Americorps VISTA Member

Go where you are needed!

Since 1965, AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty by working to advance local solutions. The United Way of Weld County (UWWC) VISTA Project partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service, local nonprofit organizations,and government agencies to mobilize and support VISTA members throughout Weld County and Northeast Colorado. AmeriCorps VISTA members are building nonprofit capacity, strengthening communities, and developing their careers throughout their year of service. 

What does nonprofit capacity building mean? It can take many forms including:

  • developing outreach and marketing campaigns
  • building a social media presence
  • creating a program database
  • writing grants
  • managing a program in its first year
  • recruiting volunteers
  • and more!

Benefits

  • Receive a bi-weekly stipend ($479.08) to cover basic expenses
  • Choose between a Segal Education Award to pay for post-secondary education or qualified student loans ($6,095), or a cash stipend ($1,800).
  • Learn about the work of nonprofit organizations and attend monthly professional development trainings.
  • Qualify for non-competitive eligibility, a unique hiring path that makes it easier for federal agencies to hire you.

How it Works

  • Create your application on My.AmeriCorps.gov
  • Choose your focus and apply for a project that matches your passions.
  • Match with an organization – if selected, you will serve specifically with a partnering organization and their project.
  • Work with fellow VISTAs and serve alongside your peers through United Way of Weld County, which acts as an intermediary and supports VISTAs locally to navigate their year of service.
  • Serve for a full year, or apply for one of our 10 week Summer Associate positions!

Current Available Positions

November 2019 – November 2020
UWWC Data and Marketing VISTA Leader
Boys and Girls Club Outreach & Community Engagement VISTA
Bright Futures Career Pathways Program VISTA
Bright Futures High School Workforce Program VISTA
LCEDC Strategic Planning Outreach Coordinator VISTA
Restorative Justice Community Engagement VISTA
Road to Success VISTA

North Range Behavioral Health VISTA Outreach Specialist

What is a VISTA Leader?
VISTA Leaders work to expand and build the capacity of individual AmeriCorps VISTA members and their service sites. AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders have previously served a full term of full-time service with any AmeriCorps program or with Peace Corps, and have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service.
Benefits include:

  • Receive a bi-weekly stipend ($571.20) to cover basic expenses
  • Choose between a Segal Education award to pay for post-secondary education costs or qualified student loans ($6,095), or a cash stipend ($3000).
  • Qualify for non-competitive eligibility, a unique hiring path that makes it easier for federal employers to hire you.
  • Collaborate and plan professional development for your VISTAs as well as support them through their year of service while gaining more skills in community service and management.

What is Summer Associates?

Summer Associates is a 10-week long, full-time summer position that includes both capacity building and direct service.
Benefits include:

  • Receive a bi-weekly stipend ($479.08) to cover basic expenses.
  • Choose between a Segal Education award to pay for post-secondary education or qualified student loans ($1,290), or a cash stipend ($345).
  • Learn about the work of nonprofit organizations and attend monthly professional development meetings.

 

Yolanda Chatwood – Very Valuable VISTA

  Yolanda Chatwood Position: Kids at Their Best C4 Academy VISTA Term: August 2018 – August 2019 Hometown: Sparks, Nevada What do you do? I am supporting the creating and implementation of a college and career prep program (C4 Academy) across rural Northeast Colorado....

Emily Roberson – Very Valuable VISTA

Emily Roberson Position: United Way of Weld County Community Impact VISTA Term: July 2018 to July 2019 Hometown: Tyndall, South Dakota What do you do? The goal of my position is to support and facilitate United Way of Weld County's switch from a competitive,...

If you’re interested in learning more about the VISTA Program, please contact  Hannah Hostak at 970-304-6168.