[TheThinkTank] Hiring AmeriCorps VISTA for the Reno Bike Project in Reno, NV

Reno Bikes renobikeproject at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 10:03:51 PDT 2014

Reno Bike Project is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA as the coordinator for the
Major Taylor Program.  VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a
year-long commitment to serve a community in capacity building and works to
change the cycle of poverty.

The goal of the Major Taylor Program is to teach participants the skills
and knowledge that will lead them to become life-long cyclists. The classes
are offered in groups of 10 to provide an in-depth introduction into
cycling.  Currently classes are offered as a high school PE credit,
benefiting participants both physically and academically.  Now in its third
year the Major Taylor Program has seen consistent growth.  Currently
partnered with a local charter high school and youth shelter, we aim to
expand to two or three more schools in the coming year.

Member Duties:  AmeriCorps VISTA members will expand the scope Major Taylor
Program by:
1. Developing partnerships with staff, administrators, teachers, after
school program leaders, at target High Schools to facilitate recruitment of
program participants.
2. Further develop existing curriculum to fine tune lesson plans and
materials for the program.
3. Recruit volunteers to escort group and training rides.
4. Through the experience of observing and interacting with program
participants and under the direction of the staff member conducting the
instructional time, improve the overall flow of the class sequence and fine
tune materials curriculum.
5. After working knowledge of the program has been gained, engage in the
search for funding and bicycle donation process for this program.

Service Term:  November 2014 – November 2015

Program Benefits:  Training , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage ,
Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

Service Areas:  Children/Youth , Health , Education , Community Outreach .

Skills:  Computers/Technology , Community Organization , General Skills ,
First Aid , Leadership , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Team Work , Education
, Public Health , Teaching/Tutoring , Writing/Editing , Youth Development ,
Public Speaking .

If you have any questions, please contact Noah Silverman,
noah at renobikeproject.com


Wed-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm
541 E. 4th Street.
Reno, NV 89512

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