View Full Version : FIRST hiring 12 VISTA volunteers

05-25-2006, 05:56 PM
FIRST is hiring 12 Americorps/VISTA volunteers in the following states: CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Some of the things to pay attention to with this position:
1. You cannot have another job where you pay taxes.
2. You may not be a full or part time student.
3. There is a "living allowance" that amounts to about $10,500-tax free (will vary by state). The educational stipend available at the end of the year is about $4,725 OR end-of-year cash award is about $1200. This is the extent of the reimbursement (plus an expense account that will cover mileage, some supplies, etc)
4. This is full-time.
5. The VISTA member will develop a written work plan, and be accountable for accomplishing these tasks. There will be lots of documentation required.
6. The VISTA member will be expected to work with all FIRST programs, including FRC, FLL and FVC.
7. The VISTA members will serve with FIRST in one-year increments, up to 3 years.

FIRST particularly targets disadvantaged, female, and minority students. VISTA members work in collaboration with Regional Directors and Regional Committee Chairs to:
1) assist in recruitment of teams, mentors, and volunteers, with emphasis on low-income and minority students and volunteers
2) raise funds for teams, especially those in low-income areas, and for regional competitions
3) assist in organizing regional competitions for all FIRST programs
4) support/recruit/train FIRST volunteers
5) secure on-going participation of teams, particularly those in disadvantaged circumstances.

Terms: Car required, Requires full time service without outside commitments

Work Schedule: Full time

Age Requirement: Minimum: 21 for this program. Maximum: None

Skill Requirements: Communications, Fundraising, Outreach, Public Speaking, Youth Development

Education Requirement: High School Graduate/GED

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Housing, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training

Accepting applications: From 5/1/2006 To 8/1/2006

Additional requirements: Resume

Contact Information:
Dennis Howland
(603) 666-3906 ext 437

http://www.usfirst.org/4vol/americorps.htm to find the application

05-26-2006, 12:21 PM
Some of the above information has been updated since first posted.