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 coordinate one of New Hampshire’s largest, statewide AmeriCorps VISTA Programs. Families in Transition 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
Research and Program Development:
Program Development VISTA
NH Juvenile Diversion Network- Concord, NH
Help at-risk youth avoid substance misuse. Develop an Expansion Toolkit for groups wanting an accredited juvenile court diversion program for first-time offenders with staff and police help.
Volunteer Program Developer VISTA
My Friend’s Place- Dover, NH
Recruit and coordinate volunteers for the emergency shelter. All clients are below low income threshold and have multiple barriers including but not limited to addiction and mental health issues.
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.
Palace Youth Theatre Liaison VISTA
Palace Theatre-Manchester, NH
During the school year, the VISTA will expand access to PYT’s programming and the opportunity for low SES background students to participate in programming or the chance to experience a live show.
Community Engagement and Outreach:
Watch Me Grow Assistant VISTA
NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS)- Concord, NH
Watch Me Grow Assistant to aid in the development/implementation of NH’s important developmental screening/referral system for families of infants and young children, including those facing poverty.
Addiction and Behavioral Health Coordinator VISTA
State House- Concord, NH
The Governor’s Office on Addiction needs help as the State of NH is overwhelmed by the impact of the opioid crisis. Low income families and homeless need intervention and treatment.
Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA
NH Juvenile Diversion Network: 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.
Community OutReach Coordinator VISTA
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center-Goffstown, NH
Join us to support community outreach and increase the number of vulnerable/low income families who can benefit from equine assisted activities and therapies.
Family Enrichment/Volunteer Program Coordinator VISTA
MCHC: Child Health Services-Manchester, NH
Manage volunteers that help support low income families and children attain health services, access food, tutoring, etc. Help us address poverty & hunger in low income families.
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.
Marketing and Communications:
Program and Marketing Coordinator VISTA
New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness- Manchester, NH
Our VISTA will work on cutting-edge programs in the poverty-arena, including coordinating research projects, marketing activities for the NHCEH & building leadership skills in the homeless population.
Social Media Specialist VISTA
Harbor Homes- Nashua, NH
Help in the fight against the opioid epidemic by serving Nashua, NH’s Safe Station, which serves individuals concerned about their uses of opioids and other substances.
Marketing and Fundraising VISTA
Granite State Independent Living-Concord, NH
Jumpstart your career in marketing! Make a difference in the lives of seniors and people with disabilities across NH by helping to grow community support through marketing and fundraising at GSIL.
Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Marketing/Community Engagement VISTA
Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter-Nashua, NH
Raise awareness of Nashua Soup Kitchen services to reach those with food insecurities. Improved volunteer and sponsor recruitment can capture new volunteers, increase capacity.
Graphic Design and Communications Coordinator VISTA
Families in Transition-Manchester, NH
Graphic design/markcom position w/diverse range of projects to raise money & awareness for housing for the homeless, awareness of substance use treatment, & thrift store donations/promos.
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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