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Addison Central Teens

 

PO Box 1115

Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.349.1790

Website: www.middteens.org

Supervisor: Cicilia Robison

Email: cicilia@middteens.org

ACT (Addison Central Teens) provides a Teen Center and after-school alternatives that are welcoming, safe and fun for all teenagers in the community. Teens have a place to hang out as well as opportunities to plan and participate in activities, special events and community service at the Teen Center and throughout the community.

We provide short-term programming, one-time events, and summer camps to support our mission of providing welcoming, safe and fun alternatives for teens in Addison County. Our programming includes daily drop-in hours, short-term workshops and one-time events, and summer programming. We have recently revitalized our Community Leadership Group to create opportunities for teens to plan and participate in activities, special events, and community service.

The Youth Health and Success AmeriCorps member acts as a mentor and role model for the youth of Addison County. With a focus on unconditional positive regard, healthy choices, and service learning, the Youth Health and Success AmeriCorps promotes knowledge about healthy lifestyle choices and helps youth develop healthy, long-term habits and attitudes. Programs include activities that promote healthy futures through physical activity, education, and meals; community-based activities such and service-learning projects and Community Conversations; and coordination of after-school programming. To support initiatives, members build capacity by recruiting and managing volunteers, fostering relationships in the community, and conducting community outreach and public relations.

 

ALL-4-ONE

Big Heavy World

4 HowardStreet, #A-8

Burlington, VT 05401

Telephone: 802.865.1140

Email: jim@bigheavyworld.com

Website: www.bigheavyworld.org  

Supervisor: Jim Lockridge 

Located in Burlington, VT, Big Heavy World was established to preserve the historical record of music originating in Vermont, create economic opportunity for Vermont's musicians and the industries vital to them, develop community among Vermont musicians and their patrons; and accomplish this mission in a substance-free environment that empowers and educates youth.

The Big Heavy World Youth Engagement AmeriCorps member: (1) recruits, trains, and manages young adult volunteers—mentoring their participation in public outreach and the programming and management of a community radio station; (2) supervises drop-in hours for young adults (out-of-school-time and youth radio programs): (3) communicates about our community-building and other initiatives to educators, civic leaders, and the public; (4) introduces unskilled young adults to a wide variety of broadcast, media, business, engineering, archival, and music industry tasks; (5) develops a new initiative which introduces teen girls to community broadcasting skills; and (6) seeks non-federal in-kind and grant support to increases capacity for outreach to the public and member-led initiatives.  Send resume and cover letter.  Occasional participation in conferences or summits with transportation provided.  Monthly travel to Montpelier, either by bus or personal vehicle.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER VERGENNES

20 Armory Lane

Vergennes, VT 05491

Phone: 802.870.7199

E-Mail: jill@bgcvergennes.org

Website: www.bgcvergennes.org

Supervisor: Jill Strube

Springfield School District

13 Fairground Road 

Springfield, VT  051256

Phone: 802.885.2531

E-mail: tstagner@ssdvt.org

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/all4onespringfield/

Supervisor: Tami Stagner

The mission of the B&G Club of Vergennes is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. The VYDC member at the Club will support program development and provide support to direct service programs. The member will also conduct community service outreach and assist the teen steering committee. More activities TBA.

 
 

All-4-One at Riverside Middle School and Springfield High School is a before, afterschool, and summer program for students in grades K-12 with a variety of social, physical, enrichment, and academic activities available on a daily basis. All-4-One also facilitates homework support, teacher help nights, and daily enrichment and academic clubs for students. In the summer, students attend a full day or half day program featuring activities that gets them moving inside and outside. Our new SPACE (Teen Center) will open in June at a downtown location housing afterschool opportunities for 7th-12th graders. The AmeriCorps member focuses on supporting SPACE programs and ensuring their success.

The VYDC-All-4-One SPACE AmeriCorps helps create programs, services, and activities that prepare youth for success. The member—(1) provides guidance and role modeling to youth; (2) plans, organizes and implements a range of programs, services, and activities for youth and visitors; (3) tracks improvement and evaluation of programs; (4) maintains public relations and promotes the center; (5) keeps in contact with middle and high school students and staff to assure youth needs are being met; (6) recruits, trains, and manages volunteers; and (7) collaborates with parents, civic groups, and social agencies within the community.

 
 

THE DREAM PROGRAM, INC.

CAMP DREAM - SUMMER ONLY 

P.O. Box 361

Winooski, VT 05404

Phone: 802.338.8979 Email:mfoote@dreamprogram.org

Website: www.dreamprogram.org

Supervisor: Mike Foote

The DREAM Program, Inc. is a Vermont-based mentoring organization that pairs college students with children living in

low-income housing communities in long-lasting, positive mentoring relationships. The mission of the program is to build communities of families and college students that empower children from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams.  We achieve our mission by mixing best practices of one on-one mentoring, group mentoring, and community development with weekly visits to college campuses, adventure trips, and free summer and winter residential camping experiences at Camp DREAM.  

 

VYDC members will have a large, immediate impact on the youth who attend Camp DREAM this summer. Members will serve both directly and indirectly with youth between the ages of 8-18 to help them build their own communities and achieve greater

self-confidence, all through challenging, engaging, and fun activities.   

THE COLLABORATIVE

P.O. Box 32

South Londonderry, VT 05155-0032

Phone: 802-824-4200

E-Mail: taylor@thecollaborative.us

Website: http://thecollaborative.us/

Supervisor: Taylor Curtis

Nestled in the mountains of Southern Vermont, The Collaborative promotes the development of a healthy, involved community supporting substance-free youth in a caring environment. The Collaborative provides essential programs for middle and high school youth, such as the Refuse to Use ski and ride program, an incentive-based prevention program serving 300+ youth; Student Empowerment Groups, middle and high school youth who meet weekly to develop leadership skills such as advocating for policy change and being role models for healthy behavior.  The Collaborative also provides services to grade school youth, such as afterschool programs offering homework help, arts activities, and physical movement; a summer day camp focusing on recreation and experiential learning; a community garden teaching youth and families about nutrition and providing them with healthy, low-cost produce; and a mentoring program pairing youth in need with a caring adult.

 

The VYDC members promotes our mission through activities designed to help youth succeed in school and develop healthy habits. The members create and lead nutrition, gardening, physical activity, and leadership programs; facilitate civic engagement discussions, oversee a substance-free drop-in program for middle school students; plan and lead creative programs before and afterschool programs and summer camps for elementary students that disguise learning in fun, interactive, and effective activities; and build collaborations within the community to ensure support of the meaningful work of The Collaborative. All of these activities led by the members will ensure that youth build the knowledge and skills to succeed.

THE DREAM PROGRAM, INC.

COMMUNITY BASED - SUMMER ONLY 

ESSEX TEEN CENTER/ESSEX CHIPS

Lincoln Hall, 2 Lincoln St.

Essex Junction, VT 05452

Phone: 802.878.6982

E-Mail: justin@essexchips.org

Website: http://essexchips.org/

Supervisors: Justin Hoy

P.O. Box 361

Winooski, VT 05404

Phone: 802.338.8979

Email: mfoote@dreamprogram.org

slyford@dreamprogram.org

Website: www.dreamprogram.org

Supervisor: Mike Foote, Shannon Lyford

The DREAM Program, Inc. is a Vermont-based mentoring organization that pairs college students with children living in low-income housing communities in long-lasting, positive mentoring relationships. The mission of the program is to build communities of families and college students that empower children from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams.  This mission is achieved by mixing best practices of one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring, and community development with weekly visits to college campuses, adventure trips, and free summer and winter residential camping experiences at Camp DREAM.

The DREAM Summer Evaluations Coordinator and DREAM Summer Communication Coordinators help build the capacity of The DREAM program. The Evaluation Coordinator creates and counts surveys of DREAM’s existing programs and assesses current community needs through targeted community outreach. The Communication Coordinator creates a comprehensive communications plan for DREAM to engage current, past, and future beneficiaries and supporters through traditional and social media. The sky’s the limit, and a big goal is for the Members to help youth dream BIG this summer!

 

The In-Sight Photography Project

Essex CHIPS (Community Health Initiatives and Programs for Students) is a nonprofit community coalition of youth and adults that, since 1986, has worked to support and empower youth and improve community well-being in Essex, Essex Junction and Westford, Vermont. In collaboration with partner agencies, CHIPS works to identify and respond to the most current issues local youth are facing, providing equitable access to all programs and striving toward our mission of “uniting the community in an environment where people are empowered to make healthy choices through youth-adult partnerships, youth leadership, and civic engagement.”

 

Our award-winning initiatives include: 1) the vibrant Essex Teen Center after school program; 2) FriendCHIPS school-based youth mentoring; 3) the Healthy Youth Coalition, a group of community partners who meet monthly to plan activities that promote youth well-being; 4) CHIP In! community service projects for youth, and 5) Essex Above the Influence, a student-led group promoting positive behaviors to their peers. 

 

Essex CHIPS is seeking three AmeriCorps State members to join our dynamic, fun, and dedicated team of staff and volunteers. The members will play a significant role in supporting our youth programming by planning and leading activities for the afterschool program; recruiting, training, and supporting program volunteers; and creating regular opportunities for youth leadership and community service. The members will work closely with youth, volunteers, and other staff to ensure they contribute to and benefit from the positive culture of CHIPS programming, with a focus on promoting healthy decision-making, inclusiveness, and building quality relationships

183 Main Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Telephone: 802.251.9960

Email:  victoria@insight-photography.org

Website: http://www.insightphotography.org 

Supervisor: Victoria Heisler

 

In-Sight’s mission is to empower youth through the photographic arts to find their own creative voices and communicate their unique personal visions. Classes are provided to students regardless of their ability to pay. In-Sight envisions a world where all youth achieve their personal goals, contribute positively to their communities and appreciate diversity in all its forms including race, ethnicity, culture, economic status, religion or sexual orientation.

 

As the In-Sight Photography Project AmeriCorps member you promote In-Sight’s mission by providing direct services to youth; engaging in activities and projects to foster community engagement; and creating curricula and teaching. You recruit and train volunteer teachers; promote the program to the community through materials you develop and market, as well as through strategic use of social media platforms. You organize photography exhibits in our gallery, participate in non-federal fundraising events to support member-led programs, and identify potential collaborations with partner organizations. You use existing databases and develop new ones to track alumni and volunteers, and enhance systems for class registration, program evaluation and feedback, equipment usage, and inventory. SEND: resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. TRAVEL: to and from monthly training in Montpelier, VT; car recommended.

 

42 Maple St, White River Junction, VT

White River Junction, VT

Telephone: 802.295.2612

Email:  katie@junctionyouthcenter.org

Website: www.facebook.com/JunctionYC/ 

Supervisor: Katie O'Day

The Junction Youth Center's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing learning experiences and inclusive services in a nurturing environment. We serve youth ages 14-20 by providing a drop-in center, activities program, and a youth volunteer program. Our activities program works to offer something for everyone, to allow youth to try new things, and to build leadership, social-emotional skills, and to let youth explore their world with a guiding hand. Some examples of activities we currently do and have done are: support groups and dances for LGBTQ+ youth, financial education, role-playing games, introductory judo class, youth council, community events, skill-based experiences (e.g., serving as makeup artists and models for community fashion shows), disc golf in a historic granite quarry, and so much more.

The VYDC-Junction Youth Activities Coordinator AmeriCorps Member plans, markets, executes, and evaluates various activities for youth engaged in our program. Junction Youth Center activities promote service learning, physical activity, exploration of hobbies, life skills, nutrition education, financial literacy, job skills, emotional support, and educational support. The member conducts outreach to various schools and organizations in order to encourage youth to engage in our program, as well as searching for non-federal in-kind donations from local businesses to support member-led initiatives. Other unique activities include assembling and managing public relations displays and informational boards, and managing activities on social media. TRAVEL: travel to professional development events, including monthly VYDC training in Montpelier; car & clean driving required. SEND cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references.

 

Junction Youth Center

MAPLEHILL SCHOOL & COMMUNITY FARM

P.O. Box 248

Plainfield, VT 05667

Phone: 802.454.7747

Email: jamie@maplehillschoolandfarm.org vivian@maplehillschoolandfarm.org

Website: http://maplehillschoolandfarm.org/ Supervisors: Jamie Spector, Vivian Stein

 
 

Maplehill’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with limited opportunities through direct educational, agricultural, and outreach services. Maplehill School and Maplehill Farm School offer two closely related yet distinct programs for high school youth and young adults who need highly personalized educational approaches to make developmental progress: one at the schoolhouse of East Hill Rd. in Plainfield, VT and the other nearby at the farm on John Fowler Rd. in Marshfield, VT. Each program provides a different approach to the special education needs of students.

 

The VYDC members develop and implement curriculum for youth that emphasize physical movement, life skills and healthy nutrition such as yoga, hiking, bicycle maintenance, culinary arts, gardening, pottery, wildlife tracking, sewing, woodworking, etc. Both school programs use Maplehill Community Farm as an expanded learning environment for the students. The Maplehill Community Farm provides a substantial portion of healthy food for the school lunch programs, and provides youth with opportunities for hands-on learning and job skills training such as food production, distribution, and preservation. Elmhill, Inc. also provides outreach services to community elders. The VYDC members coordinate food donations to senior housing and the local senior center, and creates weekly opportunities for youth to interact with elderly community members at the Twin Valley Senior Center.

 

The VYDC members take an active role in operations at the farm by creating a planting schedule, assisting youth in completing farm chores, coordinating community harvest events, etc. The VYDC members also update and disseminate public relations materials as needed.

THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM

4472 Basin Harbor Road

Vergennes, VT 05491

Phone: 802.475.2022

E-Mail: elizabethl@lcmm.org

Website: www.lcmm.org

Supervisor: Elizabeth Lee

Utilizing nautical exploration, learning adventures the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum inspires people (especially youth) to value, understand, enjoy, & wisely use the Lake, preserving its wonders.  

 

Through nautical exploration, hands-on exhibits, and learning adventures for all ages, LCMM brings to life the stories of Lake Champlain and its people.  For 30 years, LCMM has been engaging people in a greater understanding of the lake through our world-class archaeological research, exhibits, replica vessels, hands-on traditional skills, educational programs, recreational adventures, and on- and under-water exploration. The AmeriCorps members support physical activity and development when leading youth rowing teams at the 9 area schools.  The AmeriCorps members lead and coach up to 600 students in the rowing program, encouraging teamwork, building rowing skills, and modeling healthy lifestyle choices.    

 

The AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs including designing curricula for and teaching in our after school programs and educating kids in the maritime adventure summer camps. Through these programs we share knowledge of modern maritime skills such as remote operated vehicle technology, snorkeling archaeology, and onwater ecology techniques.  In addition, the AmeriCorps members assist teens with developmental disabilities who spend a semester with us building a traditional wooden longboat while developing confidence, relevant educational skills, and teamwork.

SPECTRUM YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES

177 Pearl Street

Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802.864.7423

E-Mail: JMorton-Dow@spectrumvt.org

Website: http://www.spectrumvt.org/

Supervisor: Jennifer Morton-Dow

 

The mission of Spectrum is to empower teenagers, young adults, people with a history of violence, and their families, to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skills services.  

 

Spectrum is a leader, recognized locally and nationally for offering innovative best practice programs and services responsive to community needs in collaboration with community partners. Clients are welcomed and respected, and receive the support and resources they need to change their lives. The organizational culture supports independent thinking, interdependent teamwork, mastery in our work, and passion for impacting people’s lives.

 

Programs include: Drop-In Center, Supported Housing Programs, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Counseling, Mentoring, Case Management, and Violence Intervention programs. We also work closely with the Pearl Street Youth Clinic, which is a part of the Community Health Centers of Burlington.  

 

The VYDC member will serve in the Drop-In Center, the access point for many of our clients, which provides basic needs, including food, clothing, hygiene items, shower, laundry, etc. Youth use the computers in the space, assisted by the VYDC member, to apply for jobs, housing, health benefits, etc. The VYDC member will build trust and relationships with our clients and be able to discuss a variety of difficult topics (i.e. substance abuse, mental health issues, trauma) while always remaining client-focused, empathetic, and positive.

 

The AmeriCorps Food Coordinator is the point person in our Drop-In Center for all things related to food, meals, and the kitchen. The member will do meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking and serving food, and organizing and maintaining the kitchen. Knowledge of healthy food preparation, nutrition, and kitchen safety required. Member will run a healthy cooking, nutrition, and food prep class for our youth. The Food Coordinator will manage food and meal donations and kitchen volunteers. The member will also connect with community partners and our development department to sustain and increase volunteers and meal donations.

Apart from these specific duties, the  VYDC member will manage the Drop-In space and provide informal counseling, support, specifically connecting with youth who are in the military or are part of military families. The VYDC member will also provide informal counseling to our clients and refer them to area resources and other Spectrum programs. Some of the activities in Drop-In include: discussion groups, cooking classes, Life Skills groups, Jobs Class, HIV/STD prevention groups, and healthy activities, e.g., art, yoga, hiking, etc. 

WASHINGTON COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU/BOYS & GIRLS CLUB -- BASEMENT TEEN CENTER

THE SCHOOLHOUSE

LEARNING CENTER

8 Catkin Drive

South Burlington, VT 05403

Phone: 802.658.4164

E-Mail: eshayne@theschoolhousevt.org

Website: http://www.theschoolhousevt.org/ Supervisor: Liz Shayne

The Schoolhouse, a nonprofit independent school and licensed childcare center on 28 acres of wetlands, serves diverse children ages 2-12 in preschool, elementary, middle school and camp programs.

 

The Schoolhouse Learning Center (SH) is a dynamic, diverse educational community that promotes curiosity and independence of mind. SH values each student’s voice, nurtures respectful relationships and empowers students to have a positive impact on their communities.

 

The AmeriCorps members will have a lead role in the school-wide, farm to school and nature-based activities and a new project-based middle school to help children explore issues related to healthy choices, food systems and sustainability. Further, the members will provide strategies for increasing accessibility of SH programs to low-income families, including outreach methods and practical supports that will facilitate educational success for all members of the diverse SH community. The intended impact is creating a thriving, sustainable, collaborative farm-to-school program that both enhances learning about food systems and healthy choices for SH students and serves as a model for other schools AND focusing attention on supporting accessibility for moderate and low-income families at SH.

 
 

c/o WCYSB/ Boys & Girls Club

P.O. Box 627

Montpelier, VT 05601

Phone: 802.229.9151, 802.223.3877

E-Mail: eguralnick@wcysb.org

Website: http://basementteencenter.org/

Supervisor: Erica Guralnick

TWINFIELD TOGETHER MENTORING PROGRAM

The mission of Twinfield Together Mentoring Program (TtMP) is to provide all interested youth in our community an opportunity for a one on one friendship with a responsible, attentive, and nurturing role model through a mentoring relationship.  There are three mentoring programs under the umbrella of TtMP: community based mentoring, school based literacy mentoring, and peer mentoring. The TtMP AmeriCorps member supports individual matches from all three programs, organizes & facilitates healthy activities for matches to access, and enhances outreach & public relations.

 

The member also supports the youth of Twinfield Union School in accessing healthy activities during and after school. The member is encouraged to build relationships with youth by organizing afterschool activities that share their personal interests and experiences. The member will also collaborate with the middle school teaching team to support a service-learning project with youth. Twinfield School is located on 60 acres of land and has recreational equipment that the AmeriCorps member can access. Applicants should be willing to be physically active and be able to set good boundaries with youth.  

106 Nasmith Brook Rd.

Plainfield, VT 05667

Phone: 802.426.3213 X255

Email: pamquinn@twinfield.net

Website: www.twinfieldtogether.net

Supervisor: Pam Quinn

The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club (Bureau) is a community-based, nonprofit agency that has been serving youth and families since 1974. Its mission is to provide a wide range of innovative and effective programs that empower and enrich the lives of youth and families in Washington County, and to provide leadership and support to other youth programs throughout Vermont.

 

The Basement Teen Center, located in the basement of Montpelier City Hall, is a substance-free, adult supervised space for teens to gather, attend workshops, learn leadership skills, enjoy a free meal and have fun. During the school year the BTC is open from 2-6 pm Monday through Thursday, and from 3-10 pm on Friday. During the summer and school vacations, the BTC is open 1-5 pm Monday through Friday – the Basement is staffed daily by at least two experienced and trained adult workers.

 

The VYDC member is crucial to the success of our small team and will collaborate with a diverse group of staff to meet the needs of young people, develop skills, and facilitate healthy expression. Programs at the BTC inherently encourage young people to decrease anti-social behavior, increase self-confidence and self-worth as well as connect with their communities.

 

The Basement Teen Center AmeriCorps member will plan, implement, and supervise programs and drop-in, collect data, and recruit youth. The focus of service is on the following: teaching youth how to cook healthy meals; creating regular opportunities for physical activities (hiking, paintball, wii fit, Frisbee); recruiting volunteers for arts programs and fundraising; managing systems (social media, blog, databases); engaging youth in military families; facilitating civic engagement activities (discussions, service projects); and creating opportunities for creative expression(music, writing, photography). The member will help to facilitate other programs that encourage positive growth (job skills, academic help, life-skills). The member will spend mornings in the office planning and afternoons in the teen center.

WILLOWELL FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 314

Bristol, VT 05443

Phone: 802.453.6195

Email: tballwillowell@gmail.com

Website: http://www.willowell.org/

Supervisors: Tasha Ball

The Willowell Foundation, based on 230 acres in Monkton, Vermont, connects people with the arts, education, the environment, and each other through land-based programs and activities. Some of our programs are the Walden Project, a nationally recognized outdoor public high school program; summer camps; artist residencies; Wren’s Nest Wilderness Preschooler; afterschool program; Volunteers for Peace; wildlife monitoring classes; place-based professional development; community gardening; farm to school initiatives; and wetland conservation. We serve local students in public and private schools, teachers and community members, and focus on at-risk youth.

 

The VYDC-Willowell Program Coordinator AmeriCorps Member spends 2 to 3 days a week serving with the high school youth of the Walden Project and the other days leading outdoor early education at Wren’s Nest, engaging volunteers in the community garden, or building program capacity at the Willowell office. The member directly serves youth by supporting each student’s learning and projects; leading afterschool programs—outdoor activities with K-4th grade students, such as wildlife tracking, art and creative projects, and hikes; facilitating civic engagement discussions; and coordinating community service projects. The member also recruits youth from low-income families in Addison County; develops curricula (emphasizing physical movement and nutrition activities); creates a public outreach strategy and distributes promotional materials; recruits and trains community volunteers; and researches and writes non-federal grants for member-led programs. 

VYDC-Willowell Preschool Program and Outreach AmeriCorps Member serves 3 to 5 days a week at Wren’s Nest collaborating on and leading a nature-based curriculum. Supported by a dynamic teaching team, the member leads hikes, nature art and garden activities, storytelling, wildlife tracking, and identifying birds and wild edibles. The member leads lessons that emphasize physical movement and nutrition. The member serves in the office 1-2 days a week, creating a public outreach strategy, distributing PR materials, writing non-federal grants for member-supported initiatives, recruiting and training volunteers, and enhancing our capacity to support children from low-income and at risk families.

 The impact of this position is measured by the number of young children who gain confidence and skills in their nature-based classroom. The member collaborates with staff to maintain excellence-in-education standards, as well as build capacity for scholarships. The member creates avenues for at-risk families to thrive socially and emotionally, provides families with information about available resources, and organizes outreach efforts to families of young children.

 

32 Malletts Bay Ave 

Winooski, VT 05404

Phone: 802.655.6410

Email: afinley@winooskivt.gov

Website: winooskirec.com

Supervisor: Alicia Finley

(City of) WINOOSKI COMMUNITY SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Winooski Community Services Department creates recreation programs for youth, including New Americans, in one of the most unique and diverse cities in Vermont!

The Youth Activities Coordinator AmeriCorps engages youth in athletic programs, enrichment activities, art classes, outdoor programs, community service projects, & special events. The member plans, promotes, & facilitates social & healthy lifestyle support, life skills, academic support, cultural resources, & access to healthy meals. Programs are at schools, parks, athletic facilities, & out-of-town (field trips). The member manages community volunteers, evaluates programs, serves as a role model, & participates in non-federal fundraising for member-led activities. 

 

VYDC LEADER

38 Elm Street

P.O. Box 627

Montpelier, VT 05601-0627

Phone: 802.229.9151

Email: cmiller@wcysb.org

Website: You're on it!

Supervisor: Caitlin Miller

The VT Youth Development Corps’ (VYDC) sponsor, the Washington County Youth Service Bureau (Bureau), has a mission to provide a wide range of innovative and effective programs that empower & enrich the lives of youth & families and to provide leadership & support to youth programs in Vermont.

 

VYDC members serve around VT at innovative, youth-focused organizations that address critical community issues; they build community support for programs that help youth thrive and become healthy, engaged citizens. VYDC members help communities embrace and value targeted, results-driven investment in youth initiatives that serve thousands of youth.

 

The VYDC Leader is part of a professional team that runs a 30-member program. Duties—(1) Support members-visit members at their sites; develop esprit de corps, opportunities to reflect, and connection to AmeriCorps; provide individual support, ensure that members successfully complete service; and help members develop leadership skills and a lifelong commitment to service. (2) Coordinate and implement Dr. King Day events in central VT and support other events around VT. (3) Plan community service events. (4) Connect members with other national service participants and organizations in their community, to enhance their service experience. (5) Implement public & community relations through traditional & social media and developing partnerships with community stakeholders. (6) Create prompts & edit 3 program newsletters. (7) Implement professional development & training plan that supports members in meeting service requirements (healthy futures, military families, capacity building). Prior national service experience preferred.

For more information about the VYDC Host Sites, contact:

 

Olivia Gotaski, Assistant Director of National Service Programs: vydc.vytAD2@wcysb.org 

Caitlin Miller, Assistant Director of National Service Programs: cmiller@wcysb.org

Danielle Shaw, Assistant Director of National Service Programs: dshaw@wcysb.org 

M. Kadie Schaeffer, Director of National Service Programs: vyt.vydc@wcysb.org

Nathan Steil, VYDC Leader: vydc.leader@wcysb.org

​​Call us:

802-229-9151

​Find us: 

c/o Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club

P.O. Box 627/38 Elm Street

Montpelier, VT 05601-0627

The Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) and the Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program (VYT) are programs of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club and receive funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.