Youth Recreation Development VISTA, HUB Sports Center

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Recruiting Organization: Spokane County United Way - AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Break barriers to play and social-emotional development for low-income youth and families in the greater Spokane Valley region through communications and resource development!

Note: This is a full-time, one-year volunteer opportunity in partnership with AmeriCorps, S pokane County United Way, and HUB Sports Center. All interested parties must apply via the My AmeriCorps portal to be considered for this role:


  • Research the benefits of sports and play on social-emotional and physical development, with an emphasis on the impacts for low-income youth and families
  • Develop marketing and communications resources to raise awareness of the project and its value, and to support grant-writing efforts
  • Identify opportunities and resources to fund, further develop, and sustain this exciting initiative and its future programs
  • Apply for grants to fund development of teen center and recreation fields for your and families in Spokane Valley

Project Description:

This project is supervised by HUB Sports Center, which provides space, events, and programs to support the development of life skills for youth in the greater Spokane Valley area through play. This project aims to create outdoor fields and programming for youth that is accessible year-round. Removing barriers to access safe outdoor play areas will increase the availability and opportunity for play and activity, which helps low-income and disadvantaged youth break the cycle of poverty by improving their mental, emotional and physical health throughout the year. Studies have concluded that youth involved in physical activity do better in school and have lower levels of depression and self-derogation. This project will also develop an after-school teen center for students at neighboring Selkirk Middle School, where 23% of students are considered economically disadvantaged and 21.6% qualify for free or reduced lunch. Research led by Spokane County identified in 2015 that Spokane Valley needed additional fields to support youth health and development. No new fields have been developed since then, and this project will help meet that community need.

Benefits & Logistics:

This position is in Spokane County, Washington, about 20 miles west of Idaho and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. Benefits include:

  • $675 biweekly living allowance
  • Health coverage
  • Choice of either a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,495) or $1,800 cash stipend upon successful completion of service term
  • Federal non-competitive eligibility, giving you an edge in the federal hiring process
  • Access to the CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Join a cohort of VISTA members throughout Spokane in professional and personal development opportunities
  • Mileage reimbursement or a bus pass for service-related travel


  • Communications
  • Fundraising/Grant writing
  • Leadership
  • Writing/Editing
  • Youth Development
  • General Skills
  • Teamwork

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Fee Amount: None

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