AmeriCorps VISTA @ Meadow River Valley Community Center
West Virginia Community Development Hub, Inc.
About the organization
At the West Virginia Community Development Hub, we believe every community has the tools to develop economic opportunities and jobs; optimal health conditions; attractive and inspiring community environments; bright futures for young people, and citizens who believe they deserve these things and are prepared to work together to get them.
Since 2009, The Hub, has worked in dozens of communities to coach community members through a process that helps them identify leaders and assets; develop plans and set goals; and connect with a wide network of resources to meet those goals. The Hub’s work in communities has contributed to revitalizing communities such as Buckhannon, Thomas, Shinnston, Grafton, Matewan and others. The Hub has been instrumental in helping to create initiatives that address community opportunities and challenges such as developing local food systems, enhancing community sustainability, securing funding for community facilities, restoring historic downtowns, and more.
The Meadow River Valley Community Center project provides community development programs to residents (individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, businesses, and organizations) of the Meadow River Valley, which spans parts of Greenbrier and Pocahontas County, WV. The VISTA will help build the capacity of the center, located in Rupert, WV, by researching funding, identifying and involving stakeholders, developing a volunteer program, developing materials, and leading outreach. The VISTA’s efforts will move people out of poverty by creating a means for MRVA to provide crucial services, including child care, job opportunities, healthcare access, and expanded emergency services to a community devastated by the 2016 floods.
Grant writing and fundraising, public speaking, volunteer management experience are a plus. Ability to serve remotely until it is safe to be in community again, and then access to reliable transportation upon entry to community.
Contact email: [email protected]
Preferential consideration given to returned or evacuated PC alums
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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