AmeriCorps VISTA: Donor and Volunteer System Specialist

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Recruiting Organization: Unity Shelter

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position Description

Host Site Name: Unity Shelter

Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Supervisor: Operations Coordinator

VISTA Position Title: Donor and Volunteer System Specialist

Teaser: As a Unity Shelter VISTA, you will support our work to move people from homelessness to housing by establishing an effective system for recruiting, managing and sustaining donors and volunteers.

Member Duties

As a VISTA member at Unity Shelter (US) you will help end poverty by supporting our work to move people from homelessness to safe shelter. Major functions will include setting up and managing a donor and volunteer software management system (Little Green Light), creating a grant repository, and assisting with donor and volunteer events.

VISTA members serve their communities through indirect service. While the programs you will develop will endure for years you will have limited interaction with our clients and be based in an office setting or work virtually.


Applicant should hold a four-year degree in a social services, human services or public health field, or two years of relevant work experience, or a combination thereof. The applicant should be detail-oriented and enjoy being part of a human services work environment. The applicant should have experience with spreadsheets, databases, and MS365.

Service Description

Unity Shelter (US), located in Corvallis, Oregon strives to expand desperately needed shelter options for those without a safe place to call home. Our mission is providing safe shelter through collaborative care. Our programs include a shelter for women, shelter for men, a hygiene center, and a transitional housing program for any gender plus couples and families. Our community is a college town of about 55,000 people in the beautiful Willamette Valley, 1 hour from the coast and less than 2 hours from Portland. The VISTA member placed at our agency will assist in developing our donor and volunteer management systems. These systems will strengthen US’s capacity to sustain operations and help move more individuals from homelessness to housing. The VISTA member will spend the majority of their time working with staff and board and committee members. The US VISTA member will play a dynamic role in ending poverty by building and implementing key tools for recruiting and retaining donors and volunteers. They will assist in the design and implementation of volunteer and donor outreach events and will establish a grant writing repository to streamline and enhance US’s grant writing efforts. The work the VISTA accomplishes during their service will be integral to US’s future success. As a US VISTA member, you will be part of a larger cohort of AmeriCorps members serving throughout Oregon and Washington State and coordinated by Mercy Corps Northwest. Early applications encouraged.

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Fee Amount: None

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Homeless & Housing
Employment, Homeless & Housing


Sun Feb 13, 2022 - Mon Feb 13, 2023
04:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Corvallis, OR 97333







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