Want to Help with Flood Recovery? Volunteer WV is Seeking Applicants!

6/30/2017

 


Volunteer West Virginia is recruiting one AmeriCorps VISTA to serve with Neighbors Loving Neighbors in White Sulphur Springs and assist with their ongoing flood recovery efforts. This full time service opportunity** provides living allowance and education scholarship or an end of service bonus. 

 

Service Description

VISTA would be responsible for developing a resources manual for disaster relief organizations that provides concise, up-to-date information on the recruitment and management of volunteers and the gathering and distribution of supplies in a disaster situation.

 

VISTA member would also be responsible for the development of a monthly/quarterly newsletter that informs disaster victims of aid and resources available as well as educates the general public on disaster preparedness topics. 

 

Ideal candidates would possess good communication skills as well as proficiency with computers and Office programs, but everyone is welcome to apply, all you need is the desire to help others.

 

**The AmeriCorps VISTA program, also referred to as the "domestic Peace Corps," is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. VISTA members make a one year, full-time commitment, to serve in their community. Members receive a modest living allowance, health benefits, and the option to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a post-service stipend after completing their service. About 6,500 VISTAs are placed each year in more than 1,200 projects in low-income communities around the country.


Volunteer West Virginina is an agency of the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts. 



Contact Information

For application information, contact Waylon Bryant at 304-558-0111 or Waylon.A.Bryant@wv.gov