Join the Montana Economic Opportunity VISTA project for a one year term!
MEO's goal is to strengthen three specific objectives within low income communities: improving access to financial literacy, developing transitional plans and/or continuity strategies to keep low income individuals in safe, affordable housing, and to improve employ-ability among under and unemployed Montanans.
The National Affordable Housing Network (NAHN) and Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana have partnered to provide safe, affordable, high performance housing to the region for more than 20 years through a variety of housing programs, including Mutual Self-Help Housing, Neighborhood Stabilization Programs, "A Brush with Kindness" and other community programs. Our mission is to serve the underserved by helping them to achieve the dream of homeownership. We build primarily superinsulated high performance house plans that are affordable to operate. Habitat’s "ReStore" program is just getting started in Butte, and NAHN is working to support Habitat’s transition to a sustainable, perpetual ReStore program. ReStores are retail locations of Habitat for Humanity affiliates where donated recycled building materials are sold at discounted prices. All proceeds of the ReStore are then used by the Habitat Affiliate to reinvest in the housing programs. These funds generated by the ReStore will build further capacity for our programs in the communities we serve. Starting a Restore consists of many different intricate pieces that will need to be thoroughly considered to be a permanent piece of the organization into the future.Member Duties :The VISTA will work with program staff alongside another VISTA to develop a business plan for the ReStore that will then be submitted to Habitat For Humanity International for approval. This plan will outline financial management, donation management, and volunteer recruitment strategies. The member will work on volunteer recruitment, leveraging donations, and fundraising for the startup of the store. We look to have a fully operable ReStore by the end of the member’s term of service. The member will also be doing community outreach and volunteer recruitment for "A Brush with Kindness" program and other programmatic outreach tasks relating to housing programs.
Program Benefits : An annual living allowance of $11,136;
An education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service; (or)
A cash award of $1500 upon successful completion of service;
Health care benefits;
Loan deferment or forbearance while enrolled as a VISTA;
Child care (if need criteria are met);
$550 Relocation funds if relocating from over 50 miles away;
Mileage reimbursement if relocating to serve; and
Professional training opportunities and citizenship development.
Listings to go live by May 11 th on myamericorps.gov. If you are interested please email resume.
- Grant Writing / Research
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Community Outreach
- Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 1 year