Asian-American Resource Center Community Services VISTA

City of Austin AmeriCorps VISTA

About the organization

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that focuses on projects aiming to alleviate poverty in communities across the country. The City of Austin currently has 22 VISTA members serving in departments across the city.

VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to build the capacity for programs to efficiently and effectively reach their goals of serving the community, bringing individuals and communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTAs primarily work on projects and tasks that are considered indirect service; the focus is working to assure projects are sustainable and can reach a larger population of people.


Assess the current Asian-American Resource Center (AARC) volunteer program using a SWOT analysis. Identify gaps in the program and systemic obstacles in the volunteering process. Identify community groups to work with for reoccurring volunteer engagement. Create a program manual for the volunteer programming. Research emerging community needs to help AARC provide services and programs. Assess current community needs for services and programs in the Korean, Vietnamese, and Burmese communities and identify potential volunteer efforts that may be incorporated. Seek collaborations and partnerships to further diversify programming. Promote AARC volunteer opportunities and increase partnership with community groups. Implement volunteer opportunities that serve underserved Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Create a social media campaign and online presence to increase volunteer interest.




1314$ per 30 days

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