Location: Charlotte, NC
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte
Start/End Date: May 26, 2017 – May 25, 2018
Term of Service: Full-time, one year
Program Benefits: $990/month Living Allowance; Heath Coverage, Choice of Education Award ($5,815) or End of Service Stipend ($1,500), Training, Professional Development Opportunities, Relocation Allowance, Child Care Allowance, if eligible.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is seeking a total of six VISTA members who through their service, will help our organization expand its anti-poverty programming and increase its capacity to serve more area children and youth. To increase our service capacity, it is essential that we expand our geographic service area beyond Charlotte-Mecklenburg and into adjacent counties. Our agency is already serving Cabarrus County, which is 20 minutes north of Charlotte. Tremendous strides have been made in engaging that community in the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters and we are seeking a creative and thoughtful VISTA Geographic Outreach Specialist to serve with the Cabarrus County team, helping them continue their growth, while developing a geographic expansion plan that can be replicated in other counties. You will be a part of not only the Cabarrus County team, but also the hard-working development team that is dedicated to increasing the revenue generated by our agency, so that we can serve more local children and teens, in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties and beyond.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have some college education
- Complete a background check
- Have strong communication, writing and research skills
- Have solid understanding of computers/technology
- Ability to work independently or on a team
- Be passionate about serving children and youth
- Car is recommended. Outside work/classes permitted, during off hours.
Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte creates and supports impactful mentoring relationships for over 1,500 local children and teens, age five to eighteen years old. Through our programs, young people facing adversity receive much-needed additional support and guidance so they can overcome their challenges and achieve success. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is at the forefront of our community’s drive to not only serve children in need, but to open their minds to a myriad of possibilities, while supporting them along their path forward.
Charlotte is a vibrant city that offers year-round events and activities, with three professional sports teams, several museums and performing arts venues, miles of natural greenway spaces and diverse and unique neighborhoods.
- Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA, find Volunteer Specialist opportunity listing and complete application at www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista
- Send email with resume to VISTA Site Supervisor, Heidi Hannon – firstname.lastname@example.org