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Construction Crew Leader (Americorps)

lowernine.org is looking for an Americorps Construction Crew Leader: lowernine.org is now hiring an Americorps Construction Crew Leader for September 2018 - July 2019! Before applying, please carefully review the position description and information about serving with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Americorps (NDMVA). Duties include: Lead groups of volunteers on worksites, instructing them in proper building methods and safety. Teach volunteers the skills they need to complete their building tasks. Complete work on worksites: tasks will include a wide variety of rebuilding and repair tasks ranging from roofing to flooring to drywall install/finishing to painting,etc. Develop Crew Leader training program for lowernine.org Support Project Manager in coordinating work schedules for each project and assure there is enough work for all incoming volunteers. Assist skilled carpenter and other skilled consultants with site assessments, as needed. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator and other crew leaders to assess how many volunteers can be handled on each site. Assure that each site has the appropriate materials and tools. Keep records of each project. Attend weekly project meetings with Crew Leaders, Executive Director, and other relevant parties Responsible for tool and materials maintenance. Secure job site at day’s end. Goals: Developing a Crew Leader Training program for lowernine.org Leading groups of up to 30 rebuild volunteers at a time on designated worksites. Teaching volunteers the construction skills needed to rebuild. Assuring building quality. Leading volunteers on 20 different project sites throughout the year. Qualifications: Positive attitude, flexible nature; Independence tempered by the ability to follow directions and abide by a workplan; Ability to interact professionally with staff and associates; Basic building/construction skills, preferred; Strong organizational skills evidencing attention to detail Ability to be a self-starter. Monday-Friday 7:45 am-4:00 pm. Occasional Saturday work days required (at most 1 per month). September 10-July 30. Benefits include $12,530 living stipend, student loan forbearance and $5,815 education award, childcare, and health insurance. Please send your resume and cover letter to Charlotte at charlotte@lowernine.org. Applications are due by July 31 at the latest, but we will review applicants on a rolling basis. Along with acceptance by lowernine.org, you will have to apply to and be accepted to the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Americorps. You may apply to NDMVA before or after acceptance by lowernine.org. Position info: https://lowernine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/lowernine.org-ServiceDescription-NDMVA.pdf NDMVA info: https://lowernine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/NDA_NOLA-Program-Information.pdf

New Orleans, LA

Through 7/31/18

Cornerstone Builders Bus Assistant

Volunteers needed to assist on Cornerstone Builders free monthly bus trips to visit incarcerated individuals. Two volunteers per month needed to ride the bus with families and friends of incarcerated persons. The volunteers will assist the passengers in embarkation/debarkation, and assist the driver. They will help calm passengers, be there to answer questions, and be there to just listen if passengers need to talk. Volunteers will not be able to enter the prison, so will need to sit on the bus to wait for clients to return (bringing a book or magazine is recommended!). Buses depart 1425 Walkertown Way, Marrero, LA. Buses depart at 8 am and trips usually take a full day. Buses visit one prison per month, and schedule rotates between 5 different prisons. Trips take place once a month: contact us for upcoming dates.

Marrero, LA

7/1/18 6:30 AM +more

Family Night

This is a great project for families to come and serve the community together. We ask all volunteers be over 7 years old.

Baton Rouge, LA

8/21/18 6:00 PM +more

Sort and Repack Weekend

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

8/25/18 8:00 AM +more

Looking for a Leader!

The Mission Continues is looking for a veteran to serve as the New Orleans Platoon Leader starting July. The Platoon Leader is responsible for leading a team of service-minded veterans and community volunteers to make a lasting impact in their city with support from The Mission Continues' staff. The average Platoon Leader volunteers for 10 hours a week and receives a monthly per diem for their volunteer services. The Platoon Leader will lead the operation dubbed Operation Restore Lower 9th where we are focused on supporting the revitalization and empowerment of the Lower Ninth Ward community. Inquire to learn more about the Platoon Leader role and to apply!

New Orleans, LA

Through 7/1/19

Care Team Member

Our company is partnering with another community cornerstone to provide spiritual social services to their client base. We are seeking local volunteers to help our mission and serve as a care member in our company. Care member will help organization's founder provide Biblical educations, insights & counseling relating to specific needs of clients such as mental health, substance abuse, Domestic violence, homelessness, loss & grief, unemployment, etc. Seeking individuals with a heart for God and His people.

Abbeville, LA

7/2/18 10:00 AM

Community Volunteer

Title- Community Volunteer Purpose/objective- The Community Volunteer will assist Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana in raising awareness about child abuse prevention. They will accomplish this by assisting with making phone calls, assembling promotional packets, and assisting with preparation for outreach events. Location- Sulphur Christian Community Coalition Key Responsibilities- Assist with making phone calls to local agencies, social service providers, and businesses Assemble promotional packets to be sent to law enforcement agencies, daycares, schools, businesses, etc. Assist with preparation for outreach events or Nurturing Parenting workshops by printing/scanning handouts and organizing materials Inputting details of phone calls in databases using Excel and Access programs Qualifications- Must be comfortable making phone calls to businesses and social service providers Must be reliable, responsible, and have a passion for child abuse prevention Must be competent with basic office technology (scanning and printing) Must be able to input information into Excel and Access databases Time Commitment- Estimated 3 hours per month. Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator can discuss volunteer wants and needs in relation to organization wants and needs. Volunteer application must be submitted online at pcal.org

Sulphur, LA

Through 11/30/18

CITIZENSHIP CLASS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED - TRAINING PROVIDED

Catholic Charities' Immigration and Refugee Services Program is looking for Citizenship Volunteer Teachers. Volunteer teachers are needed as part of the 8-week citizenship course for those studying for the U.S. citizenship/naturalization test. We are seeking volunteers for the English-language classes and a fluent volunteer instructor for the Spanish-language class, which takes place one night a week. Classes take place in Kenner Monday – Thursday from 6 – 8:30 PM and volunteers should be able to commit to one evening (three hours) per week for at least one 8-week course. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age with at least one year of teaching/coaching experience. A background in ESL, U.S. History, civics/government, or related fields preferred but not necessary. Materials, training, and weekly support provided.

Through 5/21/19

Health Guardians Volunteer

The Health Guardians Volunteer will work under the direction of administrative staff. Health Guardians is an integrated program focused on deterring clients from frequenting the Emergency Room. This role requires performing challenging duties as you assist our Patient Navigators in helping clients navigate the healthcare system. Volunteer may be asked to lead patients in learning groups and should be comfortable doing so. Candidate must possess critical thinking skills, time management, excellent interpersonal skills, and either have a background in, or be majoring in, one of the following: public health, nursing, pre-med, or social work. This position is 5-10 hours/week, for a minimum of 3 months. Must have own transportation as duties will take place at various locations around the city. This position may be able to count as an internship or towards credit with a school or program. One position is available - position will require a brief interview with program staff. Position will begin mid-August 2018.

Through 8/20/19

Bus Ambassador needed to assist Senior Citizens

PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) GNO has a need to help PACE participants with transportation. PACE provides transportation via a private bus to all of their participants from their home to PACE centers. PACE GNO bus drivers cannot leave the bus unattended in order to aid participants who need help getting onto the bus or into their homes - bus ambassadors will remain with the participants on the bus as the driver aids those boarding or disembarking from the bus. The program is looking for volunteers 18 years of age and older willing to volunteer as Bus Ambassadors. Volunteers should enjoy spending time with elderly populations. The Bus Ambassador program will begin in late summer with two shifts. Ambassadors can choose between the morning shift (6:30 – 10:30 AM) and the afternoon shift (2:30 – 5:00 PM) departing from the Shirley Landry Benson PACE Center at St. Cecilia. There will be a mandatory introductory tutorial to the PACE GNO Bus Ambassador Program at the Shirley Landry Benson PACE Center. Volunteers will also be required to attend the Catholic Charities training and undergo a background check. A t-shirt and hat will be provided.

Through 8/20/19

Looking for a Veteran Leader!

The Mission Continues is looking for a veteran to serve as the New Orleans Platoon Leader starting July. The Platoon Leader is responsible for leading a team of service-minded veterans and community volunteers to make a lasting impact in their city with support from The Mission Continues' staff. The average Platoon Leader volunteers for 10 hours a week and receives a monthly per diem for their volunteer services. The Platoon Leader will lead the operation dubbed Operation Restore Lower 9th where we are focused on supporting the revitalization and empowerment of the Lower Ninth Ward community. Inquire to learn more about the Platoon Leader role and to apply!

Through 7/1/19

Data Entry for Animal Database

Applicant will be familar with the use of cloud based applications. Duties will entail entering data into our cloud base database used in the tracking of pets in our care. We will train interested parties on our database application. Working knowledge of use of computer and internet access. This oppurtunity, while for our organization in Pineville,La can be done from anywhere in Louisiana. Must be a Louisiana resident. Must have high speed internet access.

Through 6/30/18

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