Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.
Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours. The VISTA makes a one year commitment and has training and support from local VISTA reps through United Way. The term begins in November 2016.
Community Organizing, public speaking, recruitment of volunteers, grant writing , communication skills.
The VISTA will assist in building and supporting the HART groups and other volunteers groups dedicated to ending homelessness in their local communities. HART (Homeless Assistance Resources Teams) exist in 5 areas in the Sacramento region (Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Arden-Arcade, Carmichael and Rancho Cordova). We anticipate starting more as well as continuing to assist and build the already existing groups. The VISTA will work with the Outreach Coordinator in providing this assistance to already existing groups as well as form new groups. Sacramento Self Help Housing provides professional advice and support to each HART group for them to decide on what is best for their community. There will be opportunities to write grants for funds to assist our HART projects. Sacramento Self Help Housing also assists with the Winter Shelters established by the local HART groups. It is an opportunity that will provide the VISTA invaluable experience with community groups, building relationships with volunteers, civic leaders, city officials and working directly with the homeless.