AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. The program’s nationwide corps of VISTA Members commit to serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. VISTA members support programs that improve academic performance, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, and improve health services. They also support programs that increase housing opportunities, increase economic opportunities for low-income veterans and military families, and expand access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.
Catholic Charities New Hampshire is proud to be the sponsoring organization for a state-wide AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Through this sponsorship, Catholic Charities New Hampshire is able to offer AmeriCorps VISTA as a resource to various nonprofit organizations or local government agencies throughout New Hampshire.
For more information about VISTA in general, please visit http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp.
For additional information about the Catholic Charities New Hampshire VISTA project and how to apply, please contact: Renée Perreault, Project Coordinator.
The Caregivers, Manchester
Assist The CareGivers in their mission of helping homebound, economically vulnerable seniors by developing a volunteer recruitment plan and recruiting and managing volunteers for the organization.
Fall Mountain Food Shelf, Alstead
Assist in the development of new grant applications, support existing grants, and recommend and participate in fund raising projects supporting our efforts to feed our community.
Friends Forever International, Durham
Increase the capacity of FFI to give underserved youth new narratives to consider; narratives that encompass a more hopeful and inclusive future.
Friends of Aine, Manchester
Support children who have suffered a loss and help put them on a path to success by developing a volunteer program, working on community outreach, identifying resources and strengthening contacts for Friends of Aine.
Grow Nashua, Nashua
Assist with resource acquisition, by updating our annual fundraising plan, researching and writing grants, contributing to land acquisition efforts, developing and implementing a Grow Nashua membership program.
Making Community Connections Charter School, Manchester
Establish MC2’s ability to provide sustainable support for low-income young people and their families through the design and implementation of the MC2 Development Office.
Assist victims/survivors of domestic/sexual violence and stalking by increasing organizational capacity and community engagement at New Beginnings.
New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester
Increase awareness of food insecurity in the state by helping to create, enhance, and implement systems to maximize volunteer engagement at the NH Food Bank.
Town of Goffstown, Goffstown
Assist Goffstown’s low-income senior population by developing programs and resources to promote quality of life and foster senior engagement.