Are you looking for experience with a non-profit agency that is a change agent in the community? Journey Home is currently recruiting for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions to begin in June of 2017. AmeriCorps VISTAs work with agencies in the community to implement or expand upon new or existing programs and initiatives. VISTAs commit to working full-time for one year for the agency and in return receive a modest stipend. What VISTAs who work with Journey Home really benefit from however, is the great experience. For those looking to enter the workforce or enter a post-graduate program, a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA can be the perfect segue. All of our previous VISTAs have gone on to careers they were previously passed over for, or onto graduate education programs with 100% of their education covered!
Journey Home is looking for motivated, self-starters to work with us to expand our initiatives focused on increasing employment and income opportunities and healthcare stability for individuals experiencing homelessness. Both projects involve a high level of collaboration with community partners and a broad range of tasks that are great for establishing work experience. Above all we are seeking individuals with a passion for social justice issues and who believe in our mission to end homelessness in our communities.
VISTAs working with Journey Home are embraced as part of the staff and are given the flexibility to think creatively and lead the implementation of their respective projects. This translates to excellent networking opportunities, great recommendations and fantastic resume builders. Following the year of service, VISTAs may opt to receive a $5,000 education award that can be used to pay off educational debt or for future education. Additionally, many schools offer excellent scholarship opportunities for AmeriCorps alumni. For those looking for career opportunities, VISTA alumni also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility for employment in the federal government, which means faster application processes and access to openings not available to the general public.