Sebago Fuller Housing Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Position Summary

Position details

Term Date: Flexible Start Dates for Year-Long Position
Location: Standish, Windham, and Raymond, ME
Focus Area: Age Friendly, Community Outreach, Disability Services, Poverty, Public Health

Sebago Fuller Housing is a faith-based nonprofit serving seniors and veterans in 3 Maine communities. We repair homes for low-income aging adults. We provide hope and friendship to families in need!

Sebago Lakes Region Fuller Center for Housing formed in 2019. Our mission is to repair homes for seniors and veterans in Raymond, Windham, and Standish, Maine. We focus on repair projects impacting home safety. We support low-income families who are often isolated, lonely, without immediate family help, and do not have the financial means to repair their homes. Seniors want to stay in their homes. With the housing shortage and long waiting lists for assisted living, we are providing a critical service. Families are incredibly grateful for our support and compassion, and we build ongoing long-term relationships that provide hope, friendship, and encouragement. Over the past 4 years, we completed 45 projects including replacing steps, doors, flooring, new decks, weatherization, and building ramps. Labor is free and families help pay for materials over time through our interest-free Greater Blessing program. Fuller Center supports poor and very poor families. We qualify families using HUD guidelines and select applicants based on (1) need, (2) willingness to partner, and (3) ability to repay through our Greater Blessings program. We are an all-volunteer organization founded by six local churches and St Joseph’s College. Since our first project in 2020, 146 volunteers have worked 3,300 hours to help our families. We build and maintain relationships with local contractors and businesses who support our mission through discounted services and supplies. We are a local partner of the international Fuller Center for Housing, based in Americus, GA, which has nearly 100 chapters nationwide. They provide guidance, organizational tools, and limited grant funding. The VISTA member will help expand awareness of our mission and capabilities through enhanced outreach, PR, and marketing services. Also improve volunteer recruitment, training, and retention, and support project management efforts.

Improve our marketing and outreach to expand awareness of our services in the community. Revise our marketing plan to reach businesses, community leaders, and service organizations to identify potential donors & volunteers. Strengthen our PR outreach with newsletters, direct email, speaking engagements, website, and social media. Assist volunteer leadership in building relationships with community leaders, program partners, and special interest groups. Train volunteer board to replicate best practices to ensure ongoing success after VISTA support ends. Strengthen volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention. Create a master calendar for scheduling projects and activities. Improve our safety training program. Support our Family Committee with project planning and management. Schedule home visits and project work dates; maintain project calendar. Support radon testing and smoke detector programs.

Benefits

  • Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $877/Biweekly
  • Relocation Allowance of $750 plus $.40 per mile (for those moving more than 50 miles)
  • Health Benefits
  • Childcare Reimbursement if Eligible
  • Student Loan Forbearance for eligible federal loans (interest paid by AmeriCorps)
  • SNAP Eligibility (depending on financial situation)
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Life Navigator (on-staff licensed counselor for members)
  • Choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($7300) or an end-of-term bonus ($1800) upon term completion
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility for federal employment for one-year post-term

*Individuals are limited to two full Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards in their lifetime

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Organization

Sebago Fuller Housing

Standish, Windham, and Raymond, ME

Goodwill VISTA Partnership

The Goodwill VISTA Partnership works to reduce poverty in communities across Maine and New Hampshire through indirect service, such as creating and running programs, fundraising and grant writing, communications work, increasing social media presence, recruiting volunteers, as well as assisting with community assessments, among other projects. Focus areas of partner agencies include public health, food security, environmental justice, educational support, youth development, housing, and more!