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
Community Engagement and Outreach:
Community Outreach Coordinator
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. – Goffstown, NH
Expand programming to increase the number of vulnerable/low-income individuals and families in the equine assisted activities and therapies.
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.
Research and Program Development:
Coordinator of Career and College Mentorships
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.
Housing Project Assistant VISTA
The Way Home – Manchester, NH
Help develop funding opportunities for safe and affordable housing that helps to lift homeless individuals and families out of poverty.
Benefits of Being A FIT VISTA:
- 1 year of work experience
- Professional development & networking opportunities
- Forbearance of Federal Student Loans (interest can be paid at completion of service!)
- Choice of education award: $5,775 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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