In its fight against poverty, the AmeriCorps*VISTA program, under the direction of Linda Stringfellow, is now accepting applications for full-time members.
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members focus on building sustainable programs by strengthening an organization’s infrastructure, expanding community partnerships and securing long-term resources.
In exchange for a 12-month commitment to service, VISTA members will receive a modest living stipend, an end-of-term education award or cash stipend, free health insurance, student loan forbearance or deferment, skills development and much more.
In combatting illiteracy, health concerns and economic despair, some VISTA efforts may include implementing marketing campaigns, coordinating educational workshops, recruiting other volunteers, or organizing fundraising efforts.
Openings in Sunflower, Washington, Coahoma, Tunica, Panola, Leflore, Holmes and Yazoo counties are waiting to be filled.
If you’re at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, apply to the Mississippi Delta Service Corps/AmeriCorps*VISTA Program at www.nationalservice.gov, and select “I’m Ready to Serve.” You may also visit the Center for Community & Economic Development at Delta State, located on 1417 College St. in Cleveland.
For more information, contact Lakisha L. Butler, program associate for marketing and recruiting, at 662-846-4848 or e-mail email@example.com.