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CC of Southeast Michigan VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

Company: Americorps
Location: Clinton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

CC of Southeast Michigan VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

The tri-county area surrounding and including the city of Detroit is home to nearly half a million seniors. Too many of them are living near or below the poverty level and need help from organizations like ours. The Senior Outreach Program of the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan was born out of the pandemic and the need for seniors to remain home for their health and safety. It started as a grocery delivery program but uncovered a great need for help by so many of our seniors. The program is in the process of blossoming into a full outreach program. The future of the Senior Outreach Program includes chore services, transportation, case management, and a robust referral program. We are looking to engage the local parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) and the greater community to build a network of volunteers dedicated to helping seniors live independently and with dignity in their own homes. We are looking for an individual to help lay the groundwork for policies and processes for our network of volunteers. As these are put in place, we can begin using volunteers across metro Detroit to help seniors stay in their own homes by bringing goods and services directly to them. Our volunteers will help transport them to and from important appointments. Most of all, our volunteers will strive to make the lives of every senior we service better in whatever ways we can. This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA's Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : As an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, you will help create the volunteer aspect of the Senior Outreach Program that will allow us to serve a greater number of our area seniors in quantifiable and meaningful ways. The creation of the volunteer management and recruitment portion of the program will also help engage the metro Detroit community in serving those most in need. The main function of the position will be creating and implementing an online system to help connect volunteers to clients in need and recruiting volunteers through a variety of avenues. The VISTA will also create and execute service opportunities like food/gift card drives, major food distribution events, and single day community action events like spring and fall cleanups at the homes of our clients in coordination with local parishes in the AOD.

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Relocation Allowance .

Terms :

Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Community Outreach , Elder Care .

Skills :

Experience w/ older population , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , Social Services , Public Speaking , Recruitment , Computers/Technology , Non-Profit Management , Communications , General Skills , Fund raising/Grant Writing .

Keywords: Americorps, Ann Arbor , CC of Southeast Michigan VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, Other , Clinton, Michigan

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