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Opportunity Council – Volunteer Programs Specialist VISTA YR
 
 
 
The Volunteer Chore Program provides volunteers to help the elderly (60 and over) and adults with functional disabilities remain independent in their own homes. Volunteers help with tasks such as: housekeeping, grocery shopping, laundry, yard work, transportation to doctor appointments, minor household repairs, mail reading/bill paying assistance. The Volunteer Chore Program serves as a safety net, helping those for whom other resources are unavailable. Chore assists 200+ Whatcom County residents each year. It costs approximately $350 per year per client to run the program; it costs approximately $54,000 per year for someone to live in assisted living. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
 
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Member Duties : This VISTA project will help break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities retain their housing by building strategic partnerships to target clients in underserved populations as well as volunteers from those communities who have language and cultural skills. This VISTA position will help digitalize our on-boarding and training process, so that volunteers can submit paperwork online and attend trainings online. They will also help with the development of new program processes related to Medicaid transportation services, including supporting the development of funding resources for this program.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 :
Veterans ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Elder Care ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Tribal . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Opportunity Council – Volunteer Programs Specialist VISTA YR

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/13/2020  To  07/20/2020 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
3607345121
naomi_siegel@oppco.org
oppco.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96202


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