Are you planning to graduate in August or December??? VISTA positions are perfect for new graduates who need more experience in the non-profit/social services area, but it could also work for someone who was willing to finish their last semester after the VISTA position commitment. This experience can REALLY strengthen your MSW application (or any other grad school application you may be considering).
Application Deadline: June 2nd
FAMILY SUPPORT & TREATMENT CENTER opportunity!
An AmeriCorps VISTA position is open in Orem to develop and expand services to children with social and emotional challenges that impact their ability to prepare for and succeed in school. This VISTA is needed to help create partnerships with pre-schools and Title 1 schools that cater to children living in poverty. Presentations to school personnel and parents, grant writing, and creating/administering an evaluation of the program will be required.
VISTA is needed to start on August 11th. Position is one year starting with a pre-service orientation in Los Angeles (expenses paid by the VISTA program) from August 4-7th.
-Living Allowance ($946 a month pre-taxes),
-A $5,550 education award or $1,500 cash stipend upon completion of one year
-Childcare assistance, if eligible
Application Instructions and more details on this position: VISTA Posting 2014 – Family Support & Treatment
This position starts the first part of August, so if you are concerned about your summer classes conflicting with the VISTA position please stop by my office to visit with me about it. I am happy to advocate for you to help make arrangements for you to participate in this amazing opportunity!