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RISC Development VISTA
RISC builds a powerful community of people from racially, religiously, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds to address root-level causes of injustice in Greater Richmond. RISC empowers community leaders to gather their neighbors and call for systemic changes that affect their everyday lives. Since 2002, RISC leaders have achieved significant changes in housing, healthcare, job training, and education. The Development VISTA will play an important role in building RISC’s capacity to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals in Richmond through empowerment. Help leverage resources for RISC, improve effectiveness and sustainability of development methods, and create a media outreach plan to enhance name recognition. Your work will have a direct effect on RISC’s ability to successfully address housing, education, and child welfare in the Richmond region this year. If you have skills or experience in communications, fundraising and grant writing, writing and editing, or non-profit management, we’d love to meet you! RISC serves the City of Richmond, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County. The AmeriCorps VISTA program provides benefits including a living allowance, childcare assistance, choice of education award or stipend, health coverage, relocation allowance, and training. VISTA members at RISC also receive transportation assistance and may participate in national community organizing workshops. VISTA members must be 18 years old; be US Citizens, nationals, or legal residents; and successfully complete a criminal background check. VISTA is a full-time, one-year commitment. Political advocacy, organizing or demonstration while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited. Access to a personal car or public transportation is recommended. VISTA service term begins June 13, 2019 and ends June 12, 2020. To apply, send a resume to Abbie Larink, RISC Lead Organizer, at, with the subject line “Development VISTA”.
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Member Duties : As a VISTA member at RISC you will help end poverty by leveraging sustainable financial resources. You will engage RISC participants in building leadership development skills by creating and sustaining relationships with funders. During your service term, you will assess RISC’s efforts in developing relationships and leveraging financial resources with potential donors. You will have the opportunity to improve effectiveness of RISC’s development methods; create a print and social media outreach plan to enhance name recognition, media contacts, and awareness among potential donors and participants; and leverage financial resources for the project’s economic development goals by developing grant proposals. Finally, you will play a crucial role in building capacity with RISC’s volunteer grants and corporate outreach teams. Through your work, you will expand RISC’s ability to empower low-income community members and create root-level changes in housing, education, and child welfare.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Transportation Assistance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

RISC Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/13/2019  -   06/12/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/04/2019  To  12/31/2019 

Contact Abbie Larink
1627 Monument Ave
Richmond   VA   23220
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86589