AZ Department of Education HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Member

HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Team

About the organization

Serve with the AZ Department of Education as a part of the HandsOn VISTA Team! Our VISTA Director is an RPCV (Mongolia), so we understand your experience and can work with you if you are interviewing while still in country! A VISTA year can be an excellent way to transition back to the US.

The HandsOn VISTA program supports 20 VISTA members at multiple placement sites across the valley. Our VISTA members enable our community service partners to expand capacity and build lasting infrastructure by creating the processes and tools needed to effectively access and utilize valuable resources. HandsOn VISTA members will improve their own capacity for leading communities during and beyond their terms of service by developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities related to volunteer mobilization, civic engagement, and other areas. HandsOn VISTAs also receive monthly professional development training and lead a monthly community project.


Join the AZ Dep. Of Education Educator Excellence Unit as a HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA and work where legislation meets reality. Working in your unit you will help support and strengthen several teachers and leader's professional development initiatives by assisting in project design, data collection and analysis among other activities.

Skills you will gain:
-Collaborative partnership building
-Training procedures
-Data analyzing
-Professional Development
-Complete your year of service with a solid knowledge of the Arizona education landscape, experience in adult education, program administration and a $6,000 education award!

We are HandsOn Greater Phoenix's AmeriCorps VISTA program. All of our VISTA positions are for one year here in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. VISTAs who move over 50 miles qualify for a relocation allowance as well as a settling in allowance. All of our VISTAs receive a modest living allowance of around $1,000/month, plus federal loans qualify for forbearance. After the completion of ones year of service they also qualify for around a $6,000 education award that can be used towards federal loans or for further education. To find out more about our benefits please follow this link:


-Must be 18 years of age
-Must be able to pass a Federal Background check
-Must be able to work in the United States

Preferred qualities:
-Understanding education policy
-Bachelor's degree


12,000/ year / stipend

Application instructions

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Please contact HandsOn Greater Phoenix VISTA Leader Makayla with any questions or concerns: [email protected] | 623-223-9252

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