Youth Development Network Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Oregon Mentors and OregonASK
position summary:

Interested in non-profit work and want to work for youth? Willing to serve your country without a salary? The Youth Development Network Coordinator is the community liaison for after school and mentoring organizations in various cities through out Oregon. The AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will strengthen mentoring and after school programs by building a regional network of youth development workers. Activities include organizing workers to participate in the Youth Development Network (YDN), hosting quality trainings, resource sharing, volunteer recruiting, and some fund raising. YDN coordinators will help programs serve greater numbers of young people through their efforts. You will have access to high quality professional development and interact with other VISTA members throughout the state to help raise awareness about the importance of mentoring and after school programs. The term of volunteer service is December 12, 2008 to December 11, 2009, with the opportunity to reapply for a second year. Locations: 1. Portland is more than the economic hub of Oregon. Strategically located on the majestic Columbia River near the northwest tip of the state, Portland serves as Oregon's cultural embassy with one of the largest collections of museums, galleries and art centers in the Northwest. 2. Eugene is located in the fertile Willamette Valley between the rugged Oregon Coast Range and the breathtaking Cascade Mountains. Eugene is Oregon's second largest city, and also home to the University of Oregon. 3. Medford is Southern Oregon’s largest city and is located in the center of the Rogue Valley. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Britt Festival, and the annual Medford Jazz Jubilee are just a few of the many cultural activities you can attend while in Medford. 4. Klamath Falls is the home of Crater Lake National Park, and is located just east of the Cascade Mountains and just north of the Oregon/California border. It includes snow capped mountains in the west, and high desert area in the east. If you like the outdoors, there is much to do here! 5. In Eastern Oregon snow-capped peaks look down on rolling hills, complex desert lands and wild rivers. It’s the land of breathtaking beauty including the magical Painted Hills, the colossal Steens Mountains, and the jaw-dropping depths of Hells Canyon. There are many legendary and historical sites waiting for you in Eastern Oregon. 6. Hood River is a port on the majestic Columbia River. Previously known for growing luscious apples, pears, cherries, peaches and other fruits, and for the view of the majestic snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood, Hood River is now also known as the Windsurfing Capital of the World!

This is a VOLUNTEER opportunity, and volunteers will only be given a living stipend of $10,000 for the year. There are many benefits of becoming the YDN coordinator. The monetary benefits include the choice of an education award ($4300) or end of service stipend ($1200), health coverage, and relocation allowance. There is also the benefit of helping the youth in each regional area, and helping work towards our vision—a mentor for every child in Oregon who needs one.

Please visit to apply for these positions. You will have to apply for each area position separately. We look forward to hearing from you!

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer Opportunity, but will be given a living stipend. See above details
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer