AmeriCorps VISTA Service Opportunities!

RISC is honored to be a sponsor site for AmeriCorps VISTA, starting in the summer of 2019! We are in the process of selecting three AmeriCorps VISTA members to complete a year of service advancing RISC's anti-poverty work in the Richmond region.

Service Opportunities at RISC:

Community Assessment VISTA

Community Outreach VISTA

Development VISTA

TO APPLY: Please fill out the form completely AND submit your resume to riscorg@gmail.com with the title of the AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunity to which you are applying in the subject line (i.e. "Community Assessment VISTA")

 

 

The mission of AmeriCorps VISTA is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. The program’s nationwide corps of VISTA members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. VISTA members support programs that improve academic performance, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, and improve health services. They also support programs that increase housing opportunities, increase economic opportunities for low-income veterans and military families, and expand access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America. Since its inception, more than 200,000 individuals have served with AmeriCorps VISTA. Annually, more than 8,000 members made a difference at over 3,000 sites across the country. AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit AmeriCorps.gov/VISTA.

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