Recruitment VISTA 2019-2020
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your life and help strengthen schools and the students, families, and communities they serve by participating in service and volunteer activities. AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive a monthly stipend and have the opportunity to earn an education award in exchange for one year of service.
Safe Passages is a non profit organization committed to disrupting the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development. Safe Passages serves over 4,000 children and families annually through our strategies that span the age continuum of birth through young adulthood, including Early Childhood, School Linked Services, Juvenile Justice and Career Pathways. Safe Passages seeks to expand family engagement programs through the implementation of family resource centers located in Oakland’s highest need schools.
The Recruitment VISTA will support the organization with developing volunteer recruitment plans and strategies to engage community members in the diverse programs of the organization. Duties include:
- Work with Safe Passages staff to review and enhance existing Recruitment Plan;
- Conduct school site visits to determine the number and types of volunteers needed;
- Research Recruitment Best Practices;
- Research potential partnerships with business and community-based organizations;
- Work with Safe Passages staff to develop a volunteer data base.
Living allowance; healthcare allowance; childcare assistance, if eligible; relocation allowance; end of service Education award or stipend; federal loan forbearance or deferment; and training.
Deadline to apply is Friday, June 28, 2019.
Go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
Select “AmeriCorps VISTA” for Program Type, “California” for State, and “Safe Passages” for Program Name. Click on “Apply Now!”
Select “Safe Passages Recruitment VISTA,” then click “Apply Now!”