The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
UWTC's AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.
Join our United Way of Thurston County AmeriCorps VISTA team of 20 VISTA members in Washington state's Pierce and Thurston counties. We are seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to commit to a year of national service for Thurston Asset Building Coalition, where you will raise awareness of and community engagement with financial resources to support economic empowerment. Apply now at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=83464&fromSearch=true.
Benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA service:
Bi-weekly living allowance of $472.22 (pre-tax)
End-of-service award (choice of $6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment or deferment on qualified student loans
Transportation and relocation assistance
Comprehensive leave benefit
High-quality training, orientation, and professional development
Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status upon completion of service
Unique team experience as part of United Way and AmeriCorps networks