It’s AmeriCorps Week!
Our AmeriCorps VISTA, Paj, started in August 2017 as our Volunteer Coordinator. In the last 7 months, Paj has done some amazing work! He’s evaluated our former volunteer programs, created an orientation for new volunteers, created positions for a new St. Paul Open Shop volunteer program, and is currently recruiting Volunteer Shop Mechanics and Volunteer Shop Assistants for this program, which will begin next month. If you are interested in volunteering at Open Shop in St. Paul, you sign up for an orientation here: https://cyclesforchange.org/open-shop.
Additionally, Paj has had an instrumental role in our pilot Sprouts Program for youth in St. Paul. He helped create the foundations of the program as well as two additional skill levels that youth can achieve. This program is slated to begin later this year.
We are excited for what Paj will bring to C4C in the next five months of his year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA. When he completes his service he plans to get his PhD in Applied Anthropology.
Thanks for all you’ve done, Paj!