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AmeriCorps VISTA work to build the capacity of their organization.  That means they are working on building partnerships and relationships in the community, planning programs, creating databases and documents, and lots of research.  During their day at the SALT office, a VISTA could be asked to…

 

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  Develop, assist, and promote Special Events

 

 

 

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   Recruit and manage volunteers

 

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   Develop partnerships and plans for County-wide mitigation projects

 

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  Empower the community to create individual and family preparedness plans

 

 

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Research and write grants and fund development strategies

 

 

 

 

 

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 Take trainings to further their professional development.

SALT offers professional development trainings and can connect VISTAs with local opportunities.  Web site like AmeriCorps offer webinars on a variety of subjects.

 

VISTA in Schoharie County

Schoharie County is…

Rural, Rugged, Rustic, Revolutionary, Resolute, Resourceful, Resolved, and Resilient.

Schoharie County is known for its rural flavor and a day’s escape from Albany and an easy drive to the Adirondacks for skiing and snowboarding.  90% of the County’s land is for state park or agricultural use.

Here’s a quick list of the VISTA’s faves:

•The hot dog guy on Main St., Schoharie.

•Stewart’s ice cream, chocolate milk, and hot dogs.

•Coby’s, Cobleskill (Run by the SUNY Culinary students.  Great specials and free stuff, fun events)

•Park Theater in Cobleskill – $5.00 movies.

•Duanesburg Area Community Center has a swimming pool

•Wellington’s Tea Room

•Gallupville General Store

•Concerts in the Courtyard – Friday evening  free concerts  – Main St. Schoharie
•Middleburgh Village Annual Events  http://www.middleburghnyvillage.org/localevents.html
  • Local diners
  • Local farm stands

Local Events

The VISTAs recommended these places to visit to experience upstate New York.

Upstate Vacation  http://upstatevacation.com/

Middleburgh Library http://www.middleburghlibrary.info/2009/10/whats-happening.html

Community Library in Cobleskill http://www.comlibrary.org/

Chamber of Commerce http://www.schohariechamber.com/

Historical

The Old Stone Fort  http://theoldstonefort.org/index.html

Lansing Manor http://www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm

Iroquois Indian Museum http://iroquoismuseum.org/index.html

Outdoor adventure

Vroman’s Nose  http://cnyhiking.com/VromansNose.htm

Mine Kill State Park  http://nysparks.com/parks/165/details.aspx

Howe Caverns Adventure Park  http://www.howecaverns.com/

 And when you need the bright lights of Albany:

•All Over Albany     http://alloveralbany.com/

•Keep Albany Boring     http://keepalbanyboring.com/

•Nippertown     http://www.nippertown.com/