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The Americorps VISTA members will add value to the core services we provide and will support writing for outreach to clients and donors, support in devising Standard Operating Procedures for the areas addressed, and doing research for each and technological support to successfully communicate with those interested in JFCS via social media outlets.

Service Activities

There will be five VISTA members and will address work in After School programming, Career-Readiness, Marketing, Fundraising and Food Pantry.

Community Need Addressed

Our programs address mental health needs, food security, children's after school programming & safety, senior safety and socialization concerns, career readiness and more.

Position Outcomes

We will prepare our clients to better handle difficulties and challenges with skills and resources that we teach and provide, respectively. The food pantry is intended to provide transitional support for those who need sustenance, but our goal is to transition clients to ultimately and successfully be able to provide for themselves.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training

Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Provide relevant expertise
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 3

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