Looking for (3) Americorps VISTA Summer Associates starting June 7 (first preference) or June 21, for 8 or 10 weeks respectively. This volunteer job receives a living allowance of $432 every two weeks and upon successful completion the volunteer receives an education award/stipend for $1132 to be mailed directly to the educational institution. Summer Associates must be at least 18 years of age or older, and a citizen.
NeighborWorks New Horizons is a non-profit agency in New Haven, CT hiring Americorps VISTA Summer Associates. We build affordable housing for low income working families. We work with residents to educate them, and empower them to break the cycle of poverty. We are looking for three summer VISTAS.
Working closely with staff and the residents of our New Haven urban developments, VISTAs will conduct surveys/ research in one to one interviews with our residents on their home and community satisfaction. Collected information will be entered into a database.
VISTAs will also organize and direct special youth activities at our New Haven urban developments creating energy and excitement among the children. Mobilizing resident youths as a force for change to raise awareness and reinforce recycling in the neighborhood will be one of our main goals. Also educating families on the importance of recycling.
This is a full time commitment for 8 or 10 weeks. It's a 40 hour week with some hours spent in the evenings and on weekends. We're looking for someone who communicates well with people, is reliable, likes to work with children, and has a genuine interest in helping others. If that's YOU .. please contact Jill Dotlo at NeighborWorks New Horizons at 203-562-4514 X29 for more information. We will conduct phone interviews and final candidates will come to New Haven office for final interview.