Lawrence Community Shelter Communications VISTA

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Lawrence Community Shelter

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The Communications Coordinator VISTA will build the capacity of The Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) by assisting the Director of Community Engagement & the Volunteer Program Manager in growing the capacity of the Community Engagement team, which helps improve the quality of service and care for individuals experiencing homelessness in Douglas County. This position will impact poverty by generating sustained community awareness, engagement and support of the mission, programs, projects, and outcomes of LCS which helps create a more effective emergency shelter. This will ultimately lead to improved housing outcomes for LCS clients.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will assist with the development and/or revision of LCS communications processes, and assist with regular community engagement communications over multiple platforms. Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , 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 attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Housing , Homelessness , Community and Economic Development . Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing , Non-Profit Management , Communications , Social Services , Community Organization .

Apply Here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

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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.

Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3655 East 25th StreetLawrence, KS 66046

(38.93835,-95.1925)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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