UWWC Americorps VISTA Project

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Does your nonprofit have big dreams?

 

Approximately 46 million Americans live in poverty. In Weld County alone, 13.8%, or 36,000+ people, are considered under the Federal poverty line. While local nonprofits do much to help the community, many are under-resourced or do not have the capacity to accomplish the work they have at hand. With more resources and additional ability agencies can do even more to address persistent poverty in Weld County.

 

VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long full-time commitment to focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and assist low-income communities.

 

In 2015-16, 19 United Way of Weld County VISTA members served at 14 agencies and public schools. The total impact for the year was: volunteers recruited – 1,331; number of volunteer hours – 1,752.5; total fundraising dollars - $967,892.12. 


Goal 1: Weld County agencies grow in organizational capacity and gain additional resources to accomplish their missions.
Goal 2: VISTA members have a positive experience during which they increase in ability and gain valuable insight for future studies and employment.
Goal 3: Persistent poverty in Weld County is reduced.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the VISTA Program, please contact 970-353-4300.

 

Click here to meet the VISTAS  

  

Current Available Positions

 

 

Year Long 

Click on links for more information 

   Kids At Their Best Outreach Project Milestones
     Sunrise Community Engagement

 

Learn more at:
Didn’t find the right opportunity for you? That’s okay! Go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do and narrow by AmeriCorps Program Type, Service Term, State, Service Areas, and skills. Explore what AmeriCorps has to offer nationally.

 

What is it Like To Be A VISTA Member? https://www.vistacampus.gov/

What are the benefits of Service? https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

What is the Living Allowance Rate:

973$ monthly (Before Taxes)
10 Days of Sick Leave
10 Days of Vacation
Childcare Assistance If Eligible
Relocation Allowance
Cash Stipend Valued at $1,230.69 OR an Education Award values at $5,815.

 

Training Opportunities:
Training provided by the Federal Government
Training provided by United Way of Weld County
Training provided by the sponsoring organization