Thursday, May 18, 2017

FIT VISTA, Oscar Foss Memorial Library/Barnstead Adventure Zone, Barnstead

The Oscar Foss Memorial Library and Barnstead Adventure Zone program have been approved for a VISTA grant!

VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America. As a VISTA, you will work for a minimum of one year to build programs, create change and fight poverty in NH communities. The VISTA for our program will work to grow our volunteer base, develop sustainable programming and fundraising and create marketing campaigns that engage the community and increase involvement. The hours of this position will be divided between the two organizations.

What are some of the benefits of working as a VISTA?
  • A monthly living stipend (avg. $1,000 before taxes)
  • An AmeriCorp Segal Education Award in the amount of $5,815 or a post-service stipend of $1,500
  • Professional development opportunities and workshops in addition to a full year of real-world job experience; and
  • Access to the 170,000 member-strong VISTA Alumni Network.
Additionally, you’ll receive a number of federal benefits, including health benefits, relocation assistance, medical and personal leave, and childcare assistance if necessary. You may also be eligible to receive some forms of federal assistance, such as food stamps, fuel and electrical assistance. Most VISTAs find the stipend and additional assistance adequate to cover their financial needs.
For more information about becoming a VISTA, visit https://www.fitnh.org/vista-program/be-a-vista/.

If you’re interested in becoming a FIT VISTA for the Library/BAZ program and want to serve your community, visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73700&fromSearch=true.