HandsOn VISTA - City of Phoenix Makers Space

HandsOn Greater Phoenix

About the organization

Our 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 U.S.

For 25 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix has worked with nonprofits, schools, neighborhood associations and government entities to meet the volunteer needs of the Greater Phoenix area. Our 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.

BENEFITS: VISTA members are paid a modest living allowance, have access to medical benefits, are given a year of Federal Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE), and a $6,000 Education Award. APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL FILLED. PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR BEST CONSIDERATION!


Serve with the City of Phoenix Housing Department as a part of the HandsOn VISTA Team!

Close the technology gap by developing innovative programming and leading visitors in tinkering and exploring STEM content through hands-on approaches! Take the iWork Makers Space to the next level by leading the transition of the space to a sustainable community lead model. The VISTA member will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and assisting Makerspace staff/volunteers in equipment use (like a 3D printer), and developing systems to keep the space operable into the future with a mostly volunteer crew. Goals this year include: (1) Continuing to develop and prototyping innovative maker activities and coordinating all aspects of Makerspace programming by staff and volunteers. (2) Researching prospective community agencies and groups that will generate resources for sustaining the Makerspace’s inventory supply and workshop facilitation. (3) Increasing participation through development of a marketing plan and outreach efforts.

Complete your service year learning about sustainable project design, gaining experience in volunteer management and program management, all while earning a $6,000 education award!


• Must be 18 years of age
• Must be able to pass a Federal Background check
• Must be able to work in the United States
• Please see full posting at www.handsonphoenix.org/beaVISTA for more details


VISTA Living Allowance

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants must apply via My AmeriCroips. The posting for this position can be found via our current openings page – www.handsonphoenix.org/beaVISTA - which will take you to the My.AmeriCorps portal.

Please reach out to [email protected] for any issues.

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