HSPR SERV-OR and Community Engagement VISTA

Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project

About the organization

The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in major public health organizations to create or expand public health systems capacity. The project aims to reduce poverty in our communities by building sustainable public health programs and systems that ensure health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 50 years.

In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year.


This position is with the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, working with the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) program. SERV-OR is a database of licensed health care professionals who have registered to volunteer in response to Federal, State, and/or local emergencies. The Registry allows these licensed volunteers to join State and Local volunteer groups. Oregon needs a strong public health system to achieve better health and better care at lower costs, and SERV-OR is a vital tool in improving healthcare across Oregon.

The AmeriCorps member will revise, operationalize, and sustain existing programs with the Public Health Division’s State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR). The member will also develop a system for launching volunteer-run, statewide leadership chapters, aiming to ensure rapid response, situational awareness, volunteer engagement, sustained volunteer leadership, and health equity in lower-resourced areas of Oregon. AmeriCorps members on the OHA VISTA team serve their communities through indirect service. While your projects will endure for years, you will have limited interaction with clients and will be based in an office setting. Applicants should hold a four-year degree, four years of work experiences, or a combination thereof. Applicants should be independent, motivated, and have good writing and intercultural skills. Applicants should have experience in capacity building and program development.


- Availability to serve complete service term (04/12/2021 - 04/11/2022); dates not flexible.
- Must be 18 year or older, legally able to work in the U.S., and pass a background check
- Must have a college degree
- Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to Portland, OR
- Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
- Interest in public health and poverty alleviation



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista.

Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged.

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