Participant Voice & Empowerment VISTA, Transitions

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Recruiting Organization: Spokane County United Way - AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Develop resources to empower individuals, help community members find their voice, and include clients in program design and organizational decision-making processes at Transitions in Spokane!

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


  • Develop and establish a Participant Advisory Committee, which will allow participants in and alumni from Transitions’ programs to use their voices to inform and impact Transitions’ decisions
  • Conduct research on inclusion and interview community members to create the framework for this committee, recruit committee members from programs, and develop processes for engaging the committee in organizational decision-making bodies
  • Identify opportunities to enhance participant voice in parent engagement activities
  • Research best practices for developing curriculum for empowerment, finding voice, and storytelling for individuals who have experienced poverty

Project Description:

This project is supervised by Transitions, which aims to end poverty for women and children in Spokane. Transitions operates six programs to support this mission, which provide housing, childcare, and job skills training to women and families experiencing poverty and homelessness. This project intends to create more opportunities for program participants to be engaged in the organization’s decision-making processes and become more empowered in their journeys out of poverty. Additionally, this project seeks to help program participants and alumni develop confidence in their ability to advocate for themselves and their children through those journeys.

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:

  • $575 biweekly living allowance
  • Health coverage
  • Choice of either a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,195) 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
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Writing/Editing
  • Teamwork
  • Research
  • Community Engagement

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Fee Amount: None

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Sun Aug 14, 2022 - Tue Aug 15, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Spokane, WA 99201



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