The AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer program has multiple positions open! For more information visit: https://americorps.gov/
Food Bank Nutrition VISTA - Increase efficiency of the food bank and support program by recruiting volunteers to ensure participants we serve receive food products and utilize the food products in an efficient manner and increase utilization of nutritional options based on donations received. The VISTA will help expand and strengthen partnership/networks with other food pantries, extension offices, county health officials and develop cookbooks that are shared with staff. The VISTA Volunteer would need to have an interest in healthy eating, knowledge of cooking skills, organizational skills and good communication skills.
Grant Search, Grant Writing, and Social Media VISTA - Develop processes and use social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to raise funds for a regional charity serving persons with developmental disabilities through grant searching, analyzing, and writing grant applications.
Marketing and Events VISTA - The goal is to ensure that persons with differing abilities, that qualify for the Medicaid income threshold, continue to have a life of dignity & satisfaction their communities. DSNWK is a provider for individuals that qualify for I/DD waiver services. The goal of this project is to increase more relationships within the community and support development activities to spread awareness of services.
Call Sara at 785-625-5678 to learn more about VISTA opportunities!
Full Time Members (1 Year Term) Benefits:
- Child Care assistance, if eligible - https://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/americorps/americorps-and-vista-child-care
- A full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member can choose to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, worth approximately $6,000 (voucher), or an end-of-service cash stipend, with approximately $1,800, at the end of their service term. The amount of a full-time Education Award increases every year based on the Pell Grant.
- Education award upon successful completion of service. The award is in the form of a voucher and can be used for future educational training and related expenses at Title IV schools, and/or to repay existing eligible federal student loans. Be sure to visit the EdAward site to learn which student loans are qualified and which are not.
- Health coverage - https://www.vistacampus.gov/members/benefits-of-service/healthcare-benefit
- Living allowance ($36.71/day)
- Relocation allowance (Relocation Travel Allowance: This allowance is based on the direct mileage between your home address and your VISTA service site. The allowance is calculated at $0.40 per mile and is paid eight to ten weeks after you submit a relocation voucher. This is based on the address you are located when you apply for the position.)
- Training (training available through the VISTA portal or by the agency that the member is at)
- Personal Leave: 10 days (vacation, personal days, religious observances)
- Medical: 10 days (illness, injury, medical appointments)
- Parental: for birth or adoption, use personal and medial first. Might be approved for an additional 10 days for a total of 30 days, if required by a medical professional.
- Emergency: Up to 5 additional leave days may be granted if a natural disaster requires leaving the site or an immediate family member becomes critically ill or dies. Sponsors must approve and notify the state office.
- Military: As required by Military