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It's never too late to make a difference

Krista Eichhorst

Serve full-time for one year across the state to develop, expand, or improve volunteer programming that connects Minnesotans to the resources they need to move out of poverty.

Enhance how organizations use volunteers to fight poverty in Minnesota while building your skill set, growing your network, and launching your career through our service cohort.

Open Positions
Community Emergency Assistance Programs Plentiful Produce Co-operative Coordinator: Grow some good! Develop the Plentiful Produce Co-operative to engage food shelf clients as volunteers and increase access to fresh produce in the community.

Community Involvement Programs Volunteer Engagement Coordinator: Help people with disabilities, both physical and mental, to live their greatest lives by strengthening a volunteer program to improve the services of an innovative organization.

Jeremiah Program Volunteer Outreach and Engagement Coordinator: Provide a supportive community for single mothers to journey out of poverty. Grow & diversify our volunteer program, create & pilot new volunteer trainings, & sustain our Volunteer Advisory Council.

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly Neighborhood Initiative Coordinator: Create a community where older adults are valued and connected. Empower volunteers to end elder isolation in their neighborhood so people can age in place in the community they love.

MAVA VISTA Leader: Maximize your leadership skills and inspire a new generation of service members! Coach, train, and support 9 VISTAs as they develop volunteer programming to fight poverty in MN. Must successfully complete one full-time service term (VISTA, other AmeriCorps, or Peace Corps) to apply.

Second Harvest Heartland Executive Service Corps Developer: Lead one of our state’s most sophisticated non-profits in developing a model for engaging highly skilled volunteers to create lasting impact for food insecure Minnesotans.

The Open Door Volunteer Program Development VISTA: Help make hunger history! Revamp our volunteer program by engaging Lead Volunteers, creating new training, & improving processes to make healthy food more accessible to our clients.

The Sheridan Story Volunteer Capacity VISTA: Join the fight against child hunger! Help The Sheridan Story strengthen our volunteer program so we can serve thousands of families experiencing food insecurity in our community.

Are you interested in one of these projects? Do you know someone is? Then apply using the position links or contact Krista Eichhorst via email or phone: 651-493-7724.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program that focuses on bringing individuals and communities out of poverty.

VISTA members serve full-time for 12 months on a specific project with a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus on helping organizations meet their mission more effectively and efficiently in areas such as education, healthcare, and workforce development.

In exchange for their service, members receive a living allowance set at the poverty level, health care allowance, training, and the choice of an end-of-service education award ($5,920) or stipend ($1,800). VISTA members may also hold part-time employment or attend school part-time with the approval of their site. For more info about AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit www.nationalservice.gov.