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HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Member

HandsOn Greater Phoenix
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As an intermediary program each of our roles are unique. Please see the position listing for more details of this specific role. Additionally, before a 2nd round interview applicants will receive the detailed Volunteer Assignment Description (VAD).

Service Activities

Various, across the spectrum of allowable VISTA activities.

Community Need Addressed

As an intermediary organization HandsOn Greater Phoenix works with local non-profits and government organizations to develop each individual VISTA role. HandsOn staff brings the knowledge of AmeriCorps programing priorities and policy, as well as an in depth knowledge of what motivates individuals to take on a year of National Service. This means that our AmeriCorps VISTA roles can fall into any of the programing areas of VISTA. In this way HandsOn is able place AmeriCorps members in organizations who otherwise wouldn’t have the capacity or knowledge to develop a role on their own.

Position Outcomes

As an intermediary program that develops roles in all of the AmeriCorps VISTA programing priorities our results arch across the VISTA spectrum. As a part of the application process applicants will receive the individual Volunteer Assignment Description (VAD) before a 2nd round interview. This document details some of the deliverables of each position.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance

- HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA members attend monthly professional development meetings where they receive training on various topics as well as build lasting supportive relationships with other members. These meetings are held at various organizations across the valley with a focus on introducing members to these organizations (building their knowledge of issues, resources addressing those issues and developing a professional network) - Currently we are offing an additional $100 per quarter grocery gift card - As a part of America’s Service Commissions our members have access to the Member Assistance Program (MAP) and all the benefits that entails

Education Benefits

While we support and encourage members to pursue certifications, or other professional development courses, we do not have any standing certifications that we take all members though. Most often we are able to support members in this area by gaining permission to use ‘service hours’ towards specific trainings.

Skills you will gain

Professional office experience, other various dependent on individual role

Competencies You Will Develop

Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Select and implement well-considered solution
Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers
Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Animals, Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Disaster, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing, Legal Assistance, Public Safety, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Arts Organization, Charter School, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, County Office of Education, Disability Services Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Federal Government Agency, Foundation, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Hospital, Law Enforcement Agency, Library, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Middle School, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Park, Private School, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), State Agency other than State Service Commission, State Service Commission, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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