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Orting Veterans Village (Orting, WA) - Veterans Engagement Coordinator VISTA

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Greater South Sound VISTA Team

Quixote Communities is a 501c3 nonprofit who own and manage the Orting Veterans Village. It is supportive housing for 35 homeless veterans living in Pierce County. We are a tiny house village with a community center and believe that everyone deserves a home.

The VISTA Community Engagement Coordinator works with the staff at the Orting Veterans Village to provide community outreach. The VISTA member will do outreach to the local community and other community organizations to help with volunteering and fundraising for the 35 homeless veterans living with us. They will help develop a data entry process for all donations as well as give presentations to prospective volunteers and train them.

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About Greater South Sound VISTA Team

Location:

3525 7th Ave SW, 201, Olympia, WA 98502, US

Mission Statement

Serve Your Community. Start Your Career. Join the Greater South Sound VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Team.

Description

Greater South Sound VISTAs serve in the offices of our region’s public and nonprofit agencies, guided by the four Key Principles of VISTA Service: End Poverty, Build Capacity, Empower Communities, and Create Sustainable Solutions. Our Host Sites (the agencies hosting VISTAs) are spread across the Greater South Sound region, not only in Thurston County but also in Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties.

We’re looking for applicants of all ages, from all backgrounds, who are passionate about social justice and economic equity, self motivated, and team oriented. With VISTA, you choose where you submit your application - select the Host Sites that you’re the most passionate about. Each Host Site creates an individualized VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) to plan out the VISTA’s upcoming Year of Service, so each VISTA position is unique. Some VADs involve being out in the community regularly, whereas others might involve a lot of time in the office analyzing data or designing a website. Sample responsibilities listed in recent VADs include: developing trainings for food bank volunteers, revising policies for a shelter, creating a public awareness campaign to prevent human trafficking, writing grants for a free childcare program, and more.

Homeless & Housing
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1301 Orting Kapowsin Highway EastOlympiaOrting, WA 98360

(47.07979,-122.21179)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time commitment (40 hours/week) for one year with comprehensive benefits: https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits
  • Eligibility Requirements Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a s

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