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AmeriCorps VISTA: Project Lazarus

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

February 4, 2019 - February 3, 2020

Application Window

November 30, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Location

  • Moravian Falls, NC

Contact Information

Maggie Woods
mjwoods2@ncsu.edu

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Description

Help to alleviate poverty for low-income individuals in North Carolina. The Service Year NC Program is an umbrella project that welcomes host sites tackling a wide array of poverty related issues in North Carolina. We place members in organizations and foundations to fight poverty across the state by increasing education and job-training opportunities, creating healthier communities, and ensuring students enter school ready to learn.

Position Description:
The AmeriCorps VISTA will serve with the Project Director of Lazarus Recovery Services and the program director to develop and build capacity for recovery/treatment referrals and resources, as well as working to increase coalition capacity. The VISTA will reach out and visit agencies and organizations to bring awareness and services to the Peer Support Program, and will work within the community to establish relationships and strengthen resources for the coalition and community members.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Representation at Coalition meetings and serve on appropriate coalition work groups
• Meet with and engage Sector Leaders throughout the community
• Provide information and outreach to other members in the community
• Assist in Coalition efforts to develop communication tools
• Identify and recruit others to participate in Coalition planning and implementation efforts
• Develop capacity for community resources to link recovery/treatment individuals to life
needs and support.

Help to alleviate poverty for low-income individuals in North Carolina. The Service Year NC Program is an umbrella project that welcomes host sites tackling a wide array of poverty related issues in North Carolina. We place members in organizations and foundations to fight poverty across the state by increasing education and job-training opportunities, creating healthier communities, and ensuring students enter school ready to learn.

Position Description:
The AmeriCorps VISTA will serve with the Project Director of Lazarus Recovery Services and the program director to develop and build capacity for recovery/treatment referrals and resources, as well as working to increase coalition capacity. The VISTA will reach out and visit agencies and organizations to bring awareness and services to the Peer Support Program, and will work within the community to establish relationships and strengthen resources for the coalition and community members.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Representation at Coalition meetings and serve on appropriate coalition work groups
• Meet with and engage Sector Leaders throughout the community
• Provide information and outreach to other members in the community
• Assist in Coalition efforts to develop communication tools
• Identify and recruit others to participate in Coalition planning and implementation efforts
• Develop capacity for community resources to link recovery/treatment individuals to life
needs and support.
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Living Allowance

$1026 - $1026 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Foundation, Higher Education Institution

Activity Types

Office Activities

Contact Information

Maggie Woods
mjwoods2@ncsu.edu

Hosted By

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