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Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project

The Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project began in the fall of 2016 as a result of research into the needs of the region by two former VISTA members. The goal of the Placement Project is to match VISTA members with agencies and organizations to combat poverty with specific projects dedicated to building capacity and access to services in the Concho Valley.

Learn More About AmeriCorps VISTA

  • AmeriCorps VISTA

    The Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program was created by President Lyndon Johnson and unveiled in 1965, with a focus of alleviating poverty domestically. Members (VISTAs) work in low-income areas to build program capacity in nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. The projects VISTAs work on during their service year are designed to be sustained long after they are gone.

  • Serving as a VISTA

    Time Commitment: VISTA service is a year-long, full-time commitment. VISTAs focus their efforts on building organizational, administrative and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development and otherwise assist low-income communities.

    Professional Development: VISTAs also participate in professional development activities and receive additional training in their field of interest.

    Leadership Opportunities: After the first year of service, VISTAs can apply for VISTA Leader positions. These positions give them opportunities to continue serving through AmeriCorps and help new VISTA members as they join the program and develop their skills.

    Outside Employment & Commitments: VISTAs are expected to make the full-time commitment to their service project their priority.  VISTAs are allowed to enroll in school or hold another part-time job, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their project. They must meet the service expectations of the project supervisor and have prior approval from the project supervisor.

     

  • In-Service Benefits

    *Member must meet additional eligibility requirements to receive these benefits.

  • End-of-Service Benefits


    *Member must meet additional eligibility requirements to receive these benefits.

  • Current Available Opportunities

      Mental Health Community Relations VISTA
    West Texas Guidance and Counseling is looking for a VISTA with a passion for breaking down barriers to make mental health services accessible for all individuals, especially those in poverty.
    West Texas Guidance and Counseling

    VISTA Development Specialist
    The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley wants a VISTA with a passion to help those suffering from addiction to have an integral role in fundraising & community outreach.
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of the Concho Valley

    VISTA Indigent Health Care Educator
    TGCIHC is looking for a VISTA to assist in making health care more accessible to patients with the greatest need through connecting agencies and streamlining the enrollment process for patients.
    Tom Green County Indigent Health Care

    VISTA Outreach Coordinator 
    Use your social media and marketing skills to help MHMR-CV eliminate the stigma and misunderstanding of mental illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disorders!
    MHMR for the Concho Valley

    VISTA Outreach Coordinator 
    Esperanza Health and Dental Centers is looking for a Spanish speaking bilingual VISTA to increase their presence in the community and assist with developing new programs for women and children. *Spanish Bilingual Preferred
    Esperanza Health and Dental Centers

    VISTA Policy Specialist 
    A VISTA Policy Specialist will be integral in the writing and reviewing of operating policy for an organization working to increase individuals’ self-sufficiency by helping reach their career goals.
    Concho Valley Workforce Development Board

    VISTA Volunteer Coordinator
    The Children’s Advocacy Center of Tom Green County is looking for an outgoing and organized individual to help build their volunteer program and create a safer environment for children in the community.
    Children’s Advocacy Center

    Concho Valley VISTA Leader
    Are you intrigued by being a part of something new? Do you want to see your ideas in action? Join us as we begin our quest with AmeriCorps VISTA to eliminate poverty in the Concho Valley.
    Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project
    *Must have prior AmeriCorps Experience

  • Application process

    So you’ve decided you are interested in being a VISTA?

    1) Contact us to talk about how the program works and let us answer any questions you might have!

    325-486-6812
    vista@angelo.edu 

    2) Choose positions your interested in and apply! For more information on the application process visit www.vistacampus.gov.

    3) Follow a traditional interview process with the Organizations

    4) Organizations make their selections and placement offers are made

    5) Attend Pre-Service Orientation(PSO) according to the national training schedule

    6) Start your service with AmeriCorps VISTA at the organization

    7) Change the world!

     

The Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the San Angelo Health Foundation.

   

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