A job helping reduce homelessness? Apply with AmeriCorps VISTA


Want to put your creativity and energy to work helping reduce homelessness in Gila County? AmeriCorps VISTA invites applicants for a job assigned to Gila County Community Services and with a mission to continue efforts that began last year toward establishing a ‘Continuum of Care’ program to reduce homelessness.

Founded as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), AmeriCorps is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Participants must be at least 18 years old and are paid a living allowance of $479 every two weeks plus $100 monthly housing reimbursement; relocation and childcare assistance -- if eligible – and given free training. Completing the one-year commitment brings the choice between a $6,195 education award or an $1,800 end-of-service stipend. Apply online at https://bit.ly/2O1P2K4

Questions? Call Tanya Burgess at 602-344.4609 or email [email protected]

What is Gila County Community Services? Through a variety of programs, a dedicated staff of 22 connects low-income individuals with the services they need to overcome the challenges of poverty. Programs range from Gila Employment and Special Training (GEST); Developmental Disabilities Day Program and Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service, Housing Services (Section 8) and the Gila County Comprehensive One Stop – which used to be known as Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act site.

And what is AmeriCorps? Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for over 50 years. AmeriCorps VISTA participants make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. With passion, commitment and hard work, VISTA members bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Projects can vary and are not limited to: developing outreach and marketing campaigns, building a social media presence, creating a program database, writing grants, managing a program in its first year, and recruiting volunteers. Read more at https://arizonanonprofits.org/page/AmeriCorpsVISTA

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