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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Spokane County United Way - AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Support Inland Northwest students and families on their journeys from education to career by developing volunteer resources for our region’s new promise scholarship!

Note: This is a full-time, one-year volunteer opportunity in partnership with AmeriCorps, S pokane County United Way, and Innovia Foundation. All interested parties must apply via the My AmeriCorps portal to be considered for this role: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=111944.


  • Develop a comprehensive volunteer recruitment and management plan to strengthen and sustain a network of community leaders who will support the initiative
  • Engage volunteer network to enhance processes and policies related to the initiative and strengthen stakeholder feedback and storytelling mechanisms
  • Plan and coordinate volunteer engagement events, designed to foster collaboration, community research, and a positive volunteer experience
  • Support the sustainability of this volunteer network, to encourage long-term engagement

Project Description:

This project is supervised by Innovia Foundation, which aims to ignite generosity that transforms lives and communities in the areas of arts and culture, economic opportunity, education and youth development, health and wellbeing, and quality of life. This project aims to break the cycle of poverty and drive economic vitality in the region by uniting student and family supports from education to career. Using a promise scholarship to cover gaps in funding needed to attend college or other post-secondary programs as incentive, the initiative is a bold, cross-sector collaboration that brings together regional partnerships to develop a holistic solution to the issues our region is working to solve. The initiative breaks down silos and connects existing community resources together, realigning resources to best serve students and their families from pre-school through high school in preparation for post-secondary educational opportunity. The Year 1 VISTA member serving on this project will support this goal primarily through community volunteer engagement, communication, development and stewardship.

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
  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Teamwork

Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=1119 44

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

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Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

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Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurring

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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Sun Aug 14, 2022 - Tue Oct 24, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Spokane, WA 99201



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