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RISC Community Outreach VISTA
RISC builds a powerful community of people from racially, religiously, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds to address root-level causes of injustice in the Greater Richmond Region. RISC empowers community leaders to gather their neighbors and call for systemic changes in local programs and practices that affect their everyday lives. Since 2002, RISC leaders have achieved significant changes in affordable housing, healthcare, job training, and education. The Community Outreach VISTA plays an important role in building RISC’s capacity to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals in Richmond. Develop a sustainable participant outreach and recruitment plan and improve partnerships with regional stakeholders. 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, leadership, non-profit management, and/or teamwork, 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 “Community Outreach VISTA”.
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Member Duties : As a VISTA member at RISC you will help end poverty by developing an outreach plan to involve more low-income participants in RISC’s anti-poverty programs and by improving partnerships with regional stakeholders. During your service term, you will assess RISC’s efforts in reaching, orienting, and sustaining program participants and in creating partnerships with non-profit and corporate institutions. You will have the opportunity to develop an outreach plan that will allow RISC to reach and obtain more program participants. Finally, you will build partnerships to increase opportunities for collaboration and resource management aimed at empowering low-income community members. 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 : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Transportation Assistance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

RISC Community Outreach 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 86616