Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based out of Chicago and St. Louis with the aim of empowering students from low-income households by igniting curiosity through outdoor experiences, building environmental science literacy, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
They employ AmeriCorps VISTAs. For more information on the VISTA program, see the AmeriCorps website. Below, please find information on our VISTA opportunities:
GGO website job page found at this link. All of the VISTA opportunities can be found there
Build the capacity of GGO by: (1) redeveloping GGO’s grant database to be more user friendly, (2) discover and apply for applicable grants, and (3) develop and implement a plan to establish a diverse revenue stream and develop a donor database.
Build the capacity of GGO by (1) recruiting and scheduling university student volunteers as well as communicating directly with the university student executive boards at each school chapter, and (2) recruiting new partner universities and developing a handbook on creating a new university chapter.
Help GGO secure financial stability by building community awareness through: (1) writing press releases, developing press kits, designing media materials, and conducting outreach specific to St. Louis; (2) securing media partnerships and developing new community and individual partnerships to create new streams of revenue and outreach protocols; and (3) using existing donor information to create an outreach history database for future GGO employees.