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Program Development AmeriCorps VISTA

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The mission of Friends Forever International is to empower youth leaders to connect, strengthen, and serve communities around the globe by combining their passion to make the world a better place with the skills, experiences, and resources required to do so. Friends Forever is a non-profit organization which believes we can all help build a better world by empowering our most underutilized asset: youth. FFI works with communities around the globe to build the leadership abilities of their youth from diverse backgrounds to tackle local and global issues. Our programs are generally a year long. Starting in their home countries, youth meet several times to become a cohesive team before traveling abroad for two weeks to either the U.S. or Northern Ireland. While abroad, they build the skills necessary to design and complete a project that addresses a need in their home community. Additionally, as of 2020, we began offering virtual/hybrid programs in order to increase accessibility to our programs and to continue working towards our mission during the time of social distancing. Prior to 2017, our programs addressed poverty mainly through our international participants volunteering with established organizations that directly serve vulnerable populations in the United States. In 2017 alone, our teams provided 12,190 combined hours of service at food banks, homeless shelters, schools, and other community organizations. Starting in the Fall of 2017 we began offering domestic programs and working directly with youth in Rochester, NH. The Rochester participants are generally more isolated culturally and are unlikely to encounter opportunities for international exchange. We are currently reaching out to other schools in rural and/or lower socio-economic areas in New Hampshire to begin building partnerships with them. Additionally, we have begun providing workshops to organizations that work directly with people facing generational poverty and homelessness.

The Friends Forever International AmeriCorps VISTA will serve towards three primary goals: developing our domestic program for American teens, marketing our programs to potential participants in New Hampshire, and developing our volunteer program. The VISTA member will help serve low-income communities by following the domestic program from plan to action. They will identify partner organizations in lower socioeconomic communities, build connections, help build a program schedule, make and execute a plan for youth recruitment. They will also help with overall curriculum development and help to develop systems for monitoring and sharing results of the program. The VISTA will help strengthen our volunteer program by coordinating volunteer days, assisting in the creation and update of training materials, and tracking systems for our volunteers.


The mission of Friends Forever International is to empower youth leaders to connect, strengthen, and serve communities around the globe by combining their passion to make the world a better place with the skills, experiences, and resources…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Friends Forever International

1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824, USA

How to Apply

Please apply using the AmeriCorps portal listed! If you have any issues, please contact Amelia at amelia@ff.international or 603-397-5301.

Please apply using the AmeriCorps portal listed! If you have any issues, please contact Amelia at amelia@ff.international or 603-397-5301.

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