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Greater South Sound VISTA (AmeriCorps Program)

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Serve Your Community. Start Your Career. 

Join the Greater South Sound VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Team

Greater South Sound VISTAs serve in the offices of our region’s public and nonprofit agencies, guided by the four Key Principles of VISTA Service: End Poverty, Build Capacity, Empower Communities, and Create Sustainable Solutions. Our Host Sites (the agencies hosting VISTAs) are spread across the Greater South Sound region, not only in Thurston County but also in Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties. The Greater South Sound VISTA Team is supported by a VISTA Leader, based out of United Way of Thurston County, who serves as a mentor and brings the team together for meetings, training, and community building. 

We’re looking for applicants of all ages, from all backgrounds, who are passionate about social justice and economic equity, self motivated, and team oriented. With VISTA, you choose where you submit your application - select the Host Sites that you’re the most passionate about. Each Host Site creates an individualized VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) to plan out the VISTA’s upcoming Year of Service, so each VISTA position is unique. Some VADs involve being out in the community regularly, whereas others might involve a lot of time in the office analyzing data or designing a website. Sample responsibilities listed in recent VADs include: developing trainings for food bank volunteers, revising policies for a shelter, creating a public awareness campaign to prevent human trafficking, writing grants for a free childcare program, and more. 

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View opportunities for August 2020 - August 2021 Year of Service at http://www.unitedway-thurston.org/americorps-vista

Serve Your Community. Start Your Career. 

Join the Greater South Sound VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Team

Greater South Sound VISTAs serve in the offices of our region’s public and nonprofit agencies, guided by the four Key…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Hunger, Food Security
  • Poverty

Location & Contact

Current listings by Greater South Sound VISTA (AmeriCorps Program)

Volunteer +LocationDate Posted
Community Engagement VISTA at United WayOlympia, WAAugust 11, 2020

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