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CARE Campus: After School Volunteer and Emergency Santa Coordinator VISTA

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Recruiting Organization: Catholic Charities Community Service of Arizona

Catholic Charities Community Services’ mission is to help the community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives. We are committed to serving people regardless of their race, ethnicity, economic status or religious affiliation. CCCS currently serves 23,000 persons annually in central and northern Arizona. You can be a huge part of this by joining Catholic Community Services as the Volunteer Service Coordinator VISTA! Come use your skills to protect and nurture children, strengthen and reunify families, shelter the homeless and abused, welcome and assist refugees, aid those in crisis and help the impoverished. CCCS' CARE Campus is a multi-service community center located in the heart of Mesa. CARE Campus and their partners serve the children and families in the community by offering after school services, prenatal care, early childhood education (Head Start), and a holiday assistance program called the Emergency Santa Program. The Emergency Santa Program provides invaluable help for parents during the holiday season. Parents volunteer their time at a local school, church, CARE Campus or other nonprofit organization and in exchange, CARE Campus provides new toys for the parents so they can ensure that their children receive a gift under the tree on Christmas morning.

Kelvin Ontiveros, the current Care Campus Volunteer and Emergency Santa Coordinator VISTA, noted, "I will always remember that winter I helped over 400 kids get Christmas presents and the smile it brought to the parents that could bring a gift home."

If you are interested in ending poverty, empowering communities, building capacity, and creating sustainable solutions, there could be a rewarding placement for you.


The VISTA will help expand the outreach efforts in the community by seeking volunteers and developing more consistent training and curriculum for our after-school program and other community center services. The research, development and pilot launch of this work is aimed for replication across more of our programs for scaling and sustainability. The VISTA would build a volunteer and intern base to sustainably run and enhance services offered. The VISTA will work throughout the year with donors and volunteers to assist us in identifying, promoting, marketing, securing and preparing for our holiday assistance program that serves hundreds of low-income and vulnerable households, group homes and agency programs. They will train, model and attend various community events, college and high schools, churches, and other relevant groups where volunteers are found as well as networking with existing community partners, donors, and past volunteers.


The ideal candidate will have skills in communication, public speaking, teamwork, and problem-solving. They must be eager to learn best-practices in community needs assessment, project management, and community outreach. Most importantly, they must have a passion for and willingness to walk alongside the most vulnerable in the community. Undergraduate degree required.


You will earn:

  • Living allowance
  • Health coverage
  • Child care allowance (if eligible)
  • Relocation allowance (if eligible)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Choice of AmeriCorps Segal Education Award or cash stipend upon successful completion of service term
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility status with the federal government upon successful completion of service term
  • Professional networking and introduction


This position has a start date of 6/6/2022-6/5/2023. Apply online through the my.americorps.gov portal using the link:


Please reach out to Shannon Hill at shill@cc-az.org with any questions about the position, AmeriCorps: CARE Campus: After School Volunteer and Emergency Santa Coordinator VISTA position here at Catholic Charities Community Services.

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Sun Jun 05, 2022 - Mon Jun 05, 2023
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