The Decatur County Development Corporation (DCDC) is the economic development entity that serves Decatur County, Iowa. Our role is to inspire economic growth among the businesses and community members that thrive here. The DCDC VISTA member will create, organize and deliver enrichment activities for students in all three county school districts; engage land and building owners in listing their property to be available for business expansion and recruitment; recruit new volunteers to support new DCDC activities and become part of a county-wide volunteer network (TimeBanking); and create materials to help recruit new donors to fund ongoing support for these activities. By serving students, business owners and residents in the poorest county in Iowa, the VISTA will help implement programs that directly combat poverty, and help others learn how to deal with poverty. The VISTA will serve as a part of Volunteer Iowa's Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA project. Volunteer Iowa is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. VISTA members with our program have the benefit of a statewide support network of staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, fellow AmeriCorps members and a VISTA Leader. Members receive ongoing training, support, networking and professional development opportunities.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
High School Graduate
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check