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Member Duties : The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio has expanded into Lancaster! This new location is a combination thrift store and furniture bank. As our new VISTA, you will be creating a new volunteer program tailored to that location. Utilizing social media and other identified marketing avenues, you will recruit a new volunteer base, develop volunteer job descriptions, and establish official onboarding procedures. You will also make inroads with with local non-profits, churches, and government agencies by leading group volunteer events and coordinating in-kind donation drives. Your initiation of volunteer appreciation events will serve to retain your recruited volunteers and partners. Finally, through the development of a survey administered to the families we serve, you will identify key improvements to the quality of our services in the community. Ultimately, you will increase the number of families served by the Furniture Bank on both ends!
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage*
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended.
Service Areas : Community Outreach, Volunteer Coordination
The mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide a free furniture for individuals and families struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges - "Turning Empty Houses Into Homes." The organization was originally "Material Assistance Providers" from 1998-2006, and "MAP Furniture Bank" from 2006-2009.
We collect gently used furniture, appliances and household items, and distribute them free of charge to families trying to move out of difficult situations, which without help, can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. Our work gives these families a better chance at establishing a permanent and nurturing home.