The Chestnut Square Historical Village Volunteer Program Development VISTA will develop and implement a comprehensive volunteer program to support education programs serving McKinney elementary schools and a farmer’s market. The VISTA will enhance the volunteer program through the evaluation and revision of existing policies and procedures, development of the volunteer training manual, handbook and job descriptions. The VISTA will market volunteer opportunities within the service area by growing current and establishing new relationships within the community with a goal of recruiting 35 new volunteers. The VISTA member will create a new volunteer training program, enhance the volunteer recognition program and develop a volunteer management system to track volunteer activities and hours of service. Applicants must be able to work independently, possess strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. Experience with recruitment and community organization a plus
The Epilepsy Foundation Texas Community Outreach VISTA will build capacity for the Epilepsy Foundation Texas by assisting the organization increase support for the services they provide for individuals with epilepsy. The VISTA will assist with four Epilepsy Foundation Texas events to increase support for the agency by redesigning processes, recruiting volunteers and developing marketing materials. The VISTA will also write grants and submit applications requesting sponsorships and in-kind donations for the major events with a goal of raising $210,000 and develop community outreach events and activities for Epilepsy Awareness Month (November). The programs developed by the VISTA will endure for years, however the VISTA member will have limited interaction with Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ clients and will be based in an office setting. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, public speaking experience, and community organization and grant writing skills.
Build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. The Volunteer Program VISTA will enhance a comprehensive volunteer management component by recruiting individuals with commitment to the Family Compass mission. Major duties include recruitment of 50 new volunteers, development and implementation of volunteer trainings, community outreach in Dallas and Collin Counties and staging regular appreciation activities. Successful applicants will possess skills in the following areas: communication, both oral and written, volunteer recruitment, community organization and computers/technology.
The Fundraising Events VISTA at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center will help the agency provide essential education and free medical care to uninsured and emotionally disadvantaged women in Denton County, TX. The Fundraising Events VISTA member will evaluate and revise existing fundraising procedures and develop an event’s manuals. The VISTA will increase awareness of Woman to Woman’s events and programs through community outreach. The VISTA will research and develop a system for acquiring in-kind and monetary donations from local businesses and will create a system of metric analysis for determining event sustainability. Applicants must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. Experience with community outreach and public speaking a plus.
The Outreach and Development VISTA at Cornerstone Ranch will build capacity by increasing community awareness of the agency and increasing financial support through events and grant writing efforts to assist families affected by disabilities. Major functions include developing a plan to increase donors and participation in fundraising events and researching and writing at least 6 grants during the service year with a total potential value of $100,000. The VISTA will also work with the organizational consultant to assist with the planning, solicitation, day-of logistics, and post-evaluation of special events. VISTAs serve their communities through indirect service. The VISTA member will have limited interaction with Cornerstone Ranch clients and will be based in an office setting. Applicants should possess exemplary written and oral communication skills and computer skills. Recruitment and fundraising experience a plus.
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