The Volunteer Coordination VISTA will help break down the barriers poverty creates for low-income children seeking an arts education through the development of a new comprehensive volunteer recruitment and training program. Major functions will include evaluation and updating the volunteer handbook, policies and procedures, evaluating the agency’s volunteer needs and recruiting 50 new volunteers to fill those needs, and the development of training materials to educate and enable volunteers to serve the needs of the agency. Applicants should possess good oral and written communications skills, volunteer recruitment experience and computer skills.
The New Volunteer Training VISTA will increase the agency’s capacity by improving current volunteer trainings and procedures thus increasing retention of volunteers. The New Volunteer Training VISTA will develop a curriculum to thoroughly orient and train new volunteers and will refine volunteer education and training in order to move volunteers from program participation to ownership. The VISTA member will expand and enhance the volunteer program through the evaluation and revising of existing policies and procedures. The VISTA will create a new volunteer training program that is consistent with new policies and procedures as well as follow-up trainings and evaluations to allow volunteers to provide feedback and retrain in areas where they need help. The VISTA member will develop a volunteer management system to track volunteer activities and hours of service. The system created will need to have measures in place that will maintain confidentiality and security of volunteer records.
Bring history to life and educate children about their past as the Program Curriculum Development VISTA. The Collin County History Museum Program Curriculum Development VISTA will develop after school and summer educational programming to promote literacy and language development through meaningful and engaging technology rich activities for 3rd through 5th grade students. Programs will focus on educational requirements of 3rd-5th graders and will incorporate hands-on, interactive and engaging learning. Major duties will include researching and designing program curriculums to be used for after-school programs and summer enrichment camps, developing print and digital educational materials to educate the public and educators about offered programming, community outreach and writing grants to fund the educational opportunities created. Applicants should be creative, a self-starter, have exemplary written and oral communication skills and be comfortable working with technology.
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 Family Compass Marketing VISTA will increase the community’s awareness of services available to families who may be at risk of child abuse and neglect. Major duties include the development of a 3 year marketing plan, creating content for social media, print and video materials, the development of a rebranding platform for the organization, attending public relations and speaking events, and engaging faith-based and civic organizations. Successful applicants will possess exemplary speaking and writing skills, have good knowledge of marketing practices and good computer/technology skills.
Build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect as a Special Events VISTA with Family Compass. The Special Events VISTA will assist with numerous special events to facilitate aid to our parents and children as well as events to maintain the interest of our donor constituency. Major duties include building out the schedule of special events for each year, recruiting committees, sponsorships and underwriting of events, evaluating the performance of each event and developing guidelines and coordinating third party events with the community-at-large. Successful applicants will possess exemplary oral and written communication skills, computer/technology skills, leadership and community organization skills.
Build healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect. The Volunteer Coordination 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 STOMP Drug Awareness and Prevention VISTA will educate Jack County, TX communities on and create a greater awareness of the dangers of methamphetamine/drug use and crime awareness. The goal of the project is to develop a working relationship with the community to break the local drug use/abuse cycle that impoverishes our community. Major duties include developing educational materials on drugs (both illegal and prescription) and how their use/abuse affects the community, developing partnerships with other “help” organizations, businesses, community service groups, schools and local government to increase community support, conducting research and writing grants, and volunteer recruitment and training. Successful applicants will possess exemplary oral and written communication skills, be a self-starter, computer and technology skills, and a basic understanding of grant writing and volunteer recruitment.
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