Vermont Campus Compact – AmeriCorps

Vermont Campus Compact is looking for people to fight poverty as organizers, collaborators, and catalysts for change as AmeriCorps*VISTA Members. Each Member will serve one year at a participating college or community organization, working with students, faculty, administration, and local communities to build volunteer and service-learning programs on the campus and mobilize the resources of higher education to serve the needs of the community.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2009

By coordinating the integration of service and academics, you will effect sustainable change that serves community needs while fostering much needed leadership and civic engagement in college students. General responsibilities include: -Building and maintaining community partnerships -Recruiting student volunteers -Training student leaders -Increasing access to and retention in higher education for low-income students -Working with faculty to develop service-learning programs.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage , Living Allowance , Housing & other benefits maybe available , Relocation Allowance , Training .

Terms : Requires full time service without outside commitments for one year

Education Level: College Graduate

Age Requirement: Minimum 18 yrs.

Service Areas : Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education , Environment , Hunger , Homelessness .

Skills : Communications , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Education , Public Speaking , Recruitment, Writing/Editing , General Skills .

Service Description : Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) is a consortium of 22 institutions of higher education in Vermont aiming to create a flourishing democracy. We work with members to strengthen communities and educate for informed and active citizenship. VCC presidents believe that through sustained student, faculty, and institutional engagement with communities, higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while improving the lives of Vermonters. Providing training, networking, grants, resources, awards and more, VCC advances civic engagement on campuses and in communities, through service, integrating service into teaching (service-learning), campus/community partnerships, activism, dialogue, and socially responsible lifestyles. VCC is affiliated with national Campus Compact and 32 state affiliates, more than 1000 members realizing the public good of higher education.

Apply online at www.americorps.gov.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2009

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