B.E.A.R. Mentoring Program-AmeriCorps VISTA`


(46.5917,-112.034)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Jul 25, 2016 - Fri Jul 21, 2017

Where

PO Box 4210Helena, MT 59601


About

B.E.A.R. is a small non-profit agency that has served Ravalli County for over 20 years. B.E.A.R serves a large number of at-risk youth through the B.E.A.R. Mentoring program, which addresses and prevents juvenile delinquency for youth ages 10 - 17. The at-risk youth that B.E.A.R. serves experience one or more of the following risk factors: school drop-out, academic failure, economically disadvantaged, victim of physical, psychological or sexual abuse, detention in a juevenile facility, child of alcohol/substance abusers, committed a violent or delinquent act, mental health problem, or has attempted suicide.

Duties:

The VISTA member will first build capacity and sustainability for current programming, and second, will help B.E.A.R. create and secure additional funding as well as other reliable long-term support channels. The VISTA will assist with strategic planning to determine the organization's objectives and goals for future programming. B.E.A.R.’s youth mentoring programs currently have a waiting list, and community partners have unanimously voiced the need for more mentoring services in Ravalli County. The VISTA will be a key part in determining B.E.A.R.'s role in providing additional mentoring services. To that end, the VISTA will create a volunteer recruitment and training plan to increase the number of at-risk youth receiving mentoring services. Finally, the VISTA will help develop a capital campaign to secure future funding for B.E.A.R. which will be used to expand mentoring services.

Benefits:

Travel Reimbursement to site

Relocation Allowance (up to $500)

Life Insurance ($2/month)

Student Loan Forebearance

Living Allowance

Health Allowance/Benefit Plan

Child Care assistance

End of Service:

Non-competetive Eligibility(NCES) for Federal Jobs

$1,500 Cash Stipend or $5,775 Education award

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Youth Services
  • Donor Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Bachelor's degree or work-experienced preferred
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