CASA of Iowa is proud to announce that we are expanding our AmeriCorps VISTA program this year! We are looking for three dedicated individuals to serve as CASA Volunteer Recruitment Specialists to serve communities across Iowa starting in June of this year (2017).
The CASA Volunteer Recruitment Specialist VISTA member will serve in Ottumwa, Storm Lake, or Fort Dodge, Iowa and will work with the local Iowa Child Advocacy Board local coordinator to improve rural recruitment. The member will identify local barriers to rural recruitment; review and refine identified policies and procedures for the recruitment and screening for volunteers; train staff members on revised volunteer policies, procedures and materials; develop a rural recruitment toolkit based on best practices. The member will work on one of the following projects: developing and implementing a rural coach model, developing and implementing the Service Enterprise Initiative, or developing and implementing social media strategies and practices for increasing program awareness and volunteer recruitment for rural areas. The VISTA member will develop recognition and celebration options and prepare quarterly progress reports.
For their service, AmeriCorps members receive:
- A modest living allowance
- Professional development training
- Deferred payments for student loans
- End of Service Award: Segal Education Award ($5,815) or a cash stipend ($1,500).
- Plus Health Care, Child Care, & more!
For more information, and to apply for the program, click here.