Available Positions Beginning in July 2016!
The following is a list of initiatives offered by the Billings Metro VISTA Project.All of the following positions
are a one-year commitment, beginning on July 25, 2016. VISTA members will arrive in Billings, Montana on Sunday, July 24, 2016 and will participate in a five-day On-Site Orientation Training! Then VISTA members will then begin serving at their Host Sites.
Food Security & Community Gardens
The VISTA members will carry forth efforts to support six different public housing apartment complexes in the South Park neighborhood, support the expansion of a garden for the Pheasant Home apartments, and create a children's garden and a special garden for those with disabilities. Apply Now!
The VISTA members will implement a garden management plan, recruit volunteers, create a volunteer Garden Ambassador program, develop an educational greenhouse program, engage nonprofit organizations in the project to grow produce for low income families and conduct an assessment to choose the next garden sites! Apply Now!
Housing Authority of Billings: Enhanced Literacy in Public Housing!
Support the creation of a literacy program to be offered in several public housing sites to support childhood learning. Apply Now!
Wise Wonders Children's Museum: Building STEAM Education
A brilliant opportunity to provide support to assist in fundraising efforts to build capacity and create experiential learning programs for this new children's museum! Apply Now!
Red Lodge Area Community Foundation: Enhancing School Climate for Success
Work to increase student performance and engagement on academic, emotional, social and ethical levels through the development of an embraced and respected middle school climate! This position is located in beautiful Red Lodge, Montana! Apply Now!
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentoring for Educational Success in Lockwood, MT
Work to expand positive outcomes for youth across social, emotional, behavioral and academic areas of youth development by raising funds and recruiting volunteers to support mentor matches! Apply Now!
CASA of Yellowstone County: Child & Mentor Matches for Educational Success
Support the expansion of this mentor program to garner new volunteer resources to support matches for abused and neglected children in the Billings area. Apply Now!
City of Billings – Planning Division: Alternative Modes Outreach and Education
Do you think cars are overrated? Do you think alternative methods of transportation are best instilled at a young age? Help integrate an interdisciplinary approach to alternative transportation to increase access to education!
Economic Opportunity: Jobs, Housing & Financial Literacy
Assist this amazing local organization develop volunteer capacity to support their social enterprise to provide funding for the construction of affordable housing. This position includes the creation of a gardening component in ReStore to promote food security and healthy living! Apply Now!
Rebuilding Together Yellowstone County: Preserving Affordable Housing
This all-volunteer organization needs qualified VISTA members to assess current processes, raise funds and generate volunteers to make needed repairs and improvements to homes occupied by low income families.
If you want to ensure every family has a home, a livelihood, and a chance to build a better future, this is the project for you! Play an important role in the process of supporting employment and educational opportunities and increase access to transitional and permanent housing.
Assist in the creation of a financial literacy program through strategic planning, program implementation and evaluating performance! The Home Center is a new initiative designed to expand housing choice in Billings!
Red Lodge Area Community Foundation: Networked Workforce Development
Work collaboratively with the community in skills and workforce development in Red Lodge. If you want to increase job engagement, security, and improve wages for those living in poverty or low income situations, this is the project for you! Apply Now!
Access to Healthcare
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council
Work to expand access to healthcare and addiction services specifically for Native Americans in the Billings region! This is an amazing opportunity to work with Tribal leadership to build capacity! Apply Now!
Red Lodge Area Community Foundation: Navigation to Healthy Futures
Create a network to connect people in need to resources and programs to change lives! Help develop a comprehensive approach and work with community volunteers and service provider partners to increase access to assistance programs in rural areas. Make a difference while living in one of the most beautiful towns in Montana!
Veterans & Military Service Members
Work to alleviate poverty through the development of a bicycle transportation program for veterans who are participating in the Veterans Treatment Court! Many veterans struggle with the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries, leaving them vulnerable to addiction. With a new bicycle transportation program, these former service members will gain new access to needed services and programs! Apply Now!
Veterans & Military Members - Family Enhancement Services
This is an opportunity to expand several services for veterans, active military members and their families. Work with the Community Development Division staff to expand an economic support program, an assistance animal program for disabled service members, and host an on-site commissary event to enhance food security.
Applying for a
Individuals interested in becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA member must submit online application through the AmeriCorps VISTA website, www.americorps.gov/VISTA. Click Montana in the box asking Choose Where To Serve. You can also perform a refined search for MVP!
Completing an official application will be the first step in becoming part of the Billings Metro VISTA Project!
Just click on this link to begin your journey! This handy checklist illustrates the step-by-step process in applying to become an AmeriCorps VISTA member.
For additional information, please contact Brenda Beckett at 406.657.8286 or send an email to .
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