Lawrence Community Shelter Volunteer Program VISTA

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Lawrence Community Shelter

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The Volunteer Program VISTA Member will build the capacity of The Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) by assisting the Community Engagement Manager, under the guidance of the Community Engagement Director, in growing the comprehensive volunteer program which helps improve the quality of service and care for individuals experiencing homelessness in Douglas County. This AmeriCorps position will impact poverty by generating sustained volunteer support which helps create a more effective emergency shelter. This will ultimately lead to improved housing outcomes for LCS clients.

Member Duties: The Volunteer Program VISTA will assess the current recruitment, orientation, coordination, management, and tracking of volunteers at LCS, and assist with development and/or revision of Program processes. The VISTA member will also implement Volunteer Program refinements and expansions based on assessment, and expand outreach systems and build/manage partnerships with local organizations in order to recruit volunteers and sustain volunteer engagement.
Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas: Housing , Homelessness , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development .
Skills: Team Work , Community Organization , Non-Profit Management , Social Services .

Apply Here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=105728

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About Lawrence Community Shelter

Location:

3655 E 25th St, LAWRENCE, KS 66046, US

Mission Statement

Providing safe haven to individuals and families facing homelessness.

Description

The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas. From the first day a guest comes to the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS), they begin participating in many activities to address the core issues causing their homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless. Each guest is engaged by caring, informed people concerned with meeting their specific needs and offering a partnership to develop a plan to find solutions. These solutions may include employment, counseling, locating a home, or entering a recovery program for substance abuse and/or mental illness treatment. Night shelter guests are provided a secure environment and a sense of community, and referral to crisis assistance or day shelter programs.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

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WHERE

3655 East 25th StreetLawrence, KS 66046

(38.93835,-95.1925)
 

SKILLS

  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Program Management
  • Recruiting
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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