AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers on Service to America) spend one year building capacity for poverty alleviating organizations. They work 35 hours a week and may work a second job or take classes during their service term. VISTAs are paid a modest stipend bi-weekly, benefits, and upon completion of service have a choice between an education or cash award. For more information about VISTA visit https://bit.ly/AboutVISTA. About benefits: https://bit.ly/BenefitsVISTA.
To be considered for this position you MUST fill out the online application at https://bit.ly/hopevpc
This VISTA position is being hosted at Focus: HOPE. For inquiries contact Focus: HOPE's VISTA Program Administrator, Amber Kainz, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruiting: 08/04/2021 - 09/19/2021
Term: 10/26/2021 – 10/23/2022
HOPE Village Revitalization Mission: Building a sustainable, equitable neighborhood with a high quality of life for all.
Focus: HOPE and Hope Village Revitalization serve and empower Detroit through a wide array of community-based approaches to growth and poverty alleviation. Together, we serve well over 40,000 residents annually. Focus: HOPE's programs include early childhood education, youth development, trade-based workforce training, and asset-based community development. These create a pipeline of opportunity for Detroiters at every stage of life. HOPE Village Revitalization was formerly a branch of Focus: HOPE but has since become an independent nonprofit organization. HVR works within the 100-block radius surrounding the Focus: HOPE campus on Oakman Boulevard, along the Detroit and Highland Park border. The residents of HOPE Village are the beneficiaries of all services and programming provided by HVR: sustainable housing, fresh food systems, healthy living, placemaking, community arts and culture, and the HOPE Village Farmers Market.
The VISTA will build a data base and track outcomes for community members that are engaged by the Community Health Advocate. They will identify a list of supplemental resources available to support community members. The VISTA will also recruit volunteers, and help coordinate and oversee volunteer projects. The goals are to track data that will demonstrate the outcomes for the Community Health Advocate Health Initiative, identify a number resources, such as: roof repair, wheel chair ramps, etc., and recruiting 10-20 volunteers for HOPE Village projects a month. The successful VISTA will demonstrate organizational skills, problem solving skills and networking skills.
Preferred skills include proficient in Microsoft suite programs, able to lift 10 lbs., community outreach and engagement, problem solving, and strong written and verbal skills.
AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers on Service to America) spend one year building capacity for poverty alleviating organizations. They work 35 hours a week and may work a second job or take classes during their service term. VISTAs are paid a…