AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps / The Alliance

About the organization

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), has been at the forefront of fighting poverty in America for over 50 years. Founded in 1965, AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents, and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to end the cycle of poverty.

The Alliance is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. We receive federal funding to support our national service programs such as the Houston Adult Literacy Project. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy Project is to build the capacity of Adult Literacy organizations that serve Houston’s low-income, low-literacy populations to help them to obtain and grow the skills they need to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life and Economic Opportunity. To take action against adult illiteracy, or to learn more, please click our link in bio or visit www.TheAllianceTX.org/VISTA

Duties

The Houston Adult Literacy VISTA project is designed to support and build capacity to provide opportunities to low-income individuals to obtain an education, workforce training, and skills that will meet the needs of employers and lead to increased employment opportunities.

VISTA Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at one of The Alliance’s service partner organizations. Members focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of their organization.


With passion, commitment, and hard work, members will create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTA members have the potential to engage in capacity-building projects under guided supervision by agency staff and various nonprofit Directors. Projects may include, but are not limited to:

Working alongside agency staff to implement development campaigns
Developing and implementing training materials and curriculum for volunteer orientations, use of database technology, and/or site-based procedures
Coordinating and executing mentorship programs
Grant writing and funding research
Coordinating, recruiting, and managing volunteers

Qualifications

-Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)

-Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please visit this link for assistance in completing your application:

https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/vistacampus/files/How_to_apply_AmeriCorps_VISTA_checklist.pdf

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