Trees Matter HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Member

HandsOn Greater Phoenix

About the organization

"We are HandsOn Greater Phoenix's AmeriCorps VISTA program. All of our VISTA positions are for one year here in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. VISTA's who move over 50 miles qualify for a relocation allowance as well as a settling in allowance. All of our VISTA's receive a modest taxable living allowance of about $1,000/month (before taxes), federal loans qualify for forbearance. After the completion of one's year of service, they also qualify for an educational award valued at about $6,000, which can be used towards federal loans, or further education. To find out more about our benefits, please follow the following link :https://www.vistacampus.gov/member-benefits"

The deadline to apply is ( May 21 )

Duties

Serve with Trees Matter as a part of the HandsOn VISTA Team!

Improve educational outcomes and disaster preparedness in Phoenix by joining Trees Matter to get more trees into schools while teaching staff and students the importance of trees and caring for them! The successful applicant will build resources and curriculum for the Trees for Schools Academic Program, including figuring our appropriate teaching resources to incorporate trees into STEM, art, and physical education settings. You will work with schools and other stake holders to pilot programming, gather data, and strengthen support. You will also lead in the planning of 2-7 school plantings for the year. Published research has shown that students simply having a view of a tree from their classroom measurably improves knowledge retention and resiliency. Join Trees Matter to tackle both education and environmental challenges at the same time.

Qualifications

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age

Must be able to pass a Federal Background check

Must be able to work in the United States

Preferred qualities :

A passionate interest for service and volunteerism

The ability to pursue and dynamically engage people from all walks of life

A creative mind that will work with partners to help eradicate poverty

Salary

12,000 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

"Please contact HandsOn Greater Phoenix VISTA Leader Adriana with any questions or concerns : [email protected] / 623-223-9252

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