The LifeBridge Community Services AmeriCorps VISTA project will engage VISTAs in capacity building activities including community outreach, volunteer management and partnership development in Bridgeport, CT, which has a poverty rate of 22% (compared to the CT statewide poverty rate of 8%). The VISTAs will enhance and expand existing services at the LifeBridge Center for Youth Development. This includes providing family resources like our Community Closet, which provides free clothing to low-income residents as a first step to meeting basic needs required for educational and employment success. A successful candidate will be committed to our mission. Strong communication and leadership skills are essential to building teams and creating partnerships.
|Member Duties : The Volunteer Management/Community Closet VISTA member will help the Center for Youth Development increase the number of volunteers serving youth and families. The position will primarily focus on recruiting, training, coordinating and recognizing volunteers. They will oversee the volunteer driven Community Closet, ensuring volunteers have the support they need for success.|
|Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Training . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare|
|Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.|
|Service Areas: Community outreach|
|Skills: General Skills, Social Services, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Community Organization, Team Work.|
|Term: Full Time Listing ID: 105893|