Spartanburg Housing and the United Way of the Piedmont are looking for five local volunteers to participate in the AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Program.
Summer Associates will participate in an eight week service term at Spartanburg Housing to build capacity through direct and indirect service.
Service will begin 5/24/2021.
About United Way of the Piedmont
United Way of the Piedmont is a private, nonprofit organization governed by a local board of volunteers.
Our services cover Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties.
MISSION: Connect, engage and inspire people to transform our community.
VISION: Live united as an educated, financially stable, and healthy community.Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & EquityUnited Way of the Piedmont, the AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont program, and all service sites are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to engaging AmeriCorps VISTA members in our collective work without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, familial status, or socio-economic status.
Open Positions Program Coordinator VISTA
The AmeriCorps VISTA will help to build capacity of the Spartanburg Housing Summer Food Programs and Youth initiatives by creating neighborhood programs that enable access to community agencies and build educational sustainability through the summer. They will also identify capacity-building opportunities for volunteers, access educational learning programs for students, and assist with the sustainability of the summer food program, and develop ongoing sufficiency tracking of students and family.View VISTA Assignment Description
Positions Filled: 0/4Economic Mobility VISTA
The AmeriCorps VISTA will connect with individuals who have an interest in Post-Secondary Education, recent high school graduates, and those enrolled in the Family Self-Sufficiency program.
The AmeriCorps VISTA will work with the Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator to build recruitment within Spartanburg Housing Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Families.
They will also improve economic opportunity for families through improved data tracking, department collaboration, and referral opportunities with partnered agencies.View VISTA Assignment Description
Positions Filled: 0/1
- A Modest Living Allowance of $36.71 per day or $256.97 per week
- Leave on federal holidays that are observed by the host site (Spartanburg Housing)
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award/ End of Service Summer Stipend upon completion of service term
- Summer Associates are eligible to be considered for Worker's Compensation under the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA)
- Income Disregard provisions apply to any Summer Associate receiving government benefits.
How to Apply
If you are interested in being an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate please send your resume and cover letter to Heather Witt at firstname.lastname@example.org