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This is an intentional year focused on service, community, social justice, and simplicity. In addition to providing crucial services to those in need, this is a year of growth, and folks get out of it what they are willing to put into it. A service year is unbelievably fun, often challenging, and unmistakably life-changing. As you consider these opportunities, you are encouraged to take some time to reflect on your hopes and goals for the year ahead of you, while keeping in mind your motivations for serving in rural Colorado.

  • Transitional Housing Advocate

    Adelante
    $1,144.00 / month

    The main purpose of the Transitional Housing Advocate is to provide intensive case management by serving alongside the people we serve to provide advocacy support, stabilization services, access to benefits and resources, and obtaining stable housing. Case managers provide services in a two-generation model, utilizing a strength-based approach. They empower clients to identify goals to overcome barriers, help them create plans to help them achieve their goals. This process includes but is not limited to assisting clients in job training, enrollment in higher education or obtaining their GED certification, accessing behavioral health and addiction counseling, parenting classes, coordinating life skills courses, and providing financial management education.

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  • Emergency Food Coordinator

    Food bank
    $1,144.00 / month

    The main purpose of the Emergency Food Coordinator is to manage the flow of food intake and outtake from the Food Bank. This entails providing families with food resources, assisting in harvesting programs, fundraising for food donations, supervising volunteers, and managing the general upkeep of the food bank. The AmeriCorps Emergency Food Coordinator will also assist the 15 other food banks in the San Luis Valley to distribute food throughout the Valley. This position requires the ability to transport donation boxes and harvested produce.

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  • Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Manager

    Outreach
    $1,144.00 / month

    The main purpose of the Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Manager is to provide families  and individuals who are on the brink of homelessness with appropriate financial assistance towards past due rent, past due heating/electric bills, limited prescription assistance, gas vouchers for medical appointments, ID’s, driver license, and birth certificates. Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Manager also aide the grant writer with pertinent information needed to apply for grants to provide financial assistance. Outreach case managers provide resources directly to clients and do not provide referrals to other agencies.

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  • Children’s Supporter

    Pals
    $1,144.00 / month

    PALS (Positive Activities Lead to Success) is a licensed after-school and summer children’s program that provides a positive structure, offers an explorative learning environment, and builds trusting relationships for children who are currently homeless, abused, or neglected. PALS aims to enhance each individual’s sense of self, family, and community by promoting self-sustainability.

     

    This position allows children to receive quality care, educational assistance, and appropriate social development, as well as a safe and stable environment that is lacking in their home lives. Without this member, PALS would not be able to provide advocacy and support for as many children in critical situations, which greatly increase their chance for success.

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  • Emergency Housing Case Manager/Emergency Food Coordinator

    Food Bank/ Shelter

    The main purpose of the Emergency Food Coordinator is to manage the flow of food intake and outtake from the Food Bank. This entails providing families with food resources, assisting in harvesting programs, fundraising for food donations, supervising volunteers, and managing the general upkeep of the food bank. The AmeriCorps Emergency Food Coordinator will also assist the 14 other food banks in the San Luis Valley to distribute food throughout the Valley. This position requires the ability to transport donation boxes and harvested produce. This position requires emotional and intellectual fortitude and can be quite stressful, thus self-care and advocacy will be a component of the service year.

    The main purpose of the Emergency Housing Case Manager is to provide intensive case management for the shelter guests by serving alongside the people we serve to provide advocacy support, stabilization services, access to benefits and resources, and obtaining stable housing. Case managers provide services in a two-generation model, utilizing a strength-based approach. They empower clients to identify goals to overcome barriers, help them create plans to help them achieve their goals. This process includes but is not limited to assisting clients in job training, enrollment in higher education or obtaining their GED certification, accessing behavioral health and addiction counseling, parenting classes, coordinating life skills courses, and providing financial management education. They also support the daily functions of the shelter by coordinating volunteers, serving guests, and managing general operations. It is important that Emergency Housing Case Managers are compassionate and comfortable serving with diverse populations. They should also be excellent problems solvers and handle pressure well.

     

    Time Requirements:

    Shelter/Food Bank: This position is a normal service week of 40 hours, in which the member will serve full 8 hour days. The member will serve three days at the Shelter and 2 days at the Food bank Monday – Sunday, with two consecutive days off. Days off depend on the assigned shift schedule. The shelter is open 24/7, thus members may be required to serve on weekends and holidays as needed. 

     

    Along with the Service Site time commitment, members will also be required to attend three Service Days events and any other commitments required as a La Puente AmeriCorps member.

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  • Emergency Housing Case Manager/Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Manager

    Shelter/Outreach
    $1,144.00 / month

    The main purpose of the Emergency Housing Case Manager is to provide intensive case management for the shelter guests by serving alongside the people we serve to provide advocacy support, stabilization services, access to benefits and resources, and obtaining stable housing. Case managers provide services in a two-generation model, utilizing a strength-based approach. They empower clients to identify goals to overcome barriers, help them create plans to help them achieve their goals. This process includes but is not limited to assisting clients in job training, enrollment in higher education or obtaining their GED certification, accessing behavioral health and addiction counseling, parenting classes, coordinating life skills courses, and providing financial management education. They also support the daily functions of the shelter by coordinating volunteers, serving guests, and managing general operations. It is important that Emergency Housing Case Managers are compassionate and comfortable serving with diverse populations. They should also be excellent problems solvers and handle pressure well.

    The main purpose of the Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Manager is to provide families  and individuals who are on the brink of homelessness with appropriate financial assistance towards past due rent, past due heating/electric bills, limited prescription assistance, gas vouchers for medical appointments, ID’s, driver license, and birth certificates. Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Manager also aide the grant writer with pertinent information needed to apply for grants to provide financial assistance. Outreach Homeless Prevention Case Managers provide resources directly to clients and do not provide referrals to other agencies.

    Time Requirements:

    Shelter/Outreach: This position is a normal service week of 40 hours, in which the member will serve full 8 hour days. The member will serve three days at the Shelter and 2 days at Outreach Monday – Sunday, depending on the assigned shift schedule. The shelter is open 24/7, thus members may be required to serve on weekends and holidays as needed. 

     

    Along with the Service Site time commitment, members will also be required to attend three Service Days events and any other commitments required as a La Puente AmeriCorps member

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  • Educational Gardens Coordinator

    Vegi
    $1,144.00 / month

    This position will provide garden science and nutrition education to underprivileged children through the development of gardening and nutrition education in schools and summer programs. This position will also provide fresh produce to the Food Bank Network and Homeless Shelter to allow families in crisis to live with a healthier diet. Without this position, VEGI would not be able to provide this hands-on education to youth in the San Luis Valley, or provide produce to the emergency providers.   

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  • Volunteer Coordinator

    Volcom
    $1,144.00 / month

    The purpose of the Volunteer Coordinator is to build the capacity of La Puente to lower the rate of homelessness in the San Luis Valley by increasing education, soliciting community involvement, and utilizing volunteers to address the needs of those living in poverty. The Volunteer Coordinators accomplish this through implementing community events, presentations, and work groups.

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  • Education Program Specialist

    Boys and Girls Club Of Chaffee County
    $1,144.00 / month

    The AmeriCorps Education Program Specialist will plan, supervise, and implement a variety of educational and enrichment programs focusing on our core areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership using curriculum from Boys and Girls Clubs of America (the Club). This position directly serves elementary, middle school and teen youth to provide increased opportunities for students to engage in positive enrichment programs after school. The member will serve students in school to provide intervention support in math and/or literacy to increase academic performance and graduation rates. Service after school and during the summer will focus on positive youth development programs that focus on healthy lifestyles, academic success, and character and leadership.

     

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  • Education Program Specialist II

    Boys And Girls club of The High Rockies
    $1,144.00 / month

    The  AmeriCorps Education Program Specialist will plan, supervise, and implement a variety of educational programs using existing curriculum from Boys and Girls Clubs of America (the Club). This position directly serves elementary and middle school youth to provide academic support for students who are struggling to meet academic performance standards. The member will serve students in school, after school, and throughout the summer, to increase their academic performance in math and/or literacy and directly contribute to each student’s likelihood to graduate from high school.

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  • School Garden Educator

    Garden Project of Southwest Colorado
    $1,144.00 / month

    The AmeriCorps School Garden Educator will serve by leading our elementary school garden education programs, through Jr Master Gardener lessons, Dirt Club after-school programs and Jr Gardeners Summer Camp. This position will develop programming with local elementary schools both with and without school garden infrastructure. In addition to leading educational programs, members help maintain gardens, develop lessons & curriculum, plan & organize their programs and work closely with volunteers, parents and teachers.

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  • Educational Garden Coordinator

    Montezuma School to Farm Project
    $1,144.00 / month

    The AmeriCorps Educational Gardens Coordinator will serve closely with teachers to create outdoor learning opportunities and reinforce the importance of local food and healthy lifestyles through experiential education and garden education. This position will develop programming with Cortez School District and maintain current programming at Mancos and Dolores Schools. The Community Gardens Coordinator will also work with school cafeterias to provide students healthier lunch options.

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  • Nutrition Education Specialist

    Mt. Carmel
    $1,144.00 / month

    This position helps Mt. Carmel provides integrated healthcare, wellness, and community partnerships that attract business, cultural and social opportunities. The member will help Educate families in reading food labels, providing education cooking healthy meals and stretch the buying power of consumers by price comparisons, label assessment and by better understanding the needs of the community. The members could also help families in learning how to deal with aging parents, family members and/or relatives. The member would create an opportunity to partner with Salud Family Health Centers medical providers to provide opioid literature in educating clients to safely manage prescription medications, understanding side effects etc.

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How to Apply

The year will begin February 5th, 2020

Please email Alicia Salazar at admin.volunteers@lapuente.net to request an application. 

You can also use the link below to print off and scan back filled out application to admin.volunteeers@lapuente.net


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