Summer Job Opportunity
Waushara County UW-Extension is recruiting for two Summer Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) Positions to help us engage youth in grades 1-5 in creative, active and intriguing activities at sites in Plainfield. Last year we reached approximately 50 kids. VISTA members will help design and teach the activities using weekly themes chosen by the VISTAs and our Children Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) grant staff. VISTA applicants must be 18 years old and cannot hold another job during their volunteer period. The volunteer time is June 21 to August 15. The monthly living allowance is approximately $850. VISTAs successfully completing their volunteer service will receive an educational award of approximately $1100 they can apply to tuition or student loans. The VISTA office will be in the Courthouse in Wautoma.
The application process will be on line – I am not able to access the site today but hopefully by April 24 our position will be listed. Go to this website: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp In the right hand column there will be box that might ask you one or two questions – if one is interest, select children/youth; if it is location/state select Wisconsin. The next screen will list the opportunities. It may not appear on the first page – you are looking for 2012 Waushara Summer 4-H Youth Development. Click on that title and it will take you to the informational page where you will find a link “Apply Now.” The website is not as user friendly as would ideal so please be patient as you work through the process.