Please consider this exciting opportunity to
contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small
living allowance all at the same time.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has
committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level
by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community
partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of
strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact
with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging
individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about
through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.
An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal
volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a
living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a
combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They
receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training,
a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if
eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work
during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work
closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school
districts and community schools.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Community Engagement VISTA
The Community Engagement VISTA will work with the United Way education team to move the needle on improving grade level reading. They will be a backbone support to establish and support a strategic plan for community engagement. The VISTA member will maximize community outreach efforts and engage with families, children, educators, school districts, stakeholders and will participate in community building events. The VISTA will build capacity by creating a standard volunteer recruitment and management process, creating a monthly calendar displaying a variety of projects available for community engagement, Recruiting and training volunteers to lead events, and creating standard templates, processes and timelines for all education coalitions to receive and send information to share with all. The VISTA member will need to have reliable transportation and have the ability to work evening or weekend hours due to attending community outreach events.
This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year
commitment. The position is based with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Interested candidates must apply through the
To find our listings go to the Advance Search
(https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do) and search for
all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and
You can also follow the application link here to
receive individualized support in completing the AmeriCorps.gov application.
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer -
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled