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VYDC-Willowell Preschool Program and Outreach AmeriCorps Member (The Willowell Foundation)

Organization The Willowell Foundation
Location P.O. Box 314
Bristol, Vermont 05443
Description
Member Duties : The VYDC-Willowell Preschool Program and Outreach AmeriCorps Member is a positive role model who supports children at Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool by leading outdoor physical activities (hiking, sensory awareness and wilderness skills); planning and serving healthy snacks; planning and implementing Pre-K arts and science curricula; assisting families in accessing economic resources; hosting family and community engagement opportunities (workshops and support groups); and recruiting and managing volunteers. The member builds program capacity through outreach families of varying socio-economic backgrounds, writing non-federal grants and assisting with fundraising events to leverage resources for member-supported initiatives, and PR and community outreach initiatives. Reliable private transportation and valid license for travel between Willowell sites and to monthly AmeriCorps training in Montpelier. Minimum age: 20. Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references.
 

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Professional Development ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 

PROGRAM: VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, and wellbeing for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. Website: VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org SITE: The Willowell Foundation connects people to the arts, education, the environment, and with each other through land-based programs and activities. The Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool, run by Willowell, is a partner program to our internationally recognized outdoor public high school, The Walden Project. VYDC-Willowell Preschool Program and Outreach AmeriCorps Member serves 3 to 5 days a week at Wren’s Nest collaborating on and leading a nature-based curriculum. Supported by a dynamic teaching team, the member leads hikes, nature art and garden activities, storytelling, wildlife tracking, and identifying birds and wild edibles. The member leads lessons that emphasize physical movement and nutrition. The member serves in the office 1-2 days a week, creating a public outreach strategy, distributing PR materials, writing non-federal grants for member-supported initiatives, recruiting and training volunteers, and enhancing our capacity to support children from low-income and at risk families. The impact of this position is measured by the number of young children who gain confidence and skills in their nature-based classroom. The member collaborates with staff to maintain excellence-in-education standards, as well as build capacity for scholarships. The member creates avenues for at-risk families to thrive socially and emotionally, provides families with information about available resources, and organizes outreach efforts to families of young children. Located in Bristol & New Haven, VT.

Date Posted May 8th, 2019
Deadline July 1st, 2019
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Education
Type Full Time
Compensation This is an AmeriCoprs Service Position through the Vermont Youth Development Corps. Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Professional Development, Living Allowance, Training .
How to Apply Please go to the AmeriCorps website at this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=82284&fromSearch=true&fbclid=IwAR1v3Tg3BHu1dL7UJsNqUHr4PoyYVmNyUleg1qqav9nmXJ0kKLMHvaqG6_M For general questions please email info@willowell.org

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