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Disaster Program Development VISTA 2019-2020

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

November 12, 2019 - November 10, 2020

Application Window

August 1, 2019 - October 30, 2019

Location

  • Des Moines, IA

Contact Information

Julie Struck
(515) 348-6238
julie.struck@iowaeda.com

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Description

Volunteer Iowa’s mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Volunteer Iowa strives to meet our mission through helping agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need, helping engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base, and connecting individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. Volunteer Iowa is poised to provide support in preparedness, response, & recovery activities following man-made and natural disaster events throughout Iowa. Volunteer Iowa understands that disasters can have a catastrophic impact on individuals, families, and communities; and that to help individuals, families, and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from these events it takes strong partnerships and established relationships to be successful. We are committed to working together with all partners, government and non-governmental, to achieve whole community engagement. The goal is to help develop effective disaster management systems at the local level to support volunteers and voluntary agencies active in disaster (VOAD) assist those that are most vulnerable to the impacts of disaster. Disasters disproportionately impact poor and marginalized communities making it harder for those who live in poverty and are low-income to recover. The VISTA will serve as a part of Volunteer Iowa's Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA project. VISTA members with our program have the benefit of a statewide support network of staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, fellow AmeriCorps members and a VISTA Leader. Members receive ongoing training, support, networking and professional development opportunities.

Volunteer Iowa’s mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Volunteer Iowa strives to meet our mission through helping agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need, helping engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base, and connecting individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. Volunteer Iowa is poised to provide support in preparedness, response, & recovery activities following man-made and natural disaster events throughout Iowa. Volunteer Iowa understands that disasters can have a catastrophic impact on individuals, families, and communities; and that to help individuals, families, and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from these events it takes strong partnerships and established relationships to be successful. We are committed to working together with all partners, government and non-governmental, to achieve whole community engagement. The goal is to help develop effective disaster management systems at the local level to support volunteers and voluntary agencies active in disaster (VOAD) assist those that are most vulnerable to the impacts of disaster. Disasters disproportionately impact poor and marginalized communities making it harder for those who live in poverty and are low-income to recover. The VISTA will serve as a part of Volunteer Iowa's Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA project. VISTA members with our program have the benefit of a statewide support network of staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, fellow AmeriCorps members and a VISTA Leader. Members receive ongoing training, support, networking and professional development opportunities. Read More

Living Allowance

$944 - $944 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), Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

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, Disaster, Economic Security, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

State Service Commission

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Julie Struck
(515) 348-6238
julie.struck@iowaeda.com

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