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VYT-Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile

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Promote literacy and positive youth development in 2 rural Northern VT counties. Have fun and build skills at the Bookmobile while making a difference in the lives of low-income youth and families.

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

SITE: Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile promotes a lifelong love of learning & builds community connections. We serve folks of all ages in Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, and we strive to make those living in a vast rural community feel closer by connecting them to each other through stories, conversation, books, literacy activities, & fun. We go where children of all ages gather—homes, classrooms, & afterschool settings. Using a variety of formats & media, we strive for individuals to be thrilled with their choice to visit with us. The VISTA utilizes collaboration in early education, out-of-school time, & community organizations to promote the mission. There are significant differences among children in their language and literacy skills at school entry; these stem from many factors, including socioeconomic status, race, & gender. Research suggests that libraries increase literacy development for children & families. The VISTA promotes literacy in our region by creating sustainable revenue sources for the Bookmobile. The VISTA - (1) strengthens existing partnerships; (2) expands partnerships and establishes a solid volunteer base including a network of support for the Bookmobile; and (3) procures in-kind, cash, and grant donations to sustain and increase Bookmobile services.

COVID-19: The VISTA focuses on connecting with and learning about the pre-existing and new needs presented by COVID-19 to our rural community.

Member Duties: In order to alleviate poverty, promote the Bookmobile’s mission, and have the greatest impact, the VYT-Bookmobile Capacity Building VISTA member cultivates relationships, builds organizational capacity, and looks to sustain bookmobile activities. VISTA activities include – (1) developing and enhancing programs; (2) developing cash and in-kind resources to bolster programs and initiatives and ensure sustainability; (3) develop relationships with community partners; (4) enhance public relations and outreach efforts; and (5) recruiting and training volunteers.

Minimum Age: 21. Transportation: reliable private transportation; local travel & monthly travel to Montpelier for VISTA training. Library work or work with children or youth preferred. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references.

Program Benefits: Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service OR End of Service Stipend, Professional development, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance.

Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Annual Living Allowance: $18,177.

Promote literacy and positive youth development in 2 rural Northern VT counties. Have fun and build skills at the Bookmobile while making a difference in the lives of low-income youth and families.

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps…

Details at a Glance

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

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Saint Albans City, VT
Associated Location

Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile

5 Lemnah Dr, St Albans City, VT 05478, USA

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references.

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references.

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