Neighborhood Revitalization Organizer


(55.34191,-131.64487)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri Mar 02, 2018 08:00 AM - Fri Mar 01, 2019 04:30 PM

Where

423 Mission St.Ketchikan, AK 99901

About

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

HISTORIC KETCHIKAN

AMERICORPS VISTA SERVICE OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Join the adventure! Experience multiple rewards and positively impact disadvantaged areas and residents. You will raise funds, build the capacity of coalitions which will revitalize endangered neighborhoods, and aid job creation.

Member Duties: You will play a key role in developing a coalition of community stakeholders and in building their capacity to revitalize dilapidated neighborhoods. You will bring together diverse community leaders in planning an event that will raise awareness and energize both practitioners of historic preservation and those who tell the Ketchikan story to a global audience. You will identify and apply for resources that will support restoration of a 1904 building that will become a catalyst for redevelopment in a blighted area. The resources you gather will also support nonprofits that deliver workforce training to low income residents. You will have opportunities to interact with other VISTAs as they further develop a Volunteer Collaborative Project begun in 2017 and assist in coordinating the volunteers Historic Ketchikan acquired through that project.

Program Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance ($1,333), Choice of Education Award ($5,815), or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage,* Child Care Assistance, and Training .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Job Creation, Community Outreach, Coalition Building, Capacity Building

Skills: Leadership , Team Building , Writing/Editing, Successful track record in Grant-writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Historic Preservation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Computers/Technology, Community Organizing, Information Management, Relationship Building, Event Planning

Service Description: Since 1990 Historic Ketchikan has fostered Ketchikan’s unique early 20th century character. Historic Ketchikan restores endangered buildings in blighted neighborhoods; biennially publishes Our Town, a compendium of current and historic stories, facts, and community characteristics that has a multinational circulation; and engages with local governments and community stakeholders in planning and implementing waterfront development that enhances the authentic character of Ketchikan’s relationship with the ocean and provides a restorative experience for residents and visitors alike. You will join in building capacity for neighborhood revitalization with Historic Ketchikan’s highly skilled and deeply experienced board members; an Executive Director/architect who has transformed falling-down, blighted areas of town into attractive and economically vibrant destination points, and a Project Coordinator.

Ketchikan stretches in a narrow ribbon between snow-capped peaks and the sea. Located in extreme southern Alaska, we experience a relatively mild climate--only a few degrees cooler than Seattle, but a whole lot rainier. We have mists and, sometimes, torrents, of what we call "liquid sunshine." It wouldn’t be a green and fascinating rainforest without the rain. You will find here a warm and welcoming town with a rich mixture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian native cultures together with Filipino, Japanese, and Norwegian heritage. We have bountiful artistic and musical talent, concerts, plays, and galleries set in the incomparable beauty of the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest and graced with an ocean teeming with salmon, halibut, shrimp and crab. You can watch whales, orcas, seals, otters and eagles. The rainforest showcases deer, wolves (not near town), and black bears (mostly near salmon streams).

Please apply for this year of service if you can dance in the rain, engage diverse groups, think and plan strategically, and enjoy the leadership of highly qualified volunteers who share their talents in improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for those who struggle and for all residents.

Start date: March 2, 2018, end date: March 1, 2019

Contact: Deborah Hayden, 907-254-5300, dh@swiftventure.com

Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Capacity Planning
  • Group Facilitation
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
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