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Community & Volunteer Outreach VISTA – Children’s Cancer Partners

Spartanburg, SC

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Not applicable
Full time

Published on 24 Jun 2021

Expires on 24 Jun 2021

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Community & Volunteer Outreach VISTA – Children’s Cancer Partners

Job Title:  Community & Volunteer Outreach VISTA – Children’s Cancer Partners

Dates:  8/2/2021 – 8/01/2022

Work Schedule – Full Time

Education:  Some College

Age Requirement – 18 Years or older

This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As an AmeriCorps VISTA with Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, you will help increase the number of volunteers across the Carolinas and build effective volunteer recruitment, orientation, and retention processes. You will also help make the Kidz in Lids campaign a force for childhood cancer awareness & support by increasing engaging new partners, planning events, and developing a marketing plan to spread the word. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to create effective operating procedures for the families accessing Gift in Kind items such as medications, household items, cleaning supplies, and diapers. The VIP program offers a unique approach to AmeriCorps VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referrals, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, monthly housing stipend, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, professional mentoring, and more!

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will help improve access to care for children battling cancer by engaging more volunteers, building peer support through peer-family events, generating awareness through the CCP Kidz in Lids program and implementing effective procedures that will create sustainable, long-lasting solutions to ensure children access to care, and families not falling into the downward spiral of poverty.

Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing stipend, gym discount, prof dev ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 

 For Information on Benefits visit: https://www.vistasinthepiedmont.org/program-benefits.html

*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 ,  Car recommended . 

Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Technology ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 

Skills :
Recruitment ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Veterans ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Law ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning ,  Medicine ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Computers/Technology . 

Please reference job title and apply at:  VISTA@uwpiedmont.org