HRDC Community Cafe VISTA


Cause Areas


Mon Jul 25, 2016 - Tue Jul 25, 2017


2022 Central AveGreat Falls, MT 59401


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.

This culinary workforce training program aims to provide chronically under and unemployed individuals with opportunities for gainful, lasting employment. This program is about developing the skills and personal abilities within the clients so that they may achieve their goals, gain financial independence and build the credentials and resources necessary for a successful livelihood. By creating higher level training options along the career pathway. Expand the program by engaging community partners to create work sites specifically for program graduates entering the job market. This program alleviates poverty by lifting the barriers preventing individuals from successfully entering the workforce and retaining employment. Coupled with comprehensive wrap-around services, the participants aren't just tossed into the workplace; they are guided into mentored pathways where they have the structure to get a running start and the security to know they are always supported no matter what they face.

Member Duties :The VISTA for Community Cafe Workforce Development Program will expand on the previous member's work, assessing curiculum and delivery to meet compliance for Prior Learning Assessments (PLA's) with upcomming AA Culinary Arts Degree Program at Gallatin College. They will ensure that the culinary arts and hospitality career pathway has a complete track and capstone program on-board. The VISTA will work closely with case managers, workforce development team and the economic development unit. The VISTA will also be working closely with the volunteers of the Cafe, recruiting and training them.

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 If you are interested please email resume.

Thank You.


  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • One Year
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