VISTA Life at SALT
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…
Develop, assist, and promote Special Events
Recruit and manage volunteers
Develop partnerships and plans for County-wide mitigation projects
Empower the community to create individual and family preparedness plans
Research and write grants and fund development strategies
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
- Local diners
- Local farm stands
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/
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
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:
•Keep Albany Boring http://keepalbanyboring.com/