Greater St. Cloud RSVP Special Projects Assistant

The Greater St. Cloud RSVP, sponsored by the City of St. Cloud, has been awarded a grant from AmeriCorps Seniors through the American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program. The grant will support the hire of a 22 month, 4-5 hours/week, office position. This position will conduct work at either the Whitney Senior Center or Sherburne County Government Center.

Examples of Work
• Assist with data entry and word processing.
• Assist with email communication to volunteers and partners.
• Process on-line volunteer background checks.
• Track and compile schedule of outreach events.
• Track volunteer service hours and mileage.
• Document participant impact data for federal grant reports.
• Assist with other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: Proficient with Microsoft office and comfortable with software platforms. Have a valid MN issued driver’s license and provide own transportation. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to work cooperatively in a team-environment. Effective organizational and communication skills. Hours This position offers flexible, preferably 2-3 hour shifts, twice a week, M-F between 8am-4pm.

Wage: $15.55 per hour  

To Apply Send resume and cover letter to RSVP@ci.stcloud.mn.us

Deadline Position is open until filled.

Additional Grant Information:  AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers will provide outreach and service activities to support community members of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on intergenerational engagement and reaching those more socially isolated. Program goals include:
• Increase mental health knowledge. Numerous studies have shown that using simple tools to help us retrain our mind to focus on the positive can increase feelings of well-being and decrease feelings of depression. With the help of CentraCare, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers will be trained on the Bounce Back Project™ research-based tools and resources to help educate and expand resiliency and increase happiness. The volunteers will host discussions related to these healthy practices during outreach and service activities.
• Promote volunteerism. One of the best ways to boost one’s own mental health is to look outward. The AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers will “lead by example” and promote the benefits of doing service by providing a service project during outreach events and have dialogue around project impact.
• Expand social connections. This grant will offer another avenue for senior volunteers to tap into their desire to improving community health and mental wellness while building a network of friendships through this model of group volunteering. In addition, the program will encourage community members of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on those socially isolated, to participate in service activities to expand social connections.