Californians For All VISTA Project

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Californians For All VISTA Project As part of the#CaliforniansForAllinitiative, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, is recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA leaders to strengthen the volunteer infrastructure of partnering organizations, including food banks and other nonprofits. With these efforts, Californians living in poverty will have greater access to the help they need as nonprofits and government agencies across California utilize volunteers more effectively to expand and improve services. Due to the pandemic, food banks and other nonprofits have experienced a significant decline in volunteerism while the demand for food security and other program services have dramatically increased. The VISTA leader will support VISTA members and organizations in generating volunteers and establishing new or enhanced volunteer management practices to ensure long-term program viability. This VISTA position allows a unique opportunity to learn about and serve closely with local, regional, and state agencies in the areas of food and hunger, disaster services, and public health. The VISTA leader will receive pre-service orientation via tele-service as well as specialized training on the field of volunteerism, goals of the project, outreach methods, and other relevant topics. AmeriCorps VISTA leaders may tele-serve, up to and including full time, as needed and until it is appropriate to return to their assigned site full time. About California Volunteers: California Volunteers is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle our State's most pressing challenges. California Volunteers administers the AmeriCorps portfolio in California with over 80 programs providing critical services to more than 160,000 Californians annually. Time Commitment: Full Time (40 hours/week) Apply on AmeriCorps portal, email your resume, and submit application here: Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : Identify needs of VISTAs and coordinate ongoing professional development; Facilitate and encourage peer learning among VISTAs; Serve as liaison between the VISTAs and California Volunteer; Assist VISTAs in clarifying problems and creating their own solutions, involving the supervisor if the VISTA cannot resolve the issue otherwise; Train and assist with reporting needs; Guide VISTA members in creating their own sustainability manuals to assist subsequent VISTAs with continuing project implementation; Archive all significant materials created and document all procedures for implementing the project, for convenient future retrieval by organization staff, future VISTAs and VISTA leaders; Suggest changes to the program based on challenges and successes VISTAs have experienced; In collaboration with staff members, create and implement a written plan for project sustainability; In collaboration with staff members, support volunteer capacity building efforts with VISTA members. Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance . Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas : Disaster Relief , Hunger , Health . Skills : Recruitment , General Skills , Conflict Resolution , Leadership , Public Health , Disaster Services , Community Organization , Social Services , Team Work , Non-Profit Management .

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