Volunteer opportunity posted by: SOS Outreach - Pacific Northwest
Posted on: February 25, 2013
Program and Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps*VISTA) – SOS Outreach
SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 as the Snowboard Outreach Society in order to introduce underprivileged youth to the mountains through snowboarding. As the organization has grown and evolved, it has expanded to include a youth development and adult mentorship curriculum, expanded to more participants, and incorporated more individual action sports to its programs. SOS uses action sports, including skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding to engage underserved youth in programs that promote core values, self-sufficiency, goal setting, community involvement, and academic and personal achievement. SOS has been serving the youth of Washington since 1998.
This position is a temporary, one-year commitment through the Sound Youth VISTA program (see below for more information).
Facilitate the expansion of SOS's multi-year University program to additional program partners and participants throughout the Puget Sound Region.
Experience, comfort, and passion in working with disadvantaged youth
About Sound Youth VISTA
AmeriCorps*VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. AmeriCorps*VISTA members are stipended volunteers that serve for one year, full time at nonprofit or governmental organizations building capacity. Sound Youth VISTA recruits and places VISTA members in nonprofit organizations working with underserved youth in the Seattle area. During their service, Sound Youth trains members in social justice issues relevant to their work and personal development, and offers the support of a team of VISTAs and a VISTA Leader. Sound Youth sites offer the professional development trainings necessary for successful completion of VISTA projects. Upon successful completion of one year of service, volunteers are eligible to renew their commitment for another year.
How to Apply Before applying, please read additional information about serving as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member.
To apply for this position, you must apply directly to SOS, by sending a resume and cover letter to Rob Gray at email@example.com. All applicants must also complete an AmeriCorps application, which includes an online form to be filled out by 2 references, on the national "My AmeriCorps" site. You can find our listing by searching for "Sound Youth" here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Sound Youth Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.