HandsOn Americorps VISTA
We are proud to manage a team of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members. These individuals dedicate a year of their lives to serve full-time in nonprofits and government agencies.
During their terms of service, VISTAs build the capacity of organizations established to alleviate poverty by developing sustainable programs in fundraising, volunteer coordination, and project management.
AmeriCorps VISTA members are not allowed to hold multiple jobs and receive a poverty-level stipend to better understand the lives of the clients they serve.
Apply now and join our team! We are currently recruiting individuals ages 18-24 to serve an 8-week term as VISTA Summer Associates. The 2015 HandsOn VISTA Summer Associates program will place members at partner host sites across Maricopa County to directly serve youth. This is a short-term, direct-service opportunity for 18-24 year old individuals to work alongside staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, Mesa Public Schools, and the City of Mesa to lead youth in educational activities. The goal is to keep at-risk youth engaged over the summer and prevent learning loss. Each of the roles at these sites will vary slightly, but all of our members will be providing direct-service support for summer youth enrichment programming. Summer Associates is an extension of our year-round AmeriCorps VISTA team. LEARN MORE
Interested in a one-year term of National Service? We're also recruiting for VISTA members to begin service in August with the host site organizations listed below! The HandsOn VISTA program supports nineteen VISTA members serving in the role of volunteer or program coordinators at multiple sites and in doing so, hopes to infuse volunteer management competency into the community. Members will enable our community service partners to build lasting infrastructure by creating the processes and tools needed to effectively access and utilize valuable volunteer resources. At the same time, more opportunities will be created for community members to engage in meaningful service to under-resourced communities. Members will also improve their capacity for leading their communities during and beyond their terms of service by developing their knowledge, skills and abilities related to volunteer mobilization and civic engagement through additional training and professional development.
Click each link to read a position summary and to apply online:
- Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (2 members)
- City of Phoenix - Neighborhood Services Department
- City of Phoenix - Office of Councilwoman Gallego
- College Success Arizona
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Homeless Youth Connection
- Hustle PHX
- Maricopa Integrated Health System
- Native American Connections (2 members)
- Phoenix Public Library
- SySTEM School