The VISTA Outreach Coordinator is a full time, 12 month position. The VISTA will create and support a volunteer recruitment program.
The program will educate the public on the need for the CASA program and how individuals in the community can support the program.
This will include the need for volunteers as well as the opportunity to support the CASA volunteers through annual giving. CASA Stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. The CASA volunteers make sure that the child does not get lost in the legal and social service system, or languish in a foster home.
The same volunteer stays on the case until the child is placed in a safe permanent home.
The local CASA organization serves Harvey and McPherson Counties. The CASA office is located in Newton, Kansas which is just north of Wichita. VISTAs can choose to live in a thriving small community in or around Newton, or they can live in the larger city nearby.
Wichita, Kansas is a thriving city in the heart of the United States, home to nearly 400,000 Wichitans. As the biggest city in Kansas, Wichita features over 1,000 restaurants, 36 museums, 35 art galleries, 34 golf courses, and 20 live theaters. Wichita has more than 9 colleges and universities, including Wichita State University where upwards of 15,000 on-campus and commuter students attend.
Living in Wichita is affordable; the city ranks 9.3% lower than the national average for cost of living. According to Money Magazine, Wichita is in the Top 10 Best Big Cities of the United States.
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development . Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing , Communications , Computers/Technology , Social Services , Recruitment , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Team Work , Leadership .