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Opportunity Council - VSF Family Support & Engagement YR2
 
 
 
This is the 3rd year VISTA at Villa Santa Fe, Whatcom County’s first Catholic Housing Services (CHS) facility providing safe, affordable housing to 50 low-income farmworker households. There has been a great foundation built. We have been able to partner effectively with Bellingham School District, YMCA, Western Washington University, Bellingham Food Banks, Employment Security Department, Sea Mar Community Health Center, and others. Most of the residents have been living at Villa Santa Fe since it was built in 2016. There is a strong commitment to building community and celebrating together. In order to sustain these efforts, the 3rd year VISTA will help us continue to find volunteers and resources in the community to support residents so they can continue to learn, have support from programs, and prosper. 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 : The VISTA project will: 1) Identify, review, and document resident’s economic, educational, health, and housing experiences. This will be used to share personal stories that will assist in grant applications, 2) Create two Volunteer Programs: one with positions open to college students or community members for different roles in relation to programming and needs at VSF, and one for VSF community leaders as primary contacts to plan events or help neighbors in different situations to strengthen the community. 3) Leverage resources for ongoing sustainability of VSF programs. 4) Continue to support and work to sustain established partnership programs and their activities in order to increase the capacity of children, youth, and adults personal and family empowerment in order to create stability for the families of agricultural workers to help them move out of poverty. Seeking someone with Spanish language skills.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Opportunity Council - VSF Family Support & Engagement YR2

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
Spanish

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

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

Listing ID 96205


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