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Greater South Sound VISTA Team

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Serve Your Community. Start Your Career.

Join the Greater South Sound VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Team .

Greater South Sound VISTAs serve in the offices of our region’s public and nonprofit agencies, guided by the four Key Principles of VISTA Service: End Poverty, Build Capacity, Empower Communities, and Create Sustainable Solutions. Our Host Sites (the agencies hosting VISTAs) are spread across the Greater South Sound region, not only in Thurston County but also in Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties. The Greater South Sound VISTA Team is supported by a VISTA Leader, based out of United Way of Thurston County, who serves as a mentor and brings the team together for meetings, training, and community building.

We’re looking for applicants of all ages, from all backgrounds, who are passionate about social justice and economic equity, self motivated, and team oriented. With VISTA, you choose where you submit your application - select the Host Sites that you’re the most passionate about. Each Host Site creates an individualized VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) to plan out the VISTA’s upcoming Year of Service, so each VISTA position is unique. Some VADs involve being out in the community regularly, whereas others might involve a lot of time in the office analyzing data or designing a website. Sample responsibilities listed in recent VADs include: developing trainings for food bank volunteers, revising policies for a shelter, creating a public awareness campaign to prevent human trafficking, writing grants for a free childcare program, and more.

APPLY

View opportunities for August 2020 - August 2021 Year of Service at http://www.unitedway-thurston.org/americorps-vista .

About VISTA

  • Greater South Sound VISTA Team Facebook ( http://facebook.com/greatersouthsoundvistateam ) & Instagram ( http://instagram.com/greatersouthsoundvistateam )
  • 13 Lessons on Poverty video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15-DE4i30m8
  • History of VISTA - https://www.vistacampus.gov/vista-timeline-celebrating-50-years-vista-service
  • Stories of Service from former VISTAs - https://www.vistacampus.gov/stories-service

Benefits of Service (https://www.vistacampus.gov/members/benefits-of-service)

  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $479.08-$542.22 (pre-tax)
  • End-of-Service Award: choice of $6,195 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or approximately $1,800 cash stipend
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Relocation Assistance for applicants moving more than 50 miles from home to serve ($750 settling in allowance in addition to first payment of Living Allowance, plus 40 cents/mile moved)
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment or deferment on qualified student loans
  • Service-Related Transportation (mileage remibursement or public transit pass)
  • Comprehensive leave benefit
  • High-quality training, orientation, and professional development
  • 20% of weekly service hours may be spent on educational opportunities that develop skills required of you in your service
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) status for one year upon completion of service for Standard VISTAs
  • Opportunity be part of multiple teams as part of host site, United Way,and AmeriCorps networks

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About Greater South Sound VISTA Team

Location:

3525 7th Ave SW, 201, Olympia, WA 98502, US

Mission Statement

Serve Your Community. Start Your Career. Join the Greater South Sound VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Team.

Description

Greater South Sound VISTAs serve in the offices of our region’s public and nonprofit agencies, guided by the four Key Principles of VISTA Service: End Poverty, Build Capacity, Empower Communities, and Create Sustainable Solutions. Our Host Sites (the agencies hosting VISTAs) are spread across the Greater South Sound region, not only in Thurston County but also in Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties.

We’re looking for applicants of all ages, from all backgrounds, who are passionate about social justice and economic equity, self motivated, and team oriented. With VISTA, you choose where you submit your application - select the Host Sites that you’re the most passionate about. Each Host Site creates an individualized VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) to plan out the VISTA’s upcoming Year of Service, so each VISTA position is unique. Some VADs involve being out in the community regularly, whereas others might involve a lot of time in the office analyzing data or designing a website. Sample responsibilities listed in recent VADs include: developing trainings for food bank volunteers, revising policies for a shelter, creating a public awareness campaign to prevent human trafficking, writing grants for a free childcare program, and more.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3525 7th Ave SW, 201Olympia, WA 98502

(47.04143,-122.9574)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time, paid, community service for 1 year or more

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