Volunteer Coordinator VISTA | Memphis/Shelby Police Activities League

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 of the project iso recruit and retain volunteers to support Memphis Shelby Police Activities League (PAL) youth, ages 5-18 who live in impoverished areas by using sport activities as a method to prevent crime, build character, and reduce the stresses that poverty has on a young person’s life. In partnership with the Memphis Police, the PAL program will provide positive activities as alternatives and encounters with law enforcement to build trust with the community members. The VISTA will expand upon the volunteer recruitment, onboarding, and training process and procedures. The process and procedures are to incorporate methods of execution for virtual execution.

To establish, develop, and build capacity of community volunteers equipped to work with high-risk youth. Build and implement strategic recruitment and marketing plan. Identify and coordinate opportunities for recruitment efforts to include virtual, face-to face, and/or social media. Create and implement an efficient process for communicating volunteer resources, updates and appreciation. Establish a recognition and reward program for exemplary volunteers and youth participants. Support the delivery of trainings, include trainings to improve the experience of and outcome of youth served. Research current national trends in at-risk youth programs and developmental relationship. Analyze and revise policies, processes, systems and documents related for volunteer on-boarding for seamless implementation.


-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.


$513.94 bi-weekly

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Contact email: [email protected]

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