Veteran Program VISTA | Volunteer Memphis
City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA
About the organization
The City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Team is a group of AmeriCorps VISTAs coordinated by the City of Memphis. Our mission is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. We work throughout Memphis to end poverty through capacity building and innovation. Our team is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, that engages over 5,000 people in service with AmeriCorps VISTA every year. Our members have been retired persons, mid-life career changers, recent graduates, and everything in between.
We tackle poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Memphis. City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Members expand economic & affordable housing opportunities and increase workforce development in economically disadvantaged communities.
The goal is to build capacity and sustainable solutions for Volunteer Memphis. Volunteer Memphis support community partners with volunteer recruitment and management for education, anti-poverty initiatives, veterans and their families. Our community partners service at-risk families across the Mid-South. In collaboration with Volunteer Memphis Director, the VISTA will serve to build an infrastructure and develop, compliance, and outreach strategies to grow the scope and impact of the Volunteer Memphis service partners that support the economic development of their clients’ education and anti-poverty initiatives. The VISTA will support events and projects that address issues veterans face.
Develop a firm knowledge base of Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis and their role in the community in preparation to improve upon and expand Volunteer Memphis to understand the role they play as it relates to the entire organization. VISTA will engage in orientation/training to develop a fuller understanding of the layout of Leadership Memphis/Volunteer Memphis initiatives/services and department and get situated in the workspace. This orientation/training will be conducted by staff. VISTA will assess the gap in service partners that serve at risk families across the Mid-South that utilizes the Volunteer Memphis tracking database. VISTA will expand upon and strengthen the infrastructure of Volunteer Memphis internal and external offerings.
-Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
-Pass a national service criminal history check
-Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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