AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members assist organizations that help eradicate poverty. There are five available AmeriCorps VISTA positions at Legal Aid in the following areas: (1) Fundraising and Development, (2) Communication, (3) Adverse Childhood Experiences, (4) Capacity Building, and (5) Statewide Planning and Evaluation.
Fundraising and Development: will help develop and execute a development plan
Communication: will develop and implement a marketing and communication plan
Adverse Childhood Experiences: will establish the operational practice and procedure for the project’s activities: screening, education and outreach, and ACEs-tailored legal services
Capacity Building: will develop and staff statewide substantive taskforces of attorneys and community partners to address identified legal issues in an effective and efficient manner
Statewide Planning and Evaluation: will develop a plan for a statewide legal needs assessment, evaluate the effectiveness of current legal interventions, and assist in developing a plan for civil legal service directory
Applicants should be 18+ years old. The service term is 12 months and site options are Jonesboro, Springdale, Little Rock, and Helena. Volunteers will receive a living allowance, an end-of-service $6,095 Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend, housing assistance (where applicable), and health insurance. Click here to learn more and apply.