Lower Rio Grande Valley Age Well Live Well VISTA Member


(26.16031,-97.992195)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Apr 23, 2018 08:00 AM - Fri Apr 26, 2019 05:00 PM

Where

301 West RailroadWeslaco, TX 78596

About

The Area Agency on Aging of Lower Rio Grande Valley is currently looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to support Age Well Live Well and the programs of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). VISTAs have a chance to live and serve in the community and work on a focus area of their choice. For a one year commitment, VISTAs receive a modest living allowance, a $5,920 education award (to put towards education expenses like student loans), health and childcare coverage, and more.

The Area Agency on Aging of Lower Rio Grande Valley is one of seven AAAs partnering with Texas Health and Human Services for an AmeriCorps VISTA project. The VISTA project will work to support Age Well Live Well which encourages people and communities to take the necessary actions today to ensure a healthy tomorrow. VISTA member duties will include:

  • assessing the availability of community programs and supports,
  • identifying barriers preventing older residents from aging well and living well,
  • educating the community about resources,
  • developing programs to fill the gaps,
  • and reaching out to new partners.

To view the position posting and apply for this VISTA position visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=78378&fromSearch=tru

To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista

To learn about Texas Health and Human Services visit: https://hhs.texas.gov/

Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • Urban Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours a week

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