July 14, 2016

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans each year to support community efforts to overcome poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, and otherwise assist low-income communities. A commitment to service is a life changing experience that opens many doors for your future. VISTA will give you the opportunity to help Houston and gain experience in numerous fields which will pave theroad for your future.

Volunteer Houston’s VISTA Intermediary Program

Shelby builds capacity of Greater Houston Storm Recovery Network (GHSRN) organizations by developing or enhancing data integrity and organizational infrastructure to better serve vulnerable populations impacted by the flood event: entering and analyzing data into the GHSRN database, assisting at donation centers, enhancement of disaster recovery initiatives, developing and compiling disaster recovery policies, procedures, systems and evaluation tools, establishing partners and securing resources to strengthen disaster recovery capacity.

Lariza assists the Adult and Youth Literacy Specialists in preparing volunteers across Harris County to tutor library patrons who are in need of literacy services, reviews, revises, and creates, where needed, current literacy curriculum to meet the needs of library literacy patrons, and assists Adult and Youth Literacy Specialists in process development for measuring literacy program student gains and outcomes.

Meredith is establishing a strategic plan, incorporating increased brand awareness and volunteer retention with regards to community development and sustainability.

Darrell builds the capacity of our External Operations unit by strengthening and formalizing current systems, recruit additional families to help us feed more preschool-aged children, implement an organization wide score card and collect and document standard operating procedures and assists us to create the necessary infrastructure to further our goal for other cities to implement this same program.

Jasmine recruits, trains, and manages volunteers in their work leading Lemonade Day Houston programs and events in schools, youth organizations, faith-based groups, home school networks, and neighborhoods.

Jonathan and Rey serve our nation’s hardworking veterans by providing job placement assistance, mentorship and support, they connect skilled mid-level enlisted service members with Houston area employers in the Energy, Construction and Healthcare sectors.

Megan builds capacity of our organization by communicating with our volunteers and supporters. With the need for our services continuing to grow, we need to have a stronger relationship with our base of volunteers.

Zach is responsible for outreach and recruitment, orientation, data collection, and media documentation for food psntry volunteers.

Christel maximizes placement of UHD work-study students at community sites.

Anne Claire and Rebecca build capacity of local organizations; strengthen and formalize current systems for community volunteer outreach, recruitment, training, and management in order to expand quality services to local organizations and Volunteer Houston to ensure a sustainable volunteer and recruitment management system is in place for the region.