Leadership

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 9 June 2017

    Feeding Texas is the statewide network of food banks whose mission it is to lead a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We help place and support VISTA members in food banks all over the state. Each project serves to work within local need and capacity to address the upstream economic causes of hunger and the intersectionality between hunger, health, and poverty.

    Location

    Austin, TX 78704
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 29 June 2017

    Work On Important Issues

    Do you think the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms makes no sense? Do you agree that the most widely-used herbicide in U.S. history shouldn’t cause serious health impacts? Do you think consumers should be protected from unsafe or unscrupulous practices?

    If you agree — and if you’re willing to work harder than you’ll work at most jobs to win smart solutions on real problems that affect millions of lives — consider a job as a fellow with U.S. PIRG.

    What It Means To Be A Fellow

    Location

    Washington, DC 20003
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 29 June 2017

    At Toxics Action Center, we start from the core belief that everyone has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community where government operates responsively and democratically. For 30 years, our mission has been to make these rights a reality by organizing side by side with residents who are facing toxic threats to build their capacity and power. We train residents in the skills and know-how they need to run effective local campaigns, while also developing long-term leaders to fuel New England’s progressive movements.

    Location

    Boston, MA 02110
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 29 June 2017

    The Boston Office Manager oversees the management of the Boston office and digital systems for over a dozen organizations that are members of The Public Interest Network.

    The Public Interest Network

    Location

    Boston, MA 02110
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 29 June 2017

    The campaign

    Location

    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Alumni story
    Marisa Thomas 2012 2012 Tallahassee

    After learning about AmeriCorps in 2011 and completing two terms of service through State/National, I had the opportunity to become a Summer VISTA through Florida State University's Youth Programs at the Center for Leadership and Social Change. My Summer VISTA experience included coordinating speakers and community outreach presentations for a neighborhood summer youth program. The skills, knowledge and hindsight that I learned as a team member has been very influential in how I communicate with others on a professional and personal basis. An unforgettable highlight was when I was invited to attend the White House briefing for AmeriCorps Alums at the close of my Summer VISTA term. I highly recommend to individuals who are seeking to learn more about Americorps and/or able to only fulfill a short service term to apply for a nearby Summer VISTA position!

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    Are you up for the challenge of making a difference?

    Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG) is a U.S.-based, nonprofit, international student exchange organization. The FLAG team’s mission is providing high-quality international exchange experiences that transform the lives of high school students, American families, and communities. FLAG is seeking enthusiastic, persistent individuals to serve as Local Coordinators.

    Responsibilities include:

    Location

    Portage, MI 49002
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Alumni story
    Ericc :) Powell 2006 2007 Bristol, RI

    The Hokie Pokie says, "Your put your whole self in, you put your whole self out, you put your whole self in and you shake it all about...you do the hokie pokie and you turn yourself around, that's what it's all about!"  That is the VISTA Program.  You commit to a year of putting yourself in a community.  While you are there, you shake off your pre-conceptions, your judgements, and you share your knowledge, skills, and expertise with the community, serving with (not for) them.  At the end of your VISTA year, you leave behind valuable resources, information, tools, transitional materials, and you put yourself out of the community in terms of having left a legacy for them to build upon and grow.  As you leave, you know that you did your part to helping the community turn itself around.  And, "that's what it's all about!"

    Though I served not far from where I went to college, I did not know much about my community except for its afluence.  I decided to live two miles from my service site so I could be in the community.  Though I had a car, I decided it was more cost-effective, healthy, and fun to walk or ride my bike to service.  I am a people-person adn spent time getting to know other people at my service site, along with integrating myself into the community as my VAD talked about improving existing and expanding to new partnerships within the community.

    My first two months were rough, because I have always been a direct service person, and VISTAs do not do direct service but rather capacity-building.  How was I to succeed and finish out a position that I barely made it through two months doing things I did not want to do?  I will tell you how.  Thinking that the problem with the entire situation was not the VISTA Program.  The problem was not my service site.  Nor was it my supervisor.  The issue was not my VAD.  It was me.  When problems exist, first ask yourself, did I do something wrong or is there something I could have done differently?  If so, how could I have fixed it and how can I fix it?  Simple...make action steps and accomplish them.  I had to talk to my supervisor to tell her about my challenges.  That made all of the difference.  She understood and we were able to work together such that my year was extremely successful and meaningful and one of the greatest experiences I have had.

    At the time of my challenges, I used the phrase, "I'd better shape up or ship out" and I knew that for me, shipping out was not an option.  I committed to a year of service and the service site was expecting that as well.  I would do whatever I could to make sure to improve upon my situation and did.  It is common for people to have challenges, difficulties, and periods of disappointment.  But what is important is how you evaluate those times and what you do about them.  Take the time to really reflect on what happened, and spend time working to make a difference!

    VISTA service is amazing, and you are amazing as a VISTA!

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 May 2016

    The position of AmeriCorps VISTA Leader offers many opportunities to VISTA alumni who are looking for a new challenge. Kansas has three VISTA Leader positions open to applicants in summer 2015.

    Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas

    VISTA Project Description: Benefit over 300 low-income, minority students and their families served through the College, Catholic Charities, Bethel Neighborhood Center, El Centro, Inc., and the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools.

    Leader Service Dates: 7/24/2015 - 7/23/2016

    Location

    Kansas City, Wichita, KS 0000
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 May 2016

    Turn the Page, Kansas City, MO

    The position of AmeriCorps VISTA Leader offers many opportunities to VISTA alumni who are looking for a new challenge. Missouri has one VISTA Leader position open to applicants in summer 2015.

    VISTA Project Description: Turn the Page KC mobilizes the Kansas City community to help increase the number of students that can read at grade level by 3rd grade.

    Leader Service Dates: negotiable

    Location

    Kansas City, MO 00000
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No

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