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In-Kind Donations VISTA

client services square Position Description

The In-Kind Donations VISTA is responsible for implementing and managing the in-kind donations process, keeping an inventory of basic and reoccurring needs, and establishing an efficient system to track in-kind donations and distribute tax receipts.  Additionally, the In-Kind Donations VISTA will set up a systematic process to thank donors and maintain contact and relations with donors, establish partnerships and encourage commitment of repeat donations while maintaining an updated campus-wide wish list of items.  The In-Kind Donations VISTA will also organize and coordinate specialty programs and events such as holiday giving, manage the receiving and distributing process for in-kind items, coordinate a system to receive, store, and transport in-kind donations to My Favorite Thrift Store.

 

VISTA bigWhat is AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national community service program with the aim of expanding and strengthening the administrative, organizational, and financial capacity of anti-poverty organizations.  VISTA Members commit to one year of full-time service, for which they receive a modest living stipend.  At the conclusion of a successful term of service, VISTA Members are eligible for either a Segal Education Award or a cash payment.

Candidates must be passionate about serving the homeless in Central Arkansas.  Other requirements include a college degree and the ability to commit to one year of service (August 12th 2014 to August 15th 2015) at Our House with no outside employment.

To learn more about giving a year of service, please visit our AmeriCorps page.

 

How to Apply

There is a two-step application process:

  1. Send a cover letter and resume to Joy Ritchey at joy@ourhouseshelter.org. Put the position you are interested in as the subject line.
  2. Go to the AmeriCorps Portal, create an account and apply for the position online. If you need assistance with your online application, contact Joy Ritchey.

 

Helpful Links

The Our House AmeriCorps Page
Life in Little Rock
Corporation for National & Community Service Page
My AmeriCorps Portal

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