VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, & well being for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s core mission is to discover, preserve, and share the maritime heritage of the Lake Champlain region’s past, present, and future. For 30 years, we have brought the stories of Lake Champlain to life through world-class archaeological research, exhibits, replica vessels, hands-on traditional skills, educational programs, recreational adventures, and on- and under-water exploration. The Museum serves everyone, with a focus on youth. Many area schools come for field trips, we run an extensive summer camp program, and we lead after school programs for elementary and middle school students focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our rowing program serves over 600 students and 300 adults. In addition, we have a semester-long wooden boat building program which provides opportunities for youth with developmental challenges. We also have a maritime research institute conducting original field work and research. The AmeriCorps members serve a key role in promoting our mission to area youth through many programming opportunities. These include developing and presenting topics to school field trip groups, designing curricula, teaching in after school programs, assisting with our boat building program for youth with developmental challenges, assisting with the school team rowing programs, and leading activities in our camps. Members are fundamental in designing and growing our programs for youth. The members enhance students’ love of learning, confidence, skills, and dreams for their future. http://www.lcmm.org
Member Duties : AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs. Members teach and mentor students, lead school groups, create curricula and lead maritime adventure summer camps. Members encourage teamwork and model healthy lifestyle choices by teaching students fun ways to learn from and enjoy every aspect of the Lake Champlain watershed. Service ranges from rowing programs and snorkeling lessons, to communication with program partners, outreach to schools and teachers, and research of history and archaeology content. While carrying out varied responsibilities related to all departments of the museum, members contribute to creation of exhibits, organize and host events, and at times crew LCMM’s replica boats during off-site tours with educational groups. Minimum Age: 18. Reliable private transportation required; valid license. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references. Must be able to swim.