AZ Department of Education HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA

HandsOn Greater Phoenix

About the organization

Serve with the Arizona 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. HandsOn Greater Phoenix: For nearly 25 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix has worked with nonprofits, Title I schools, neighborhood associations and government entities to assess and meet the volunteer needs of the Greater Phoenix area.

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


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 awardthat can be used towards federal loans or for further education. To find out more about our benefits please follow this link:

Application deadline: October 31st, 2019



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

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for VISTA positions you must have a My.AmeriCorps account:

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


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