AmeriCorps VISTA

Please follow the links for details and in order to apply to the AmeriCorps VISTA positions that we are currently accepting applications for in Bellingham. These positions start February 18th. The deadline to apply is January 10th, and applications are processed on a rolling basis.

Whatcom Family & Community Network Public Relations & Volunteer Systems VISTA: Create public relations strategies to promote healthy communities for children & families. Recruit volunteers & create management systems to alleviate poverty and underlying community health factors.

SeaMar GRACE Community Capacity Builder VISTA: The Whatcom Ground-Level Response And Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) project is a community-based effort to find solutions for individuals who are using crisis services and law enforcement in frequent, yet ineffective ways. Support this effort through software implementation, training curriculum, procedural guides, and community outreach.

Founded in 1965, VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for over 50 years.

Members make a yearlong, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Benefits of VISTA service:
• Monthly stipend
• End of Service or Education Award once service is completed
• Loan forbearance and deferment during service
• Assistance with Health Coverage
• Professional Development
• Child Care
• Non-competitive Eligibility Status for employment in the federal government for up to one year after service
• Be a part of a national movement working to alleviate poverty

Any questions: contact Naomi at Naomi_Siegel@oppco.org or 360-734-5121 x246