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AmeriCorps/VISTA Member

Employer: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Posted: May 07, 2014

Qualifications/Duties

You cannot have another job, but you can be in school, taking no more than 12 hours.  Most significantly, you will be able to add a year of experience with a national organization to your resume along with your VISTA experience.  You will develop leadership, marketing and networking skills while supporting an organization that makes a difference in a child’s life through mentoring. 

Candidates must be self-starters, love working with people, be highly organized, have good leadership skills, have strong communication skills (written and oral), be computer proficient and have transportation. 

The VISTA project could include: recruiting volunteers, event planning and implementation, public relations, assisting with fund development, grant writing, working with children, and helping to build community partnerships.    

Days/Times

Through the AmeriCorps/VISTA program, you commit to serving one year at BBBS of San Angelo, working at least 35+ hours each week. 

Salary

In exchange for your volunteer service, the Corporation for National Service pays each member a living stipend, medical coverage, deferment of student loans for the year, and $5,550 towards school loans or for future schooling.  For those who do not have a need for future schooling or loans, at the end of the year you would receive $1800.  

Contact

If interested, please send resume to sboone@bbbstx.org .  This position must be filled by August 18, 2014.  

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