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Summer AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to spend your summer? NeighborWorks is seeking two responsible, self-motivated individuals to provide 10 weeks of service, June 7 to August 13, 2021, through AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). NeighborWorks is a nonprofit organization that revitalizes neighborhoods and creates opportunities for families to improve their lives through quality housing and financial guidance. VISTA Summer Associates are an integral part of our dedicated, hardworking team, which is devoted to bringing low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

About the Position

VISTA Summer Associates will work with residents and volunteers to improve West Scranton and serve seniors through NeighborWorks’s aging in place program by:

  • Coordinating volunteer home repair projects
  • Installing home safety kits for seniors
  • Visiting businesses to enroll them in a business association
  • Coordinating neighborhood and park cleanups
  • Maintaining vacant lots
  • Picking up litter along main commercial corridors
  • Documenting and reporting quality of life issues (code violations, missing street signs, etc.)

This position requires a commitment to serve as a full-time team member for a 10-week period this summer. Although this is a non-salaried volunteer position, VISTA Summer Associates receive a bi-weekly living allowance and are eligible for an education award or cash stipend at the end of their term of service. For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, visit the AmeriCorps website.

Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of projects and lead others in service activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license and privately owned vehicle for service-related travel

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2021, or until the positions are filled. To apply, email your resume to Todd Pousley, Neighborhood Revitalization Manager, at tpousley@nwnepa.org.

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