VISTA Leader

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration

About the organization

The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is a nonprofit association for people who lead volunteers in Minnesota. We connect, educate, strengthen and advocate for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities. The MAVA VISTA program develops, expands, or improves volunteer programming that connects Minnesotans to the resources they need to move out of poverty.


As the VISTA Leader, you will mentor 8-15 VISTA Members, provide training opportunities for them, do data analysis, report writing, curriculum development and conduct program management activities. Duties include providing peer coaching and resources to members, leading monthly cohort trainings, conducting VISTA member outreach and recruitment, and evaluating program effectiveness. We have 8 current sites and 8 incoming sites including, Foundation for Essential Needs, Second Harvest Heartland, Lutheran Social Services, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Hennepin Healthcare, The Family Partnership, United Way of Freeborn County, YWCA Minneapolis, CAPI USA, Wright County Community Action, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Girls on the Run Twin Cities, Minnesota Tool Library, Senior Community Services, and Anoka Technical College. As the VISTA Leader you will receive your certification in volunteer leadership, learn about the evolving field of volunteer engagement, network with local and national leaders in the field, and contribute your creativity to a small, fun nonprofit. You will be a vital team member in our small non-profit team and will help us expand volunteer engagement while working to eliminate poverty. In exchange for your service you will receive $1,316/mo, choice of a $6,345 education award or $3,000 end of service stipend, and access to professional development funds.


MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ONE FULL-TIME SERVICE TERM (VISTA, other AmeriCorps, or Peace Corps) TO APPLY. You will need to have completed one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA or Peace Corps. If you are an evacuated Peace Corps member, you may be able to serve as a VISTA leader with less than one year of service. Position will remain open until filled.


15,792.00 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For more information or to apply email your resume to the VISTA Program Supervisor Maureen Bourgeois at [email protected]

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