Wednesday, January 17, 2007

NCNCS Announces VISTA Recruitment

Fallon, Nev. — The Nevada Commission for National and Community Service (NCNCS) announced its search for two AmeriCorps VISTA applicants who will help promote volunteerism and service-learning in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area.

One VISTA will be placed with the University of Nevada, Reno in support of the Building a Healthy Nevada initiative and the other will serve with the United Way of Northern Nevada to support the new 211 Get Help, Give Help initiative.

The University of Nevada, Reno College of Health and Human Sciences will work with the selected AmeriCorpsVISTA to develop relationships between faculty and local agencies and organizations. These partnerships will provide a setting for students to engage in service-learning that supports work to improve the conditions of low-income families in the local area.

The United Way of Northern Nevada AmeriCorps VISTA will support their new 211 initiative, which is a phone system that allows people across the state to “Get Help, Give Help.” The VISTA will be an integral member of the planning team to design and implement this new service. In addition the VISTA will work with local corporate volunteer programs to support and expand their volunteer efforts and capacity and help in disaster preparedness training and management.

For more information, visit NCNCS.

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