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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: San José Clinic


San José Clinic is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to complete a one-year service term starting this summer! The VISTA program targets multidimensional poverty by placing motivated individuals in capacity-building roles at community organizations across the United States. As an integral part of our Volunteer Services department, the VISTA member will fuel the clinic's sustainable growth by facilitating volunteer recruitment and stewardship; developing multilingual marketing materials; analyzing patient and volunteer data; and conducting outreach in the local community. Furthermore, through professional development training and networking opportunities, the VISTA member will gain the skills, connections, and confidence to excel as a leader in their future career.


  • 18 years of age or older (no upper age limit).
  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  • Able to successfully complete a background investigation.


A successful VISTA member will have:

  • Interest in learning more about nonprofit work, health equity, and structural barriers to healthcare in the United States, along with a desire to approach these issues with respect and empathy.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Independence, self-motivation, and discipline: should be able to produce high-quality work with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to handle multiple projects with overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong relationship-building skills: should be comfortable working with staff, volunteers, and patients from a variety of demographic, cultural, and professional backgrounds.
  • Adaptability in restructuring project priorities and resolving challenges as they arise.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Excel is strongly recommended.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (strongly recommended).
  • Access to reliable transportation (strongly recommended).


  • Living allowance: modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.
  • Loan deferment and interest forbearance.
  • Non-competitive eligibility: upon completion of service, VISTA members will receive one year of non-competitive eligibility for employment in the federal government.
  • End of service award: upon completion of service, members can choose between a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,495) to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash stipend.
  • Professional development training: in-person and virtual training on becoming a community development change agent.
  • Health coverage.
  • Childcare coverage (if eligible).
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible).

Please contact us at volunteerapp@sanjoseclinic.org with any inquiries. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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