NKCDC seeks outstanding individuals to provide a year of service through the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Our VISTA volunteers will receive a small monthly living allowance funded and administered by the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service. Our AmeriCorps* VISTAs function as a core part of our staff devoted to bringing low-income individuals out of poverty.
This position requires a commitment to serve as a full-time employee for a one-year period beginning August 20, 2018. Compensation is paid directly to VISTAs in the form of a living allowance ($510 bi weekly) from AmeriCorps* VISTA. At the end of the term of service, an education award or cash stipend will be provided. For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, see http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp.
Working closely with staff and community, VISTAs will create and support systems that build the capacity of NKCDC to affect the economic opportunity of the community through interactions with local businesses and households. VISTAs will work closely with the resident and small business community and organize forums that lead leadership capacity and help Kensington neighbors address common needs together instead of struggling in isolation. Tasks may include conducting/analyzing surveys to inform agency programs, community outreach, event planning, recruiting resident volunteers, building collaborations and partnerships or developing resident leadership capacity. VISTAs will receive specialized training on how to implement successful projects locally and nationally.