What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that started in 1964 designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA Members commit to serve 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 – New Horizons is proud to coordinate one of New Hampshire’s largest, statewide AmeriCorps VISTA Programs. Families in Transition -New Horizons partners with nonprofit and government agencies in New Hampshire to place 20-30 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
Marketing and Communications:
Marketing and Community Engagement VISTA
Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter-Nashua, NH
Raise awareness of Nashua Soup Kitchen services to reach those with food insecurities. Improve volunteer and sponsor recruitment that can capture new volunteers, increase capacity.
Communications Assistant VISTA
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH-Berlin, NH
Assist CASA of NH in marketing and communications campaigns aimed at recruiting new volunteers and spreading awareness of CASA’s mission – therefore helping serve more abused and neglected children.
Research and Program Development:
Copper Cannon Camp Developer VISTA
Copper Cannon Camp- Bethlehem, NH
Help Cooper Cannon Camp build capacity to provide free summer camp for at-risk youth. Utilize social media accounts to spread awareness for Copper Cannon Camp and it’s facilities.
Development Associate VISTA
Harbor Homes- Nashua, NH
Help NH’s Safe Station in their mission to serve low income individuals who are struggling with substance and opioid abuse.
Health Technology Specialist VISTA
Harbor Homes-Nashua, NH
Help save lives by serving at Nashua’s NH Safe Station, getting those struggling with substance use, such as opioids, get needed treatment and services.
Compliance and Risk Associate VISTA
Harbor Homes-Nashua, NH
Gain experience and assist with compliance, audit and risk assessment projects for programs that provide residential, healthcare and supportive services which enable individuals and families to escape and avoid homelessness.
Resident Services VISTA
Portsmouth Housing Authority- Portsmouth, NH
Increase the capacity of Portsmouth Housing Authority’s resident services coordination program, grow the volunteer program, community partnerships and the ability to attract new funding sources in the Seacoast area.
Family Enrichment and Volunteer Program Coordinator VISTA
Manchester Community Health Center-Manchester, NH
Help the Manchester Community Health Center in creating new programs and expanding current programming, and recruit and engage volunteers.
Community Engagement and Outreach:
Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA
Youth Council- Nashua, NH
Help low-income youth avoid substance misuse, police actions by assisting award-winning non-profit tell its story and gain more funding support enabling more youth served who can succeed in life.
United Way of the Greater Seacoast VISTA
United Way of the Greater Seacoast- Portsmouth, NH
Build the capacity of United Way and its nonprofit partners to fulfill their missions, engage volunteers, and grow the reach of programs to meet the needs of low income families in the Seacoast area.
Engagement and Capacity-Building Specialist VISTA
NH Teen Institute-Manchester, NH
Engage with and build relationships in selected communities throughout New Hampshire to increase the youth and adult participation in our youth leadership and empowerment programming.
Benefits of Being A FIT VISTA
- 1 year of professional work experience
- Monthly professional development, training & networking opportunities
- Forbearance of Federal Student Loans (interest can be paid at completion of service!)
- Choice of education award: $6,095 to use for school or pay off qualifying loans or $1,800 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 – New Horizons VISTA Program at: [email protected] or 603.641.9441 ext 322.
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