Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.
An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley 2-1-1 Support VISTA
The 2-1-1 VISTA will effectively support United Way by enhance existing services and to increase community awareness about 2-1-1. They will gather and enter data on new services available within the community to assist those living in poverty in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties and entering those resources into the 2-1-1 database. They will verify the accuracy of current information that is available and build out processes and procedures for referral services. The VISTA member will support integration and mobilization of current partners for increased community engagement and awareness. They will assist with development, implementation and evaluation of best practices for policies and procedures for 2-1-1. Through community outreach, the VISTA member will educate the public about the role of 2-1-1 and identify and develop new partnerships with human and social service providers.
This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment. The position is based with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Interested candidates must apply through the https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do website.
To find our listings go to the Advance Search (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do) and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).
You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the AmeriCorps.gov application.
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled