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Urgent Need For Blood Donor Screeners - Mountain Home

Help keep our front-line workers stay safe. So, the American Red Cross can continue to deliver the vital services for those who depend on the us each day. We need your help to insure our blood drives are safe. It's a simple, potentially life-saving volunteer role. THE ROLE: . Ensure each potential blood donor is greeted and thanked . Take donor temperatures using a no-touch infrared thermometer . Sanitize entry, registration and hospitality areas . Gloves, sanitizer, sani-cloths and masks available at all blood drives . Free training provided . Volunteers must be 18 years or older. . HELP SAVE LIVES WHERE: American Red Cross Blood Drives. HOW TO GET STARTED by registering here: https://rdcrss.org/2ygxi95 Did you know blood cannot be manufactured nor used from anyone else other than healthy human beings? Every 2 seconds every day someone needs blood. How to get started · Complete the online application at https://rdcrss.org/2ygxi95 · Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact: Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist RecruitMOAR@redcross.org

Mountain Home, AR

Through 11/27/20

Urgent Need For Blood Donor Screeners

Help keep our front-line workers stay safe. So, the American Red Cross can continue to deliver the vital services for those who depend on the us each day. We need your help to insure our blood drives are safe. It's a simple, potentially life-saving volunteer role. THE ROLE: . Ensure each potential blood donor is greeted and thanked . Take donor temperatures using a no-touch infrared thermometer . Sanitize entry, registration and hospitality areas . Gloves, sanitizer, sani-cloths and masks available at all blood drives . Free training provided . Volunteers must be 18 years or older. . HELP SAVE LIVES WHERE: American Red Cross Blood Drives. HOW TO GET STARTED by registering here: https://rdcrss.org/2ygxi95 Did you know blood cannot be manufactured nor used from anyone else other than healthy human beings? Every 2 seconds every day someone needs blood. How to get started · Complete the online application at https://rdcrss.org/2ygxi95 · Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact: Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist RecruitMOAR@redcross.org

Jonesboro, AR

Through 11/27/20

Pulaski County COVID-19 Meal Program AmeriCorps Members

About the Clinton Foundation Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world. As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Overview Americorps Member – Pulaski County COVID-19 Meal Program The Clinton Foundation, World Central Kitchen, the City of Little Rock, local school districts, and other organizations began the Pulaski County COVID-19 Meal Program (“PCCMP”) in March 2020 to provide meals to students in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose schools had closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The program has since been expanded to serve other vulnerable individuals in Pulaski County experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals for the PCCPM are prepared, packaged, and sorted for delivery at the Clinton Presidential Center (“CPC”) in Little Rock, Arkansas by volunteers and CPC staff before being distributed through a network of food trucks, meal distribution partners, and volunteers. PCCPM partners have implemented strict health and safety protocols at CPC for all staff and volunteers to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Program Benefits: Living allowance and education award upon completion of 300 hours of service. Program Start/End Dates: June 15, 2020 through August 14, 2020 Application Deadline: June 1, 2020 Program Location: Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201 The AmeriCorps project is in partnership with Our House. Responsibilities Americorps Members will: • Help coordinate PCCMP volunteers and staff: 1. Ensure all volunteers and staff who enter CPC follow all health and safety procedures, fill out required forms, sign in, and are directed to the appropriate workspace. 2. Support volunteer managers in assigning and directing volunteers to their tasks during each shift. • Support PCCMP meal preparation activities: 1. Serve as food assembly line leader, organizing the packing and packaging of meals. • Coordinate and support PCCMP logistics: 1. Support distribution logistics manager with weekly and daily organization and preparation. 2. Organize bins with meals (“meal distribution bins”) prior to load out. 3. Transport meal distribution bins from CPC premises to trucks and load meal distribution bins onto trucks. 4. Ensure food truck operators and meal distribution partners complete all required health and safety forms and procedures. 5. Assist food trucks operators and meal distribution partners during distribution times. 6. Assist with collecting and cleaning returned meal distribution bins. • Assist with front of house duties: 1. Perform data entry, as needed and requested. 2. Clean and sanitize admissions desk and high-touch surfaces throughout CPC. Qualifications • High school diploma or GED required • Member must have a positive attitude and work well in a team environment • Member should respect health and safety protocols; be willing to take direction; and willing to identify solutions to problems in a collaborative way. Physical and Other Requirements • Service will be performed primarily indoors with some outdoor work. Some lifting of 30 pounds or less may be required. • Please be advised that pursuant to the Arkansas Department of Health Directive Regarding Large Indoor Venues, effective May 18, 2020, individuals should not enter large indoor venues if (a) they have fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell; or (b) they have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Please be further advised that the Arkansas Department of Health advises individuals to refrain from entering large indoor venues if they are (a) 65 years of age or older; or (b) have underlying health conditions including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, or weakened immunity. You can review all current directives from the Arkansas Department of Health relating to COVID-19 here: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. Apply for this job online Refer this job to a friend Share on your newsfeed

Little Rock, AR

Through 8/14/20

Ensure military families' needs are met when faced with an emergency

Primary Responsibilities: Ensure military families' needs are met when faced with an emergency. Maintain strict confidentiality of any case notes, names and other personal information in accordance with Red Cross policies Understand and apply Service to Armed Forces (SAF) policies, procedures and protocols related to Red Cross client services consistently and correctly Support the follow up process to include making follow-up calls to military members and/or families to determine if their needs are met, providing other follow-up actions needed for complete and timely client service Requirements Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills Enjoy working directly with others Able to work with diverse populations Recommended: knowledge/experience with the military Willingness to gain knowledge of community resources Able to work with culturally diverse populations How to get started · Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact: Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist - RecruitMOAR@redcross.org or 479-644-2938

Adona, AR

Through 11/15/20

Help Engage your Regional Disaster Workforce

The purpose of this position is to perform Disaster Engagement readiness activities needed to support the regional disaster workforce. Requirements · 18 years or older · Valid United States driver’s license · Safe driving record · Training provided both online courses and hands on with experienced volunteers · Online application (see below for instructions) What Our Volunteers Are Saying · "Being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no other" ~Charlie V. · “I may not have money to give, but I have time.” ~Taylor W. Duties · conducting volunteer interviews · updating profiles in Volunteer Connection · analyzing reports/data · scheduling How to get started · Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer · Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact: Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist - RecruitMOAR@redcross.org or 479-644-2938

Little Rock, AR

Through 11/15/20

When Disaster Strikes, Answer the Call as a Disaster Duty Officer

Imagine being awaken by smoke alarms in the middle of the night. You rush to get your family out to safety now that your home is engulfed in flames. You’re now standing outside of your house in your pajamas in the middle of the night with nowhere to go. Who do you call? The American Red Cross! On the other end of the phone is the Disaster Duty Officer ready to help you during one of the worst days of your life. What is it? The Disaster Duty Officer is a lifeline to temporary assistance during a disaster. The Duty Officer is responsible for dispatching Red Cross volunteers called Disaster Action Team (DAT) members to meet with victims of home fires, and other disasters, to provide temporary relief such as funds for a hotel room, food, and clothing. Requirements · 18 years or older · Valid United States driver’s license · Safe driving record · Training provided both online courses and hands on with experienced volunteers · Virtual opportunity – computer with internet service and a phone needed · Online application (see below for instructions) What Our Volunteers Are Saying · "Being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no other" ~Charlie V. · “I may not have money to give, but I have time.” ~Taylor W. · “It’s a wonderful feeling being able to help someone affected by a house fire, who literally, may only have the clothes on their back." ~Julie M. How to get started · Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer · Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact: Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist RecruitMOAR@redcross.org

Little Rock, AR

Through 11/15/20

Volunteers Needed: Make a Difference Today!

During times like these, the American Red Cross needs your help now more than ever to help save day. Learn about volunteering and making a difference with the Red Cross by visiting the site linked below: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer OR Call: 1-800-733-2767

Little Rock, AR

Through 12/31/20

Convalescent plasma donors helping treat COVID-19 patients

Since the American Red Cross and other blood collection organizations put out a call for recovered COVID-19 patients to donate convalescent plasma, many have stepped up to help. One of the first donors in the program was George Tzagournis, a dentist and family man with a wife and three children who are all college students at The Ohio State University. After a family vacation to Florida in March, George became ill and was eventually diagnosed with COVID-19. After several difficult weeks, he fully recovered. When he became aware of a new initiative to help treat critically ill COVID-19 patients with plasma transfusions from donors who are fully recovered from the virus, he immediately signed up to help. Just a few days after registering to be a COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor, he was able to give his donation with the Red Cross on April 15. “It’s a pretty easy thing to do for something that is so in need,” George said. “Think about your own family and what you would want others to do to help you if you needed it.” Recovered COVID-19 patients who would like to participate in the program are encouraged to sign up at RedCrossBlood.org/Plasma4Covid.

Jonesboro, AR

Through 11/27/20

Diverse donors needed for sickle cell patients

There is an ongoing critical need for blood donations for patients with sickle cell disease, the most common genetic blood disease in the U.S. Sickle cell patients are at high risk of serious complications from coronavirus infection. Fighting off lung infections, like coronavirus, can cause red blood cells to form a C-shape, or sickle. When this happens, red blood cells cannot deliver oxygen throughout the patient's body. Blood transfusion is a known treatment for patients with sickle cell disease, so healthy donors can be lifesavers for these patients. Diverse blood donors are especially needed now to help maintain the blood supply. Learn more about blood & diversity at RedCrossBlood.org

Jonesboro, AR

Through 11/27/20

Hospice Volunteer - Admin or Direct Care Opportunities

Make a difference when life matters most! If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice Volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. From providing companionship at a patient's bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you. * Hold a hand, share a story * Send a card * Listen, read, or sing * Make gifts for patients * Run errands or perform light housekeeping * Share flowers, bake, or garden * Administrative office support * Make phone calls * Attend community events Are you a Veteran? Our agencies offer Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer opportunities and participate in the national We Honor Veterans program. Ask us how to get started today! Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. All Hospice volunteers are given assignments that best suit their time, skills, and interests.

Conway, AR

Through 4/23/21

Join us at the Momentary!

The Momentary is a contemporary art space that brings today’s visual, performing, and culinary arts to the heart of Northwest Arkansas in a welcoming, communal space. We are so happy that you have expressed an interest in volunteering at The Momentary. We offer flexible scheduling and a wide variety of opportunities for individuals with diverse interests and talents. Your time can be spent engaging the public, or assisting behind the scenes-whatever area you are most comfortable in. You can make a difference here, and your gift of time is a great way to support The Momentary, meet new people, and develop new skills. We want our volunteers’ experiences to be as rewarding as possible. Therefore, we provide all new volunteers with a thorough orientation, where we will review all of the various opportunities available. To apply, please visit: https://ec.samaritan.com/custom/1551/#/volunteer_registration

Bentonville, AR

Through 12/31/21

Making Handmade Cloth Face Masks

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest are both accepting donations of homemade cloth masks for our clinic patients and family members of patients. Donations can be made by contacting Volunteer Engagement at 501-364-1825 or volunteer@archildrens.org. Donation guidelines are as follows: Masks must be fully assembled, made from either kid-savvy or solid color cloth material, and be able to be washed, as masks will be laundered prior to distribution, courtesy of our partner, Tide Cleaners. We are accepting masks in both youth and adult sizes. Masks may also be mailed to: Arkansas Children’s Volunteer Engagement Attn: Mask Donation Section 1 Children’s Way, Slot 108 Little Rock, AR 72202

Through 12/31/20

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National Service Opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA: Evaluator of Johnson County Educational Initiatives

ATU's AmeriCorps VISTA program will be housed in its Center for Community Engagement and Academic Outreach (CEAO). The goal of the program is to assist CEAO with the development of community partner relationships, while preparing youth in five surrounding counties for college before they even arrive. In particular, VISTAs will be assigned a surrounding county and will assist with the identifying and evaluation of existing programs in k-12 schools in that county that are aimed at encouraging college success. The position will involve travel, collecting of information about identified education programs via interviews and surveys, and conducting and evaluation analysis of the programs identified. The focus of the first year of this program is the development of these relationships with these school and the identification of the programs.

Russellville, AR

Through 7/8/20

AmeriCorps VISTA: Evaluator of Franklin and Logan Counties Educational Initiativ

ATU's AmeriCorps VISTA program will be housed in its Center for Community Engagement and Academic Outreach (CEAO). The goal of the program is to assist CEAO with the development of community partner relationships, while preparing youth in five surrounding counties for college before they even arrive. In particular, VISTAs will be assigned a surrounding county and will assist with the identifying and evaluation of existing programs in k-12 schools in that county that are aimed at encouraging college success. The position will involve travel, collecting of information about identified education programs via interviews and surveys, and conducting and evaluation analysis of the programs identified. The focus of the first year of this program is the development of these relationships with these school and the identification of the programs.

Russellville, AR

Through 7/8/20

AmeriCorps VISTA: Evaluator of Pope County Educational Initiatives

ATU's AmeriCorps VISTA program will be housed in its Center for Community Engagement and Academic Outreach (CEAO). The goal of the program is to assist CEAO with the development of community partner relationships, while preparing youth in five surrounding counties for college before they even arrive. In particular, VISTAs will be assigned a surrounding county and will assist with the identifying and evaluation of existing programs in k-12 schools in that county that are aimed at encouraging college success. The position will involve travel, collecting of information about identified education programs via interviews and surveys, and conducting and evaluation analysis of the programs identified. The focus of the first year of this program is the development of these relationships with these school and the identification of the programs.

Russellville, AR

Through 7/8/20

AmeriCorps VISTA: Coordinator of Community Relations

ATU's AmeriCorps VISTA program will be housed in its Center for Community Engagement and Academic Outreach (CEAO). The goal of the program is to assist CEAO with the development of community partner relationships, while preparing youth in five surrounding counties for college before they even arrive. In particular, this Coordinator of Community Relations VISTA will be assisting the CEAO director, Julie Mikles-Schluterman. This VISTA will assist with day to day organization of and development of AmeriCorps VISTA program. They will organize and coordinate weekly reports and bi-weekly meetings with other VISTAs, will identify non-profits and programs who are potential community partners, establish these relationships and develop a plan of action.

Russellville, AR

Through 7/8/20

AmeriCorps VISTA: Evaluator of Yell County Educational Initiatives

ATU's AmeriCorps VISTA program will be housed in its Center for Community Engagement and Academic Outreach (CEAO). The goal of the program is to assist CEAO with the development of community partner relationships, while preparing youth in five surrounding counties for college before they even arrive. In particular, VISTAs will be assigned a surrounding county and will assist with the identifying and evaluation of existing programs in k-12 schools in that county that are aimed at encouraging college success. The position will involve travel, collecting of information about identified education programs via interviews and surveys, and conducting and evaluation analysis of the programs identified. The focus of the first year of this program is the development of these relationships with these school and the identification of the programs.

Russellville, AR

Through 7/8/20

Get Arkansas connected. Get the 211.

Real People. Real Needs. Real Connections. Join United Way and an elite team of AmeriCorps members helping people in need connect to local resources through the statewide expansion of Arkansas 211. As a high profile project, Arkansas 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that links individuals to essential health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Last year, 211 systems across the country made over 12.8 million connections for assistance. As an AmeriCorps Member, you will be joining 80,000 Americans of all ages engaging in a year of meaningful service. Joining this AmeriCorps team will challenge you to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, to and be part of the solution. Your mission for this service year, should you choose to accept it, has three objectives: Identify Arkansas social service resources and populate the 211 resource database with this information. Train local nonprofit and service providers to use the 211 system. Implement a 211 public awareness campaign. Details of this Opportunity Term of Service: May 4, 2020 – August 23, 2020 Location: Members will be based in Fort Smith, AR or Lowell, AR 450 Hour Service Position 28 Hours of Service per Week Living Allowance $4,500.00 for the Full Term paid monthly Education Award $1,612.43 Applicants must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, have a passion for service, and a willingness to learn. Do you have what it takes? Apply online: Go to MyAmeriCorps.gov →Create an account→Apply for job posting. Due to the high volume of resumes received, only those applicants selected for an interview may be contacted. All member position are contingent on the results of an FBI Background Check, Arkansas Criminal History Check, National Sex Offender Registry Check, and other checks as applicable. Visit our website at www.unitedwaynwa.org for more information about our programs and services. UWNWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fort Smith, AR

Through 8/21/20

Fight Illiteracy: Join AmeriCorps

Make a difference by volunteering to help fight illiteracy. An AmeriCorps service positon is available with the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project through the Arkansas Reads Program. You are welcome to apply if you are 18 years of age or older and have at least a high school diploma or GED. We welcome all types of professional backgrounds to apply. No experience is necessary, though prior volunteer and work experience will be taken into account. A living allowance of $198 before taxes will be paid twice per month and an educational award of $2,321 is available after one year of complete service. 675 hour, one year commitment required (average of 13 hours per week). Applicants from Fulton, Sharp, Izard, Stone, Independence, and Jackson Counties will be considered. Must be committed, reliable, personable, and teachable.

Batesville, AR

Through 9/30/20

Child Development AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6-month) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Natalie Baber, Child Care Manager; natalie@ourhouseshelter.org 501-374-7383, ext. 208 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve at Our House’s child development center, called Little Learners which serves 65 children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. The Child Development Member will serve in two of four classrooms (Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 or PreK3 and PreK 4-5) that are led by a lead Teacher. The Child Development Member will serve with the teacher to help plan and implement activities for the children, ensure the safety of all children in the program, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the children helping them to meet their developmental goals and milestones. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 75 children in Little Learners; help at least 50 children ages 1-5 meet the developmental milestones on the developmental assessments. Essential Functions of Position: Provide hands-on support to children in the Little Learners Child Development Center to help them meet developmental goals and milestones Assist in the implementation of pre-kindergarten enrichment activities and programming Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events Design and implement health and wellness, arts, and STEM enrichment activities for Little Learners Assist in the collection of performance measurement data to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Little Learners children, i.e. Family Fun Night Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House National Service meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; Child development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 1-5. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR Naptime Academy Conscious Discipline AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext 137

Little Rock, AR

Through 8/31/20

Social Enterprise VISTA

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Resale Store Manager, the Social Enterprise VISTA will: Assess the needs of the From Our House to Yours Resale Store Monitor and maintain store inventory that can be used to fulfill donation requests Ensure that the Our House Resale Store locations have the necessary documents and materials to properly track and processes the intake of donations Monitor the effectiveness of Donation Center processes and systems and work with job trainees, staff, and volunteers to streamline and improve the processes and systems Conduct outreach (in-person, by phone and online) to recruit committed, long-term volunteers and short-term, project volunteers Coordinate and supervise volunteers and volunteer projects Develop a volunteer program that is specific to the store but that also integrates volunteers into the broader Our House organization Compensation: This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award or a $1,800 cash stipend at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications: All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours) for a one-year term. To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Desiray Ward, VISTA Leader at vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. Include the words “Social Enterprise VISTA” in the subject line. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 10/28/20

Development VISTA

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Development Coordinator, the Development VISTA will: Coordinate two large annual Our House fundraising events plus any outside fundraising events Serve as point person for event committees Recruit volunteers for various Our House fundraising activities Solicit and track in-kind donations and volunteers for events Coordinate prompt thanking of event donors and volunteers, including thank-you letters, cards, and other communications Assist with other development activities including maintaining donor contact information, analyzing donor information, developing reports, preparing mailings, conducting research, requesting donations, thanking donors, and more Compensation: This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of $12,456 over the course of one year, plus a $6,095 education award or a $1,800 cash stipend at the end of a successful one-year term of service. Health insurance is not available, but some health coverage to help with the cost of copays and other medical expenses is available to VISTAs. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal employment are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications: All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for a one-year term starting October 28, 2019 To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 10/28/20

Family Stability VISTA

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Lead CAFSI Case Manager, the Family Stability VISTA will: Stay informed about existing resources for near-homeless families and communicate these resources to case managers and clients Identify CAFSI client needs and develop programs/strategies for meeting those needs. Current needs include: furniture, rental/utility assistance, diapers, and food Manage existing CAFSI partnerships, including relationships with Two Men and a Truck, Potluck Food Rescue, local landlords, area schools, and Utility Assistance Partners Support the broader Our House Career Center team by participating in one or more committees Ensure smooth internal operations by maintaining a calendar of food pantries, the van booking management system, and resources for Financial Empowerment courses Engage the community to source resources and services for clients as needed Grow the existing network of utility assistance partners Formalize partnerships and track partner contributions Assist with the planning of events, classes, workshops, and activities that promote the physical, financial, and emotional health of all clients Review, evaluate, and revise existing programs, materials, and methods with the case management team Track and input data on client attendance and activities Develop a strategy for maintaining engagement with Senior Members Compensation: This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award or a $1,800 cash stipend at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications: All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting October 28, 2019 To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 10/28/20

Operations Analyst VISTA

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Operations Analyst VISTA will: Manage and execute projects independently from conceptualization to implementation Build sustainability into projects by finding funding sources such as new grants, training staff as necessary, and ensuring commitment of stakeholders Create systems and methods to evaluate the success and efficacy of completed projects Assist in the creation and implementation of internal, operations related policies and procedures Assess for new technology, support, organization, and structure within the department to enable efficient, streamlined work practices. Research potential solutions, create proposals, and coordinate implementation of solutions to identified needs Establish a roadmap for campus technology needs with consideration for the organization’s growth and expansion Assess other needs and concerns of an expanding campus and organization, such as office space, storage, campus traffic, and parking Work in coordination with the Director of Operations to create and implement solutions Identify department costs that could be reduced. Research ways of reducing those costs, such as finding new partnerships, vendors, or equipment, then implement cost reduction changes Compensation: This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award or a $1,800 cash stipend at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications: All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Our House, Inc. · P.O. Box 34155, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203 · 501-374-7383 · www.ourhouseshelter.org Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will be focused and goal-oriented, who is a reliable member of the Operations team Strong analytical skills. Able to critically examine existing practices, assess unrecognized needs, and recommend efficiencies Strong ability to learn and adapt, including ability to develop new skills and knowledge to complete projects Strong written and verbal communication skills Background in Economics, Management Information Systems, or similar preferred Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting October 24, 2019 To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. Apply as soon as possible to begin in late Summer. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 10/28/20

Youth Program AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Youth Program AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6 months) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Desirae Holmes, Youth Program Manager desirae@ourhouseshelter.org 501-374-7383, ext. 289 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Youth Programs AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves 90 school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will help to plan and implement enrichment activities for the youth, ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 125 school-aged children in Our Club and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position: Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2 nd grade, 3rd -5 th grade, 6-12th grade Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2 nd grade, 3rd -5 th grade, 6-12th grade Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events Develop and implement programming in one of our five programming areas: STEM, Arts, Cultural Enrichment, Health/Physical Fitness, and Life Skills Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Our Club children, i.e. Family Fun Night Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math Assist in the collection of performance measurement data (report cards and test scores) to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with schoolage youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 5-17. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR Naptime Academy Conscious Discipline AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Amanda Dolan, National Service Coordinator, 501-374-7383 ext. 219

Little Rock, AR

Through 8/31/20

Employment Coach AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6 months) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Malika Rowan, Employment and Training Coordinator, 302 E. Roosevelt Rd. Little Rock, AR 72206, 501-374-7383 ext 166 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve in Our House’s Career Center, which works with over 600 adults each year through employment and training services, adult education, and life skills instruction. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve to expand our employment services by interacting directly with unemployed and underemployed individuals with barriers to employment, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to find jobs, succeed in jobs, move up the job ladder, and achieve long-term personal and family goals. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House's AmeriCorps project, including: provide hands-on support to 1,000 Career Center clients to help them meet their professional and personal goals; and successfully connect 450 unemployed and underemployed individuals with jobs. Essential Functions of Position: Create and implement programming that builds job search skills and promotes rapid employment and career success through ongoing guidance, coaching, and self-esteem building Coach clients one-on-one through the job search process, including creating an email account, building a resume, navigating internet searches, applying for jobs, and practice job interviews Work with Career Center team and job seekers to identify and resolve individual job barriers by following an individualized work plan Connect job seekers with services that increase job opportunities and workforce readiness, such as Career Center classes and the professional clothing closet Help to identify employment opportunities for clients of the Career Center Communicate and coordinate within the team and across programs to efficiently provide participants with quality programming and services Collect and maintain record of participants’ proof of employment, wages, job status changes and other related data as outlined by Career Center Manager Use the client database to accurately track, record, and report in a timely manner on the number of adults receiving job placement and career coaching services Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: : The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with adults, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for all Our House clients. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Amanda Dolan, National Service Coordinator, 501-374-7383 ext. 219

Little Rock, AR

Through 8/31/20

Child Development AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours, 6 months) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Site Supervisor/Title: Natalie Baber, Child Care Manager, natalie@ourhouseshelter.org, 501-374-7383 ext. 208 Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve at Our House’s child development center, called Little Learners which serves 65 children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. The Child Development Member will serve in two of four classrooms (Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 or PreK3 and PreK 4-5) that are led by a lead Teacher. The Child Development Member will serve with the teacher to help plan and implement activities for the children, ensure the safety of all children in the program, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the children helping them to meet their developmental goals and milestones. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 75 children in Little Learners; help at least 50 children ages 1-5 meet the developmental milestones on the developmental assessments. Essential Functions of Position: Provide hands-on support to children in the Little Learners Child Development Center to help them meet developmental goals and milestones Assist in the implementation of pre-kindergarten enrichment activities and programming. Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events Design and implement health and wellness, arts, and STEM enrichment activities for Little Learners Assist in the collection of performance measurement data to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Little Learners children, i.e. Family Fun Night. Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: : The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 1-5.. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning March 3, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR Naptime Academy Conscious Discipline AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Amanda Dolan, National Service Coordinator, 501-374-7383 ext. 219

Little Rock, AR

Through 8/31/20

Family Stability VISTA

Organization: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,700 clients annually. Our House’s mission is to empower homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House provides working homeless and near-homeless individuals and families with shelter, housing, job training, education, children’s programs, and more to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community, and their own families. Responsibilities Reporting to the Lead CAFSI Case Manager, the Family Stability VISTA will: Stay informed about existing resources for near-homeless families and communicate these resources to case managers and clients Identify CAFSI client needs and develop programs/strategies for meeting those needs. Current needs include: furniture, rental/utility assistance, diapers, and food Manage existing CAFSI partnerships, including relationships with Two Men and a Truck, Potluck Food Rescue, local landlords, area schools, and Utility Assistance Partners Support the broader Our House Career Center team by participating in one or more committees Ensure smooth internal operations by maintaining a calendar of food pantries, the van booking management system, and resources for Financial Empowerment courses Engage the community to source resources and services for clients as needed Grow the existing network of utility assistance partners Formalize partnerships and track partner contributions Assist with the planning of events, classes, workshops, and activities that promote the physical, financial, and emotional health of all clients Review, evaluate, and revise existing programs, materials, and methods with the case management team Track and input data on client attendance and activities Develop a strategy for maintaining engagement with Senior Members. Compensation This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting March 16, 2020 To Apply Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. This position must be filled by February 21st. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1st. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 3/15/21

Volunteer Relations VISTA

Organization: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,700 clients annually. Our House’s mission is to empower homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House provides working homeless and near-homeless individuals and families with shelter, housing, job training, education, children’s programs, and more to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community, and their own families. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Volunteer Coordinator, the Volunteer Relations VISTA will: Conceptualize, design, and implement volunteer recruitment, screening, and placement materials, policies, procedures, and tracking systems and train staff on these systems Create volunteer position descriptions and training plans; oversee volunteer placement and coordination of projects; guide volunteers to appropriate Our House programs and projects. Coordinate with a team of VISTAs to plan and present bi-weekly volunteer orientation Maintain our service learning program to educate and engage volunteers in a sustainable way Work toward positive retention of long-term volunteers while attracting new ones Serve as a point person for general volunteer inquiries Serve as a central collection point for volunteer documentation Create reports based on data collected related to volunteers and hours served and recruit volunteer mentors and advocates. Compensation This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting March 16, 2020 To Apply Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. This position must be filled by February 21st. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1st. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 3/15/21

Development VISTA

Organization: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,700 clients annually. Our House’s mission is to empower homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House provides working homeless and near-homeless individuals and families with shelter, housing, job training, education, children’s programs, and more to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community, and their own families. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Development Coordinator, the Development VISTA will: Coordinate two large annual Our House fundraising events plus any outside fundraising events Serve as point person for event committees Recruit volunteers for various Our House fundraising activities Solicit and track in-kind donations and volunteers for events Coordinate prompt thanking of event donors and volunteers, including thank-you letters, cards, and other communications Assist with other development activities including maintaining donor contact information, analyzing donor information, developing reports, preparing mailings, conducting research, requesting donations, thanking donors, and more Compensation This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting March 16, 2020 To Apply Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. This position must be filled by February 21st. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1st. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 3/15/21

Social Enterprise VISTA

Organization: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,700 clients annually. Our House’s mission is to empower homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House provides working homeless and near-homeless individuals and families with shelter, housing, job training, education, children’s programs, and more to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community, and their own families. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Resale Store Manager, the Social Enterprise VISTA will: Assess the volunteer needs of the From Our House to Yours Resale Store Conduct outreach (in-person, by phone and online) to recruit committed, long-term volunteers and short-term, project volunteers Coordinate and supervise the volunteer projects Develop a volunteer program that is specific to the store but that also integrates volunteers into the broader Our House organization Check and stay aware of store inventory that can be used to fulfill donation request Ensure that the Our House Resale Store locations have the necessary documents and materials to properly track and processes the intake of donations Monitor the effectiveness of Donation Center processes and systems and work with job trainees, staff, and volunteers to streamline and improve the processes and systems Compensation This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $12,456 over the course of one year plus a $6,095 Segal Education Award at the completion of a successful year of service. Health insurance is not available but some additional health benefits are available to VISTAs to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. Life insurance and 1 year of non-competitive eligibility are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Our House. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications All year-round VISTAs will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. The ideal candidate will embrace Our House’s Guiding Principles of Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Strong people skills. Able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion At least 18 years of age Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must have a valid driver’s license A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (40 hours a week) for one-year starting March 16, 2020 To Apply Send a resume and cover letter to vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org. In the subject line, include the title of the position or “Year-Round VISTAs at Our House” if applying to more than one. There are two more steps to the application process after we receive your resume. This position must be filled by February 21st. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1st. Our House is a drug-free workplace.

Little Rock, AR

Through 3/15/21

Pulaski County COVID-19 Meal Program AmeriCorps Members

About the Clinton Foundation Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world. As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Overview Americorps Member – Pulaski County COVID-19 Meal Program The Clinton Foundation, World Central Kitchen, the City of Little Rock, local school districts, and other organizations began the Pulaski County COVID-19 Meal Program (“PCCMP”) in March 2020 to provide meals to students in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose schools had closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The program has since been expanded to serve other vulnerable individuals in Pulaski County experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals for the PCCPM are prepared, packaged, and sorted for delivery at the Clinton Presidential Center (“CPC”) in Little Rock, Arkansas by volunteers and CPC staff before being distributed through a network of food trucks, meal distribution partners, and volunteers. PCCPM partners have implemented strict health and safety protocols at CPC for all staff and volunteers to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Program Benefits: Living allowance and education award upon completion of 300 hours of service. Program Start/End Dates: June 15, 2020 through August 14, 2020 Application Deadline: June 1, 2020 Program Location: Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201 The AmeriCorps project is in partnership with Our House. Responsibilities Americorps Members will: • Help coordinate PCCMP volunteers and staff: 1. Ensure all volunteers and staff who enter CPC follow all health and safety procedures, fill out required forms, sign in, and are directed to the appropriate workspace. 2. Support volunteer managers in assigning and directing volunteers to their tasks during each shift. • Support PCCMP meal preparation activities: 1. Serve as food assembly line leader, organizing the packing and packaging of meals. • Coordinate and support PCCMP logistics: 1. Support distribution logistics manager with weekly and daily organization and preparation. 2. Organize bins with meals (“meal distribution bins”) prior to load out. 3. Transport meal distribution bins from CPC premises to trucks and load meal distribution bins onto trucks. 4. Ensure food truck operators and meal distribution partners complete all required health and safety forms and procedures. 5. Assist food trucks operators and meal distribution partners during distribution times. 6. Assist with collecting and cleaning returned meal distribution bins. • Assist with front of house duties: 1. Perform data entry, as needed and requested. 2. Clean and sanitize admissions desk and high-touch surfaces throughout CPC. Qualifications • High school diploma or GED required • Member must have a positive attitude and work well in a team environment • Member should respect health and safety protocols; be willing to take direction; and willing to identify solutions to problems in a collaborative way. Physical and Other Requirements • Service will be performed primarily indoors with some outdoor work. Some lifting of 30 pounds or less may be required. • Please be advised that pursuant to the Arkansas Department of Health Directive Regarding Large Indoor Venues, effective May 18, 2020, individuals should not enter large indoor venues if (a) they have fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell; or (b) they have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Please be further advised that the Arkansas Department of Health advises individuals to refrain from entering large indoor venues if they are (a) 65 years of age or older; or (b) have underlying health conditions including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, or weakened immunity. You can review all current directives from the Arkansas Department of Health relating to COVID-19 here: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. Apply for this job online Refer this job to a friend Share on your newsfeed

Little Rock, AR

Through 8/14/20

UCA VISTA Positions in Conway, Lonoke, and Hot Spring County

UCA Outreach & Community Engagement is recruiting six AmeriCorps VISTA members to support capacity building in communities, at nonprofits, and at UCA in initiatives related to the alleviation of poverty. VISTA is a national program that engages Americans in service to their communities and builds their skills in fundraising, grant writing, volunteer management, and program development. We appreciate your help spreading the word to recent or upcoming graduates! A VISTA position pays a $12,490 annual stipend and a $6,000 education award (for future education expenses or to pay back student loans). The program also provides alumni with preferential status when applying for other federal employment opportunities, and looks incredible on a resume. VISTAs will be able to start in May, June, or July depending on how soon they are selected and national VISTA policies, and serve for 12 months. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The link to learn more about each VISTA position and apply are at uca.edu/americorps.

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    Nominate a VolunteerAR Spotlight!

    Would you like to recognize an outstanding volunteer or group? Do you know of a community organization making an impact ? VolunteerAR spotlights a new volunteer and organization every month. Click below to learn about our recognition programs and download a nomination form.

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  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Volunteer Spotlight

    Donyale Cardenas

    Donayle Cardenas, founder of the Texarkana Music Teachers Association (TMTA) and the Celest Music Project, is a concert pianist who volunteers teaching music to kids. 

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