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Team Rubicon VISTA

OneStar Foundation
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Help create a localized team by developing programming related to membership, event/resource management, and volunteer management. The Greater Houston Team will be built to engage with and train local volunteers in order to provide a more localized response to disaster, to provide support post-disaster, and to be able to offer services during non-disaster times. The VISTA member will work with provided data and/or collect data to develop how-to and step-by-step guides in areas such as volunteer management, event planning, event management, and resource management.

Service Activities

Public Speaking , Veterans , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Social Services , Team Work , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , General Skills , Leadership , Disaster Services , Communications

Community Need Addressed

Team Rubicon is committed to helping underserved communities impacted by disasters. At our core, Team Rubicon is about neighbors helping neighbors. When crisis strikes our communities, we come together to help others on their darkest day. As some veterans transition from military to civilian life, it can be difficult to regain the purpose, community, and identity that is apparent in the military. Continued service through disaster response allows many veterans to regain that sense of mission-focus, that feeling of being a part of something larger than oneself. Team Rubicon is BUILT TO SERVE.

Position Outcomes

The goal is to build disaster management at a local level to more appropriately and proficiently deliver disaster recovery assistance on an immediate as well as long-term scale as well as have a more consistent presence in the community during non-disaster times. aster recovery assistance on an immediate as well as long-term scale as well as have a more consistent presence in the community during non-disaster times. Team Rubicon focuses on serving vulnerable and at-risk populations affected by disaster. While the initial damage and trauma of natural disasters will impact any population regardless of socio-economic factors, the financial burden of recovery and rebuilding has dramatic and long-lasting repercussions on many rural and urban populations. Many lack proper insurance and public and private resources allowing natural disasters to disproportionately impact poor and marginalized communities, making it harder for those living in poverty or at low incomes to recover.

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

Skills you will gain

Public Speaking , Veterans , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Social Services , Team Work , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , General Skills , Leadership , Disaster Services , Communications

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Economic Security, Homelessness & Housing, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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