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.
Do you have a passion to see all children reach their full potential? Assist Early Learning NH raising awareness for about the importance of children’s early years especially those living in poverty.
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.
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.
PACE Career Academic Charter School, Allenstown
Assist PACE Charter School in developing a marketing plan and volunteer program to help the neediest students in Merrimack Valley succeed and prepare for secondary education.
Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, Gilford
Assist disabled veterans to recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being by helping to execute the PRLI business plan, recruit and manage volunteers, and assist in the hiring and training of a staff.