Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Become a VISTA volunteer with the Campus-Community Outreach Project.

Make a difference in your community! Become a VISTA volunteer with the Campus-Community Outreach Project. A VISTA volunteer is needed to assist Utah Valley University's Volunteer & Service-Learning Center in developing sustainable partnerships with community organizations. This is a one-year national service position. VISTAs receive a modest living allowance ($890/month) and $4,725 in an educational award upon successful completion of service. The position will begin December 7th, 2009.
The VISTA volunteer working with the Campus-Community Outreach Project will strengthen UVU's capacity to address community needs in the following ways:
• Provide critical needs assessments of community agencies focusing on anti-poverty outcomes so each college can determine how best to help these agencies
• Enhance the ability of each institution to leverage campus resources to address community needs
• Expand civic engagement opportunities for students and faculty
• Increase awareness of community needs
• Work on institution-specific projects

REQUIREMENTS: College degree; strong interest and experience in college service programs; experience working with students and diverse groups of people; leadership ability; computer skills; public speaking skills; strong writing and organizational skills; ability to drive; ability to make a full-year commitment; ability to attend a week long training (December 7-10) outside of Utah.
BENEFITS: Health coverage, childcare assistance (if eligible), $4,725 education award upon successful completion of service, living allowance, relocation allowance, public transportation pass, paid vacation and sick days.
If interested email a resume, cover letter, and three reference to Alexis Palmer at


Kristin said...

If you are interested in becoming a VISTA you can read a blog about the VISTAs in Utah County. Read it at