Community Outreach

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 5 April 2019

    Title: Development Intern (Unpaid)

    Reports To: Vice President, Business Development

    Hours: Part time (minimum 10 hours/week)

    Length: Up to one (1) academic school year

    buildOn Regions: Detroit, Chicago and Remote

    Start Date: Spring 2019

    Overview of the Role

    Location

    Detroit, MI 48207
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 31 January 2019

    The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to accept applications for the 2019-20 William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.

     

    PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:

    AIF's Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program training and placing young professionals to support development organizations in India. Through service and fieldwork, Fellows learn about inclusive leadership in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. Fellows support grassroots organizations at a crucial moment of scalability through capacity building and skill sharing.

    Location

    216 E 45th St
    New York, NY 10017
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 February 2019

    Pratt Area Community Council, Inc DBA IMPACCT Brooklyn is a not-for-profit, membership-based community development corporation in its fifth decade.  We combine tenant and community organizing, tenant and homeowner services, affordable housing development and management, and economic development to improve the Central Brooklyn communities.

    Location

    BROOKLYN, NY 11238
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 February 2019

    Pratt Area Community Council, Inc DBA IMPACCT Brooklyn is a not-for-profit, membership-based community development corporation in its fifth decade.  We combine tenant and community organizing, tenant and homeowner services, affordable housing development and management, and economic development to improve the Central Brooklyn communities

    Location

    BROOKLYN, NY 11238
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 25 January 2019

    U.S. PIRG High Value Healthcare Campaign Director

    U.S.PIRG seeks a Campaign Director to lead our effort to make sure our healthcare system delivers real value to consumers at an affordable cost.

    Location

    Washington D.C., DC 20003
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 31 December 2019

    The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) works to create a safe, healthy and bright future for all Arizona as envisioned by Governor Doug Ducey. The GOYFF VISTA Leader oversees 17 VISTA Member projects by fostering a support system among VISTAs and their supervisors to build capacity for programs related to Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Veteran poverty, volunteer engagement, trauma informed care, tribal relations, and foster youth transition.

    Location

    1700 W. Washington Ave
    Suite 230
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    Yes
  • Alumni story
    Susan Becker 1969 1970 Houston, Texas

    Fifteen months of working as a Vista Volunteer in Houston, Texas gave me a much richer and thoughtful life than any contributions I might have made. When organizing for Welfare Rights, I found a woman with kids (one sick), living in the dark, alone, no food, utilities turned off, afraid, no where to go, no one to ask for help.  In walking with her though the “system” for immediate aid, I discovered the heaps of frustration and humiliation the powerless experience. It gave a real three-dimensional mass to a fear of being hungry, afraid and abandoned, without hope. In addition, I found my direction in the 6th Ward, helping to create a community kindergarten with help of women from the First Congregational Church.  An old house in the neighborhood was remodeled, and a curriculum organized by parents and neighbors.  Vaccinations, dental and health care were priorities. It was an unforgettable life experience that broadened my values and future political orientation.

  • Alumni story
    Leif Olandese 2016 West Palm Beach/ Fort Myers FL

    While I currently serve as The VISTA Leader in Florida's only Promise Zone, my story is focused back in my 1st year as a VISTA in West Palm Beach. I worked with the Children's Home Society designing and implementing a vocational program to assist single parents in the job search for compatible employment given the complexity of their daily demands. But my greater contribution came, I feel, from my FEMA Training. I ordered disaster preparation materials for all three offices in English, Spanish and Creole. With permission from my site supervisor, I also did presentations on building disaster safety kits at each office. I say this was my greater contribution because 2 months later the area would evacuate for Hurricane Irma. I like to feel I helped prepare some residents of the West Palm Beach area for that tragedy.

  • Alumni story
    Justine McDilda 2017 2018 Coeur d'Alene

    My first introduction to AmeriCorps VISTA was when my mom was one when I was a teenager in the late 1990's. I saw how much she enjoyed her year, and how much she learned that I always thought there was a possibility that I would do VISTA too. I began my VISTA year in March of 2017. I was lucky enough to be a VISTA for the place that I did my undergrad internship at, so I did not have to learn as much about the position. While I knew most of what I would be doing when I accepted the position, I was also scared. It had been almost 10 years since I had last worked, since I had spent time in college and raising my children. I was worried that I would not be able to do the position correctly, or that I would burn out fast. 

    In my position, I spent a year managing volunteer facilitators, and becoming a facilitator myself. We work on training adults in 10 counties of north Idaho in child sexual abuse prevention. Child sexual abuse a hard topic to deal with, but doing this position has taught me a lot and made me more aware of what my own children do and whom they are around. There was a VISTA for 2 years before me, so I was the sites final VISTA. I took that to heart. I dove in even though it took me a little to get my feet wet so to speak. About six months into my year, I finally started seeing results. Training numbers were low before I started, and for around the first six months. I worked on getting youth serving organizations trained, and our state childcare training hours program approval for our training. From October 2017 to the end of February 2018, we saw more than double the amount of adults trained. I have also been working on getting more volunteer facilitators. We do a yearly facilitator training which is coming up in April. I have more interest from volunteers than prior years. While I did not make the personal professional connections that I had hoped I would, I still got to do plenty of community outreach and meet people from other orginizations. I also realize that it is not much of an issue that I did not build my professional connections much, as I will be moving to the other side of the country when my children finish the school year.

    I feel that my VISTA year has helped me grow more professionally, and helped me to shed some of my fears of failure. This year has also helped to solidify that I want to continue in the social services field, so I started my Masters of Social Work degree in January 2018. I am excited to see what the future brings and I am glad that I had the VISTA experience. 

  • Alumni story
    Tina L. Hayes 2012 2014 Gainesville, Florida

    I do have to mention that I am an AmeriCorps State/National Alumni. I realize that this site may only apply to VISTA Alums, however I did not want to miss out on sharing a snapshot of my experience. I served with Rebuilding Together, Inc. a nationwide nonprofit organization with a mission of "Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners." I served at the Gainesville, Florida affiliate. My titles were AmeriCorps State/National CapacityCorps Member, Volunteer/Project Site Coordinator for Rebuilding Together North Central Florida 2012-2014 (now that's a mouthful!). I served for 2 years, repairing and rebuilding homes for homeowners that could not afford the much-needed critical home repair that was endangering the lives of them and their families. When I completed my AmeriCorps terms, I continued to serve the organization as a permanent staff member until I relocated. I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Pennsylvania.

    Thanks for looking! Photography by me, Tina L Hayes. Enjoy! If I am not able to upload more than one picture, I'll try to upload more in another post if I am allowed.