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United Way of Pitt County — Volunteer and Outreach Specialist VISTA

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

February 20, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2018

Location

  • Greenville, 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. What makes us unique? We believe service has the power to change individuals and communities. In addition to their daily AmeriCorps VISTA service, all Service Year NC VISTAs will work together on a statewide collaborative project to promote and advance volunteerism and service across the state.

The Volunteer and Outreach Specialist VISTA at the United Way of Pitt County will recruit community volunteers to assist United Way with enrollment activities for Pitt County children (age’s birth to 5) in the Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is an early childhood literacy program designed to increase the number of children entering school “ready to learn”. Our specific goal is to have all Pitt County children enter school “ready to learn” by providing them with a developmentally appropriate book each month. The VISTA will create a database of volunteers assisting with enrollment and outreach activities, develop a training curriculum for volunteers, and create a community outreach plan to encourage enrollment. The VISTA will also partner and recruit organizations to promote community awareness regarding the importance of reading to a young child from birth.

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. What makes us unique? We believe service has the power to change individuals and communities. In addition to their daily AmeriCorps VISTA service, all Service Year NC VISTAs will work together on a statewide collaborative project to promote and advance volunteerism and service across the state.

The Volunteer and Outreach Specialist VISTA at the United Way of Pitt County will recruit community volunteers to assist United Way with enrollment activities for Pitt County children (age’s birth to 5) in the Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is an early childhood literacy program designed to increase the number of children entering school “ready to learn”. Our specific goal is to have all Pitt County children enter school “ready to learn” by providing them with a developmentally appropriate book each month. The VISTA will create a database of volunteers assisting with enrollment and outreach activities, develop a training curriculum for volunteers, and create a community outreach plan to encourage enrollment. The VISTA will also partner and recruit organizations to promote community awareness regarding the importance of reading to a young child from birth.
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Living Allowance

$1026 - $1026 monthly

Benefits

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

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

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

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