Volunteer and Outreach Specialist VISTA


Cause Areas


Thu Feb 01, 2018 - Thu Jan 31, 2019


3532 Franklin StreetSuite FDenverDenver, CO 80205


THIS IS A POSITION THROUGH AMERICORPS VISTA. APPLICANTS MUST FIRST REGISTER TO BE AN AMERICORPS VISTA. To learn more about the VISTA program, check out: https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/default/files/how_to_apply/index.html.

Member Duties:
Denver’s Early Childhood Council operates in a fun, modern office space. Our building is a shared space, housing a wide variety of non-profits that you could meet over lunch or at one of our building-wide happy hours! We value work-life balance, as well as providing opportunities for professional growth for all staff. Now that we covered our work environment, here are some examples of concrete tasks you could be working on:

* Utilizing Hootsuite and other communication/evaluation tools to create an Outreach Dashboard

* Browsing the web to find traffic-generating content for our many social media outlets

* Entering and analyzing data related to training and other key analytics

* Exploring volunteer and job board programs, and working with the Professional Development Team to design some of our own

* Assisting with large-scale Conference-style event planning and execution

Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Terms:Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Service Areas:Education, Community Outreach, Health, Children/Youth.

Skills:Writing/Editing, General Skills, Computers/Technology, Recruitment, Leadership, Team Work, Communications.

Service Description:This program is a chance to bring your knowledge and skills to not only streamlining the current systems our organization uses, but to develop new and creative ways to reach the community we work with to create positive, sustainable change for Denver’s youngest and most vulnerable children and their families. Communication and training play a key role in making this happen, so your contribution to this project will ultimately impact the effectiveness of our community engagement, and help us to make a difference for this population. This requires someone who has an eye for detail, while never losing sight of the bigger picture. An interest in social media and program evaluation would not go amiss either! Another aspect of this project focuses on increasing the capacity of the Council to implement and scale innovative program offerings to early learning programs, specifically targeting providers who serve high need families and children in Denver. To do this, the applicant will be designing a volunteer recruitment and onboarding process that the organization will use for years to come to ensure that our program offerings can be scaled to meet the needs of the community, even with uncertain funder support. This is crucial to the health of any non-profit, and our relationship with the people we serve. Last but certainly not least, this project will require designing and maintaining new pathways for expanding and strengthening outreach and communications at the Council. This is your chance to get creative! We are looking at a few specific projects, like a Job Board and a learning library, it is up to you to design these based on the starting steps of the previous VISTA! We are also open to other new and innovative communication tools and strategies, so this is a great way to bring your personal flair to the work.

Application Process

Qualified candidates must be part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and submit their application via the AmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/. To learn more about the VISTA program, check out: https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/default/files/how_to_apply/index.html.


  • Data Entry
  • Organization
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 40 hours a week (full-time VISTA position)
  • Participation in the Americorps VISTA program

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