West Virginia is recruiting one AmeriCorps VISTA to serve with Neighbors Loving Neighbors
in White Sulphur Springs and assist with their ongoing flood recovery
efforts. This full time service opportunity** provides living allowance
and education scholarship or an end of service bonus.
would be responsible for developing a resources manual for disaster relief
organizations that provides concise, up-to-date information on the
recruitment and management of volunteers and the gathering and distribution
of supplies in a disaster situation.
member would also be responsible for the development of a monthly/quarterly
newsletter that informs disaster victims of aid and resources available as
well as educates the general public on disaster preparedness topics.
candidates would possess good communication skills as well as proficiency
with computers and Office programs, but everyone is welcome to apply, all you
need is the desire to help others.
**The AmeriCorps VISTA program, also referred to as the
"domestic Peace Corps," is funded by the Corporation for National
and Community Service. VISTA members make a one year, full-time commitment,
to serve in their community. Members receive a modest living allowance, health
benefits, and the option to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a
post-service stipend after completing their service. About 6,500 VISTAs are
placed each year in more than 1,200 projects in low-income communities around
Volunteer West Virginina is an agency of the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts.