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Opportunity Council - Lopez Island Housing & Volunteer YR2
 
 
 
This VISTA project will work with both the Lopez Island Family Resource Center and Housing Lopez. The Lopez Island Family Resource Center provides resources and guidance necessary to meet the basic needs of the entire community. Building on this foundation of well-being, we also provide educational and community engagement programs and we advocate for a more just and equitable community. Housing Lopez is a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the rental housing crisis on Lopez Island by developing dedicated, affordable, sustainable rental housing communities. The VISTA project will develop sustainable community capacity building efforts that expand and strengthen affordable rental housing for 60 low-income individuals on Lopez Island and improve volunteer efforts for a wide variety of programs and general organization support. This will help break the cycle of poverty by assuring that safe, secure, affordable rental housing and more services are available with the support of volunteers. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort based in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service. The Lopez Island VISTA is invited to participate in these activities as much or as little as interest and availability allows.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will build capacity with community organizing, networking with stakeholders and community members, and developing grassroots innovative solutions. The VISTA member will do research, collect data, create tracking systems, report results, and help prepare grants to make this possible. Specific tasks include: -Update Housing Needs Assessment and share results -Research funding streams including Washington State Housing Trust Fund and prepare grants for Housing Lopez and the Fish Bay Housing Project -Build volunteer capacity for the Lopez Island Family Resource Center through identifying volunteer needs, developing volunteer recruitment systems, a marketing plan, and volunteer trainings. -Develop and implement a volunteer tracking system and plan ongoing volunteer appreciation events.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Marketing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Opportunity Council - Lopez Island Housing & Volunteer YR2

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
www.oppco.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96206


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