AmeriCorps VISTA and UWENM

United Way of ENM is approved to sponsor seven (7) full time, 12 month VISTA Volunteer positions in our community. These VISTA Volunteer positions will be available with benefits funded by the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. Benefits include a biweekly living allowance of $472.22, AmeriCorps VISTA supplemental healthcare benefits and either a $1,800.00 End of Service Stipend or a $5,920.00 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or existing qualified educational loans. Child care assistance, training, relocation assistance and liability insurance are provided. Student loans may be deferred during the 12 month commitment. For more information about VISTA, visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education/work experience required.
 
If you have a heart for service, consider one of these fulfilling positions to increase our communities’ capacity to fight poverty and change lives.
 
 
Fighting Poverty Since 1965
 
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to help alleviate poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA has been working to address poverty in America for more than 50 years. If you are looking for more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit: www.Americorps.gov/VISTA
 
Core Characteristics for each VISTA position: strong leadership and communication skills (verbal and written); be a self-starter, comfortable with public speaking, and good organizer; computer savvy, comfortable with MS Office programs-MS Word, MS Excel, Emailing, and Facebook.
 
Resource Development Coordinators (three positions)-- Assist four local Elder Serving organizations and one Veteran serving organization grow their financial sustainability through development of effective volunteer led fundraising processes utilizing traditional techniques and social media. Also assist these organizations to expand the roles that volunteers can play in carrying out their work and making more poverty fighting work possible. Help create and maintain donor /potential donor databases; create a donor communications plan; recruit, train, and involve staff and volunteers on fundraising processes and communications.
 
Volunteer Coalition Coordinators (three positions)—facilitate the creation of a Community Volunteer Council whose focus will be to create sustainable volunteer projects that address unmet community needs, adult financial literacy, and reducing youth isolation and under-involvement. Build capacity among local non-profits to effectively recruit and manage more volunteers- especially youth. Mobilize more volunteers across our community.
 
Volunteer Mobilization Coordinator
 
WE WANT YOU! Alleviating poverty requires willing hearts and hands--that means VOLUNTEERS. Gain experience in coaching, training, and community outreach as help local organizations get the most out of their volunteer programs. Mobilize more volunteer hearts and hands to do VITAL work  across Curry and Roosevelt Counties in eastern New Mexico. Volunteers provide the power to transform communities and lift people up.
 
Put your great communication and people skills to work, for United Way of Eastern New Mexico's "Volunteers Build Us Up" program. You will build capacity among local non-profits to effectively recruit and manage more volunteers- especially youth.
 
Develop your non-profit management skills as you help local agencies assess their internal volunteer programs; implement or improve structures and processes that result in better volunteer recruitment, communication, recognition, and retention practices and outcomes; boost community outreach and marketing to attract volunteers from all ages and walks of life.
  • Work with local non-profits to assess their volunteer programs;
  • Coach local non-profits in use of local free volunteer management website;
  • Train local non-profits in best practices for recruiting, retaining and recognizing their volunteers;
  • Assist local non-profits in designing youth friendly volunteer opportunities; -Speak to groups about the benefits of volunteering and the ease of connecting to local volunteer needs via the internet;
  • Promote and engage local residents in volunteerism and the volunteer website via social media, public speaking and engagement events;
  • Create opportunities for local agencies to collaborate on recognition and promotion
 
 
SNAP Outreach Coordinator mobilizing and training volunteers relieve hunger in their communities. (One position)— Fight HUNGER by linking more families to food benefits as a SNAP Outreach Coordinator.  Assist our regional Food Bank in effectively reaching out to the 2,000 families in our 5 county area who are eligible for but not enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program). Great experience of creating and managing a program that mobilizes volunteers to reduce meal insecurity in our rural counties.
 
  • Convene community leaders and members to identify SNAP program barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access in their communities.
  • Recruit, manage, and train community volunteers to conduct screening and application assistance and to develop SNAP program materials and application assistance materials along with related trainings to community-based organizations.
  • Conduct outreach with administrators of food pantries and facilities to determine their involvement with and barriers to SNAP administration and/or referrals.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS: Valid New Mexico driver’s license with proof of insurance and access to independent transportation; Ability to exert 15-25 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
 
United Way of Eastern New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to staff@unitedwayenm.org .  Please include contact information for three references to be checked by United Way of Eastern New Mexico.
 
VISTA Volunteers take a year to give back to fight poverty in the USA. As volunteers there is no salary but a living allowance of $472 is paid bi-weekly and after 365 of service the VISTA may choose to receive either a $1800 stipend or $5920 education award 
 
Terms: 
Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours. 
 
Service Areas: 
Hunger, Health, Community Outreach. 
 
Skills : 
Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills . 
 
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