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what is americorps vista?

AmeriCorps VISTA is an organization that has been fighting poverty in the United States since 1964. Today, we have hundreds of AmeriCorps VISTA members stationed throughout the United States helping accomplish this mission.The AmeriCorps members in Anchorage are working with nationally recognized local organizations to improve the community of Anchorage for all its citizens. 

More about americorps vista jobs

AmeriCorps VISTA members are paid volunteers that are passionate about making positive change in the United States. AmeriCorps VISTA jobs are year-long jobs that hire throughout the year. The deadlines for these positions depends on when the position starts. As a general rule, the deadline for the application is a month before the start date. A college degree is recommended, but not required. Our members come from a variaty of backgrounds however, one common theme is the desire to help others, the willingness to work hard and openness to new experiences. Throughout the year, all employees receive job training, AmeriCorps training and mentoring from their manager.

  • Anchorage AmeriCorps VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    About the position

    Are you passionate about social justice and working to create a better America? Then AmeriCorps VISTA An AmeriCorps VISTA works within the Anchorage community to help decrease poverty and work for a better Anchorage. Our AmeriCorps members work with a variety of organizations in the Anchorage area, to help provide supports to this vulnerable population. While living in Anchorage, you will also be able to experience some of the best hiking, biking, skiing and canoeing in the United States.

    BENEFITS Include

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance
    • $5,810 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Health Insurance
    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
    • Rent Assistance

    Apply to some of our amazing positions in the link bellow. 

    http://americorpsalaska.org/vista/

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  • Beans Cafe AmeriCorps VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    About the position

    Are you passionate about social justice and community development? then this job is perfect for you! Beans Cafe is a nationally recognized organization that is committed to feeding the hungry and homeless without discrimination during the day. The Children's Lunchbox, a program of Beans cafe, works to feed children in safe community environments. A gap in community youth nutrition services has been identified, not all children in Anchorage are food secure. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member you will be on the front line of this change. You will be working with a team at Beans Cafe to help expand the program to reach more kids. Together with your team, you will be working towards a future in Anchorage in which every member of the community is provided food, safety and security despite social class, income or history. 

    Benefits

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance
    • $5,810 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Health Insurance
    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
    • Rent Assistance

    hOW TO APPLY

    Apply for this position on the link bellow

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77346&fromSearch=true

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  • Covenant House Alaska Outcome Measurement VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice, Human Resources, Web Development.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    What is the covenent house?

    The Covenant House of Alaska is a nationally recognized organization that has been serving the community of Anchorage. The Covenant house currently provides at risk Alaskan youth with a sixty-bed crisis shelter and wrap around services that consists of street outreach, ongoing education, a drop in services center, an emergency shelter, and a primary care clinic.

    Member Duties 

    The VISTA member will be an integral part of driving change by researching and implementing a Human Resource Information System. Once the system is in place, the member will identify knowledge targets for each class of staff members and create training's based on these targets. 

    Benefits

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance

    • $5,810 Education Award Upon Completion of Service

    • Relocation Assistance

    • Health Insurance

    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs

    aPPLICATION

    To apply to this position please fill out the application on the link bellow.

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=79667&fromSearch=true

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  • Alaska Covenant House Social Enterprise VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice, Human Resources, Education
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    WHAT IS THE COVENANT HOUSE?

    The Covenant House of Alaska is a nationally recognized organization that has been serving the community of Anchorage. The Covenant house currently provides at risk Alaskan youth with a sixty-bed crisis shelter and wrap around services that consists of street outreach, ongoing education, a drop in services center, an emergency shelter, and a primary care clinic.

    MEMBER DUTIES 

    During the year of service, the VISTA member will serve to expand the breadth and depth of job training and placement services that are available to homeless Alaskan youth. The VISTA member will accomplish this through an expansion of community partnerships in both job placement and training.

    BENEFITS

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance

    • $5,810 Education Award Upon Completion of Service

    • Relocation Assistance

    • Health Insurance

    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs

    • Rent Assistance

    APPLICATION

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=79667&fromSearch=true

     

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  • Building Wealth and Prosperity in Mountain View VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice, Education
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    About the Project

    The Anchorage Community Land Trust is a community development nonprofit organization that has been working in Anchorage, Alaska Mountain View neighborhood for a decade. ACLT redevelops blighted properties, operates community gardens, and works with residents to build a more prosperous community.

    About the position

    In the summer of 2018, the Anchorage Community Land Trust partnered with the Catholic Social Services RAISE program to construct a 28,000 square foot urban farm. The VISTA service member will work with the community and Catholic Social Services to identify users of the space, create a management structure for the farm and build a pipeline connecting farmers to the Anchorage Community Land Trusts programs for low-income business owners. Through this service, you will aid in the development of the Mountain View community, and ensure that the community is in a better place than when you started. 

    BENEFITS $1,333/ Month Living Allowance

    • $5,810 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Health Insurance
    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
    • Rent Assistance

    Application

    To apply for this exciting position, click on the link bellow.

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=79652&fromSearch=true

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  • AmeriCorps Elder Mentor VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice, Education
    Anchorage, Alaska

    What is the Elder Mentors Program?

    The aim of RurAL CAPS Elder Mentor program is to facilitate positive, one-on-one mentor-ship relationships between senior volunteers and at-risk youth with the goal of improving academic performance and nurturing positive social and emotional development.

    What Will I be doing in this position?

    In this position, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will work to increase the reach and scope of the Elder Mentors program, and help create positive change in the lives of students and elders throughout Alaska.This will be done through the creation of a curriculum , conducting a needs based assessment and communicating with both elders and youth that are being served throughout Alaska. 

    How Do I apply?

    Apply through the link bellow. If you have any questions about the position the application process or life in Alaska please contact Neil Gallagher at 907-865-7275 or email him at ngallagher@ruralcap.org

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85231&fromSearch=true

     

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  • APIA Wellness Program VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    What is the aluetian Pribilof Islands Association (apia)?

    The Aluetian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) is an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of native Alaskans. The organization focuses on creating research based culturally relevant programs that address the needs of this unique population. These programs include  Head Start, tribal child support, behavioral health and cultural awareness.
     

    Your Role

    The VISTA member will be directly involved in development of APIA's Elder program.  Throughout the year, the VISTA will work closely with Native Alaskan communities in the region and individuals from the region who have relocated to the urban areas. This will be done by the creation and implementation of projects and initiatives that target this population. 
     

    What are the benefits?

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance
    • $5,920 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Health Insurance
    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
    • Rent Assistance

    How Do I apply?

    Fill out the application on the link bellow. If you have any questions about the position, the application process or life in Anchorage contact Neil Gallagher at 907-865-7275 or at ngallagher@ruralcap.org.

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85457&fromSearch=true

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  • Anchorage Mayoral Homelessness Initiative AmeriCorps VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    About the Project

    This project is part of an effort by Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz to increase community participation and support for the Anchorage Housing and Homeless initiative and community coordination of homeless resources. Anchorage housing and homeless service providers are collaborating to make scarce resources go further in the community through a process to align outreach and housing resources.

    Your role as an AMERICORPS vista

    The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will aid in the design an implementation of the initiative to end homelessness. During the year of service, the VISTA member will  conduct a community needs assessment and service gap analysis for Anchorage Homeless service agencies. Following the needs assessment, the VISTA member will implement a program that helps increase the capacity of local organizations that serve this population.

    Benefits

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance
    • $5,920 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Health Insurance
    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
    • Rent Assistance

    hOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

    To apply for this position please go to the link bellow. If you have any questions please contact Neil Gallagher at 907-865-7275 or ngallagher@ruralcap.org

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77821&fromSearch=true

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  • APIA (Aluetian pribilof Island Association) Elder Engagement VISTA

    Community Development, Social Justice.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    $650.00 / week

    About the organization

    The Aluetian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) is an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of native Alaskans. The organization focuses on creating research based culturally relevant programs that address the needs of this unique population. These programs include Head Start, tribal child support, behavioral health and cultural awareness. Through these and many other services, APIA works to not only improve the lives of Native Americans but looks to improve Anchorage as a whole.

    Your role in the position

    The VISTA member will be directly involved in development and implementation of APIA's Elder program. This program is currently providing elder mentors to ten communities around the region. Throughout the year, the VISTA will also work closely with programs that benefit Native Alaskan communities in the region and individuals from the region who have relocated to the urban areas.

    Benefits

    •  $1,333/ Month Living Allowance
    • $5,920 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Health Insurance
    • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
    • Rent Assistance

    How to apply

    To apply for this position use the link bellow. If you have any questions about the position, the recruitment process, or Alaska in general please contact Neil Gallagher at 907-865-7275.

    https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85457&fromSearch=true

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  • Campfire Alaska AmeriCorps Member

    Anchorage, Alaska
    $1,550.00 / month

    Camp Fire Alaska is a not-for-profit youth development agency serving children throughout Alaska. The council has provided programs for young people in Alaska since 1916. Our council is chartered by National Camp Fire USA and exists to support working families and serve youth throughout the state of Alaska. Our programs are coed and include School Age Child Care, Community Centers, and Outdoor programs. The Council programs provide opportunities for over 5,000 youth in Alaska during a given year. All Camp Fire programs are based upon sound youth development principles. The Camp Fire Alaska is honored to be able to serve families and youth throughout the state.

    Our programs are grounded in an excellent foundation of youth development that recognized the needs of the whole child: physical, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive. We value the uniqueness of the individual, while our programs work with all children to teach skills in how to live well together. For more information on our programs, please see our Camp Fire webpage at http://www.campfireak.org/program/ . BENEFITS: Monthly stipend ($1,555), health benefits, child care assistance, and Education Award ($5,920), Camp Fire provides opportunity for personal and professional growth through supporting the management and coordination of the Rural Program and cross-cultural experiences in remote areas of rural Alaska.

    The Camp Fire Rural Program encourages the growth of leadership skills in youth and adolescents through the implementation of summer day camp activities focused on exposure to the natural world, creative arts, community events and healthy life choices with an emphasis on the importance of nutrition, fitness, and resource delivery on high risk behaviors (Cold Water and Boating Safety, Tobacco/Alcohol Prevention, Suicide Prevention).

    Camp Fire’s School Age Program is a before and after school setting in 30 schools within the Anchorage School District. The program focuses on activities that build youth’s social emotion and interpersonal skill development. School Age Programs enable parents to work by providing quality after school care for their children. This position is based in Anchorage between February through October. During the months of June through July the position will have the opportunity to be engaged in direct service delivery in remote rural villages.

     

     

     

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How to Apply

To apply, please fill out an AmeriCorps application. Our program staff will be in touch with you within five working days. 

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