AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to fight poverty. Join the Get Healthy program to develop healthy, active lifestyle options and educational opportunities in La Paz County, Arizona.
The Get Healthy VISTA will:
develop a health and wellness collaborative and a strategic coordination plan to guide programs in the community
recruit and train volunteers
develop local support
oversee the delivery of programs and educational events
The collaborative will include County Health Departments, hospitals, regional behavioral health organizations, educational institutions, Head Starts, elected officials, agencies currently providing wellness programs, local businesses and community leaders.
VISTAs will recruit volunteers to provide evidence-based educational programs that promote healthy living and healthy aging. Additional programs will be offered to the community as determined by the collaborative.
Start dates are in August and October 2016. Benefits include a modest living stipend, $200/month housing stipend, and an education award upon successful completion of the year of service.