The VISTA will work to coordinate development and delivery of a new pilot training program for foster families to expand the number of available foster families in rural Iowa. The VISTA will assist with marketing and recruitment of potential families to participate in these foster classes. The VISTA will assist with day-to-day operations of foster family support programs including assistance with the foster closet and new family care packets.The VISTA will secure funding resources, including grant writing, to secure staffing of the organizations served. In addition, the VISTA will explore the development of new resources for children in foster care such as a foster care review board in Polk County. The VISTA will support the assessment of existing voluntary efforts for Bring Love and The Family Connection, and work to formalize volunteer management best practices throughout the organizations.
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
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check