The Gateway to the Great Outdoors program was developed to allow underserved and impoverished students across the US equitable access to a comprehensive environmental education. The mission of GGO is to empower underserved youth to enhance their scientific literacy of their local natural environment through classroom and field-based environmental education and leadership development activities. This program allows students to experience the natural wonders of the outdoors, while also providing them with strong mentorship and academic support. While other EE programs focus solely on mentorship, augmented curricula or outdoor adventure, GGO is unique in that it integrates the strength of all three: (1) weekly STEM-based classroom enrichment related to the environment, (2) monthly outdoor activities that support classroom learning, and (3) year-round mentoring by local university students and community members.
Member Duties :
As the Internal Partnership & Development Coordinator VISTA, you will build capacity for GGO by aiding in their local office’s volunteer recruitment, retention, and communication and university partnership development. You will also recruit and maintain volunteer mentors, manage mentors during programming and oversee the university chapters’ student executive boards. You will also aid in revising the GGO Volunteer Training Manual.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Environment , Education .
Business/Entrepreneur , Recruitment , Public Health , Education , Public Speaking , Leadership , Communications , Team Work , Youth Development , Non-Profit Management , Environment , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Teaching/Tutoring , General Skills .
CHICAGO Internal Partnership & Development Coord. VISTA
Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020 - 08/30/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 07/03/2020 To 10/03/2020
Contact Nadav Sprague
3650 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago IL 60613
Listing ID 97663