WVU Extension Office looking for creative, hardworkers to be VISTAs

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GRAFTON— The West Virginia University (WVU) Extension Service is currently recruiting applicants for this summer’s VISTA position.

For the past three summers, Summer Associate VISTAs have been providing Taylor County youths with fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities.

The WVU Extension Service, who hosts the VISTAs, has partnered with other community organizations including the Taylor County Public Library, Project ISAAC, 4-H, Energy Express, Little Feet Daycare and the Grafton Farmers Market, to offer these programs to youths, at no charge. 

Applicants must be comfortable teaching mainly elementary school-aged children. A STEM background is not required for the position. Training will be provided in the STEM Curriculum during the first week of service.  

Applicants must be a High school graduate or possess a GED, 18 years of age, a U.S Citizen, have a basic knowledge of computers, and be interested in helping with children and youth programs. They must possess good writing, speaking, communication, research and networking skills.

The VISTA program is looking for a creative and motivated hard worker, who is interested in community service, and committed to getting things done in the community.

The 10-week position, which will run from June 5 to August 12, provides a living stipend, as well as a Segal AmeriCorps Education award, in the amount of  $1,230.69. In addition, participates will receive 350 service hours.

Applications are being accepted now through May 5, 2017. Contact John Murray by phone at 304-265-3303, or by emailing [email protected] to apply, or for more information on the program.

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