AmeriCorps VISTA

WellShare International

About the organization

WellShare International partners with diverse communities to promote health and well-being, and has done so since 1979. Using a health equity approach and a community health worker model, WellShare focuses on building healthy communities with refugee and immigrant populations. Key WellShare programs that will be in the VISTA’s portfolio include our early childhood family home visiting program, East African Smoke-Free Project, Somali and Karen child spacing program, and several other of our Minnesota-based programs.


Member Duties: Working in partnership with WellShare’s diverse staff, the VISTA will provide leadership towards the creation of systems that allows WellShare to more effectively reach the refugees and immigrants our programs serve. This includes: 1) Improving WellShare’s program monitoring and evaluation processes. Specifically, the VISTA will create tools and systems to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative program outcomes. 2) Improving WellShare’s reach to our target populations. Specifically, the VISTA will create resources and strategies to provide health education and services to more beneficiaries in a more effective and holistic manner


College Graduate


Approximately $12,500

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Program Benefits: Training, Living Allowance, Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance.

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Terms: Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Health.

Skills: General Skills, Public Health, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Writing/Editing, Leadership, Computers/Technology.

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