***This is an AmeriCorps VISTA National Service Position. To be considered for the position, you must apply using the my.americorps website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=96443&fromSearch=true***
Member Duties : The Volunteer Engagement VISTA will build systems to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the volunteer program and database, and will increase awareness of opportunities through marketing and outreach to help United Way identify as a volunteer resource for the entire community. The VISTA will create a pre/post assessment to determine the effectiveness of their efforts in regards to volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition, and collective volunteerism. Member duties include:
1.) develop processes for the volunteer database,
2.) create a marketing and outreach plan,
3.) develop a volunteer engagement plan,
4.) expand the Day of Service program, and
5.) expand volunteer opportunities for Service to Go, Impact in A box and Collection Drive programs.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.
Terms : Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours.
Service Areas : Health , Community Outreach , Education , Community and Economic Development.
Skills : Public Speaking , Recruitment , Social Services , Education , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , General Skills , Leadership , Team Work , Communications , Non-Profit Management , Fund raising/Grant Writing .
Service Description : United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) believes that access to quality education is the best way to ensure a strong economy and a vibrant community, with financial stability as a solution to decreasing the need for future social services. By engaging with their community in these areas through volunteerism and philanthropy, United Way can support nonprofit partners that are vital to creating and maintaining a resilient community. The Volunteer Engagement VISTA will build capacity for UWLC’s Community Impact and Engagement department. This department is responsible for increasing the awareness and understanding of UWLC’s work and impact in the community, nurturing nonprofit relationships, supporting philanthropy and volunteerism to achieve greater impact in the community, and working closely with nonprofit partners, community leaders, and municipalities on matching needs, filling gaps, and providing resources to Larimer County stakeholders. In 2018, Fort Collins was ranked the most bike-friendly city in the United States; it’s consistently been named one of the best places to live by Livability, and was ranked 4th Happiest City in America by National Geographic. Fort Collins is located north of Denver and is home to a robust local music scene and several live music venues, in the fall and summer the city hosts several arts and culture festivals that are free and open to the public. Fort Collins is also known for its charming Old Town district that is packed with restaurants, shops, and microbreweries. Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine and is a haven for both summer and winter sportspeople.