Looking to make a difference? Join Homeport Community Life’s Summer FunCamp 2012 Team!

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of low-income families in the Columbus, Ohio region? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and rewarding Summer Camp Program?

Homeport Community Life Program's Summer Associate VISTA Program provides direct support to Summer Camp and youth programming. Our members will provide direct services to low to moderate income families within Homeport’s rental communities. Members placed at Homeport communities are responsible for the facilitation of Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 and other youth programming ages 14-18. Additionally, VISTA members will assist in the planning and implementation of end of summer Back-2-School Rallies.

We are seeking members who have a desire to help others, experience working with children, the ability to work well with a diverse population, and the ability to multi-task.  We need members who are highly organized, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to problem solve.  This role will help provide our residents with stability in their communities and your skills can make a positive impact on our resident’s lives. 

We prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree and/or working toward a degree, are at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation.  Additionally, candidates who are bilingual in Spanish or Somali are preferred. We need candidates who are ready to start a summer of service by June 11, 2012.  Summer Associates are available to the community on a full-time basis.

Benefits of serving with Homeport include:

  • Education award of $1,174 upon successful completion of service or $125/month
  • Living Stipend to cover necessities during service (approximately $400 bi-weekly)
  • Networking with Community Life and other Homeport Staff and Partners
  • Training Opportunities
  • Mileage Reimbursement for work related travel 

If you want to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve your community and receive top notch training, please email your cover letter and resume to annie.crane@homeportohio.org or apply online at the Homeport Service Listing at www.americorps.gov