What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that started in 1964 designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA Members commit to work full-time as a paid professional volunteer for at least one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
Families in Transition is proud to be a coordinator organization for one of the New Hampshire’s largest, statewide AmeriCorps VISTA Programs. Families in Transition partners with nonprofit and government agencies in New Hampshire to place 20+ VISTAs annually who work for at least one year to build programs that fight poverty and improve the quality of life for the most disadvantaged members of our community.
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Current Available FIT VISTA Positions
Treatment Education and Engagement VISTA
New Futures – Concord, NH
Help low-income and chronically homeless New Hampshire citizens access insurance for substance abuse treatment to fight the state’s opiate crisis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Assistant VISTA
Office of Student Wellness, NH DOE – Concord, NH
Targeted out reach for Youth Mental Health training for adults and youth over 16 who work or interact with students who are identified as at risk, homeless or are living with poverty.
Marketing and Communications:
Copper Cannon Camp Development VISTA
Copper Cannon Camp – Bethlehem, NH
Help increase the off-season usage of Copper Cannon Camp and increase donor relations through marketing and outreach efforts.
Marketing and Program Development VISTA
Oscar Foss Memorial Library – Center Barnstead, NH
Build educational resources and sustainable programming for low income community, after school program. Help us to provide a space to welcome, educate and engage all ages and members of our community.
Research and Program Development:
Coordinator of Career and College Mentorships VISTA
Laconia School District Project EXTRA – Laconia, NH
Oversee the coordination, capacity-building, and implementation of the REAL Initiative serving the Laconia Middle School students from families with low socio-economic status.
Fundraising and Grant-writing:
Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator VISTA
Families in Transition – Manchester, NH
Calling all detailed-oriented, writers looking for a fast-paced year of event & fundraising experience. Our position will help build your resume while you raise funds to provide a home to homeless.
Benefits of Being A FIT VISTA
- 1 year of professional work experience
- Professional development, training & networking opportunities
- Forbearance of Federal Student Loans (interest can be paid at completion of service!)
- Choice of education award: $5,815 to use for school or pay off loans or $1,500 cash stipend upon successful completion of service
- 20 days of sick and vacation leave
- Living stipend (Avg. $1,000/month before taxes)
- Food assistance, Health Coverage, Child Care Assistance (if eligible).
If you have any questions, please contact Families in Transition VISTA Program at: [email protected] or 603.641.9441 ext 357.
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