July 3rd 2010
UPDATE: Oil Spill Disaster Response VISTA: Global Green
Global Green – Oil Response VISTA (AmeriCorps)
This opportunity is a year-long volunteer commitment with a stipend.
Member Duties: The Oil Spill Response Intern will assist senior staff in coordinating Global Green’s regional and national efforts in response to the BP Gulf Oil Spill. Work may include PR writing, photography, grant writing, research, note taking, drafting and editing reports and policy documents, meeting attendance, site visits, and event coordination.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Relocation Allowance , Stipend, Training.
Terms: Requires full time service without outside commitments.
Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Coastal Restoration
Qualifications: Good verbal, written, computer and telephone skills; interest in policy and environment. Experience working for a governmental or nonprofit org is a plus but not required.
Service Description: Global Green USA’s Oil Spill response is a multi-faceted effort to stave off economic and environmental damages and ensure a safer, greener future for our region and the nation. All Oil Spill VISTAs will be expected to spend time at the site to familiarize themselves with the problems, participate in cleanup activities when practicable, and document the damage to wetlands, wildlife and communities. The rest of the time will be spent collaborating with like-minded organizations to develop solutions and educate the public.
Program Start/End Date: 08/09/2010 through 08/08/2011
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education Level: High School Graduate minimum, though College Degree preferred
Age Requirement: Minimum 18 years of age, Maximum: None
Program Location: New Orleans, LA
Other requirements: Vehicle (Mileage reimbursements provided)
Accepting Applications: NOW through 7/30/2010
Qualified Applicants should email resume and cover letter to:
AmeriCorps VISTA Information: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp
Global Green USA: http://www.globalgreen.org