Volunteer Opportunity

2019 – Mott Comm. College & AARP – Pathways to Employment MNA VISTA

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program


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Start Date

August 19, 2019

End Date

August 17, 2020

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Help adult residents (50+) of Flint, Michigan acquire the skills needed to secure employment, improve their quality of life, and enrich their communities with Mott Community College and the AARP.

Flint's poverty rate in 2017 was 39%, ranking highest nationally among United States cities with at least 65,000 residents. As a VISTA serving with Mott Community College (MCC) in collaboration with the AARP, you would help tackle eliminating poverty in Flint through assistance aimed at older jobseekers. MCC runs the Back to Work 50+ program, which provides services to older jobseekers to seek, obtain, and sustain employment. Through partnerships with local employers, the local workforce investment board, and various community partners, you will help over 200 workers overcome barriers to finding employment. You will facilitate job-seeker recruitment, informational workshops, and coordinate job coaching sessions with staff. You will also provide follow-up, tracking, and data entry to ensure that the program is successful. Help contribute to the revitalization of Flint and help older job-seekers re-engage in the modern workforce.

• Recruit older jobseekers for employment assistance.

• Promote the program's benefit through outreach efforts including social and traditional media.

• Develop and pilot skill building workshops to promote employability skills for older jobseekers.

• Coordinate meetings with the Training Coordinator and Job Development Specialist.

• Record and report program data through pre- and post-surveys for participants.

• Establish relationships with local organizations that service the target population.

Help adult residents (50+) of Flint, Michigan acquire the skills needed to secure employment, improve their quality of life, and enrich their communities with Mott Community College and the AARP.

Flint's poverty rate in 2017 was 39%, ranking…

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How To Apply

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of AmeriCorps positions available in the Pathways to Employment VISTA program visit us at https://sites.google.com/site/mnavistapositions/become-a-vista.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of…

Location

Mott Community College

709 Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48503
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