|Category||Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education .|
Marion Public Library, IA&MN Campus Compact VISTA
The Marion Public Library VISTA project will serve low-income youth and adults living in Linn County by providing them an opportunity gain professional skills through the library's volunteer program. The VISTA member will develop goals for the volunteer program, create an outreach strategy to community partners and low-income youth and adults, track volunteer efforts, and recognize volunteers for their work. The volunteer program will help participants build skills and capacity, which may help them become more employable, marketable and offer the ability to put skills, work experience and references on resumes. As a result of the VISTA project, the library will be better able to support low-income patrons and provide much needed support for library staff to devote time and resources to other programs. 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 Opportunity Corps which supports sites in long-term approaches to issues related to personal economic success including housing and employment support. Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Start date is pending/negotiable. Preference given to candidates who apply early.
Member Duties : 1) Create goals and metrics for the growth and capacity of the program 2) Coordinate open house and orientations several times a year. 3) Develop a marketing strategy for the volunteer program in the community. Marketing plan should be developed and in place 4) Expand and strengthen community partnerships. Targeted list will be identified and contacted 5) Create performance evaluation and process for volunteers awards, etc
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education .
Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Public Speaking , General Skills , Public Health , Teaching/Tutoring , Non-Profit Management , Computers/Technology , Team Work , Community Organization , Communications , Recruitment , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Social Services .