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Americorps * Vista

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Jaime Burns
Posting ID:
Scranton, Pa
570-343-1267 ext.222
Category:Nonprofit / Social Services
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time
Company:United Way of Lackawanna&Wayne Counties

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AmeriCorps* VISTA Volunteer

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties has partnered with United Way of Pennsylvania in its statewide project to improve community capacity in resource development, volunteerism and community outreach through AmeriCorps *Vista program. AmeriCorps* Vista is the national service program to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the full-time fight against poverty for more than 40 years. We are looking to attract a new college graduate or a boomer to continue their community service.

AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer for Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

• Service is for one year
• Receive a living allowance and health benefits
• Eligible for education awards and other benefits after completion of service

• College Degree
• Strong Commitment to Public service
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• Computer Skills—Microsoft office
• Valid driver’s license and access to transportation
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Job Description

• Support programs for Financial Stability Program.
• Expand the availability of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program in our community
• Develop and manage a Volunteer Corp for United Way
• Assist with resource development
• Work on community issues

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Jaime Burns by email. Deadline for submitting applications is June 4, 2010. United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18501.

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is an equal opportunity employer. UWLWC does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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