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2021-2022 Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

Company: Americorps
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

2021-2022 Volunteer Coordinator VISTA Habitat for Humanity Lake County is a nonprofit housing developer that brings volunteers from the community together to build affordable houses for the community. Many people in the broader Lake County community could benefit from these offerings, and bringing volunteers together is a way to limit costs for development and build support for the project. The VISTA will help to enhance the volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention program for the organization. Working with staff members, past volunteers, and other stakeholders, the VISTA will help build the program to meet the expectations of future volunteers and provide a sufficient volunteer base to build more houses and change more lives. Lake County is located north of Chicago at the Wisconsin border. The third-largest county in Illinois, 700,000 people live here. Lake County has large outer ring suburbs with a more urban feel, typical suburban communities, and rural areas. The need for affordable housing exists in all parts of the county. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with the community, is enthusiastic about providing affordable housing solutions, and is excited to be a part of a team focused on change. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action's website. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : The VISTA will assess volunteer management systems and work to implement a comprehensive and easy-to-use system. They will implement the new system including interest forms, communication tools, and initial engagement techniques. Strategies to recruit new potential volunteers and new audiences will be researched; new ideas to incorporate into HFHLC's efforts will then be identified. The VISTA will develop a volunteer engagement strategy to promote retention; in coordination with other program staff, they will implement techniques and overall programming to ensure retention. They will also train staff on how to best engage volunteers to promote this retention. The VISTA will review the results of surveys for volunteers; refine survey questions as needed to gather more relevant information and recommend changes as a result of data collected. Finally, the VISTA will document the new system for recruitment, engagement, and retention for new staff to sustain the strategy. Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Training , $300 a month Housing Stipend , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible . Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas : Housing , Community Outreach , Neighborhood Revitalization , Community and Economic Development . Skills : Communications , Computers/Technology , Community Organization , Recruitment , General Skills .

Keywords: Americorps, Waukegan , 2021-2022 Volunteer Coordinator VISTA, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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