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Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps*VISTA at Ethos

By August 11, 2015No Comments

Seniors need your compassion, critical thinking, and creativity! Recruit and maintain relationships with community volunteers to support our neighbors as they age home with dignity and independence!  Ethos is looking for candidates for our Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps*VISTA position!


AmeriCorps*VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty in America.  VISTA volunteers serve full time (40 hours per week) for one year,  building capacity for nonprofit organizations.  VISTA volunteers receive a stipend based on the federal poverty level, an MBTA Link Pass, and an award toward educational expenses in exchange for their service.

Ethos’ Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps*VISTA will grow viable sources of volunteers to meet the continually increasing and diversifying needs of our elders by creating and fostering lasting partnerships with business, community organizations, and schools. The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will also develop and implement new systems to better communicate with Ethos’ field-based volunteers and share their stories with the community at large, using phone calls, print stories, and social media updates.

Through these projects, Ethos’ pool of volunteer support will grow and The Volunteer Coordinator VISTA’s efforts will help more seniors diminish isolation and reduce expenses by substituting free, volunteer services for costly fee-based services including snow removal, yard work, basic home repairs, and transportation to grocery stores and doctors’ appointments.

The selected VISTA candidate will be a member of the Boston Cares AmeriCorps VISTA program of approximately 25 VISTA members serving at more than 10 Greater Boston organizations. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) for this position will be held November 17-20 in the Boston area.

For questions, please contact Meg Licht, Volunteer Services Program Manger, at 617-477-6623 or mlicht@ethocare.org. To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62646. and click on the “Apply Now” button!