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Faith in Action seeks summer VISTA members

Faith in Action for Cass County is seeking applicants to fill two summer AmeriCorps VISTA member positions for June and July 2014.

If you are between jobs or newly retired and wanting to keep busy, this may be a great opportunity for you or a friend to learn new skills and meet new people while serving others.

The VISTA project involves developing a resource and referral network for local home repair, chore, handyman and homemaking services that complements and enhances Faith in Action’s volunteer services to seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County, including meal delivery to remote locations in Cass County.

The VISTA members will create partnerships with local businesses, update volunteer recruitment and training materials, and enhance social media and website materials to help Faith in Action grow and develop greater volunteer opportunities throughout Cass County.

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full time for eight weeks at a nonprofit organization, working to improve social services, strengthen community groups and more.

VISTA members receive a modest living stipend, health coverage, leave time, professional development opportunities and an end-of-service education benefit for college tuition or a service stipend.

Call Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 for more information about Faith in Action for Cass County and VISTA, or check out to see a list of VISTA opportunities.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889