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Children's Cove- AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Volunteer for FY20-21

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Job Description
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN BY SERVING AS AN
AMERICORPS VISTA VOLUNTEER WITH CHILDREN’S COVE!

 
Children’s Cove: The Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center, located in Barnstable, MA, is actively seeking a 12-month AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Volunteer for FY20-21.  Children’s Cove’s mission is to provide coordinated and comprehensive multidisciplinary services for children who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused, have witnessed domestic violence or have been commercially sexually exploited (trafficked).
The Cove serves the regions of Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.  The VISTA will become a strategic member who strengthens the Cove’s organizational capacity in significant ways by:
 
 
  • Providing prevention education to youth within the region’s school districts through the Teen TASK (Taking A Stand for Kids) Force
  • Helping to mitigate the prevalence of child sexual abuse by recruiting and training a specialized cohort of volunteers who serve at special events and promotional forums
  • Assisting the Cove’s Community Outreach and Education Coordinator and Family Advocate with the design and implementation of programs and events
 
 
The ideal AmeriCorps VISTA candidate will:
 
 
  • Be 18 years or older and a college graduate
  • Have knowledge and skills within the field of child advocacy
  • Be able to respond to sensitive situations in a professional manner
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Have excellent organizational and program planning skills
  • Take initiative to engage the community through networking and public presentations
  • Be able to serve independently or as a collaborative team member
  • Possess writing, marketing, and public speaking skills
  • Be confident using technology and various social media platforms
 
 
Program Benefits include:
 
  • AmeriCorps stipend (based on location)
  • Travel reimbursement to/from event sites
  • Professional development training with direct supervision
  • Relocation allowance available
  • Education award or cash stipend upon successful completion of service
  • Health coverage and childcare available

 
It is essential that the AmeriCorps VISTA has a car and can find housing within the Cape Cod area.
 
Apply Today:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=93441&fromSearch=true
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