To  05/25/2020 

Contact John G Herrmann
40 Worth St
New York   NY   10013

Listing ID 95929