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The HopeWorks VISTA Program allows AmeriCorps members to work with participating local organizations to provide capacity building & valuable resource acquisition to host sites. 

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We support the power of nonprofits 

Our AmeriCorps members help build capacity for organizations. Some examples include, but are not limited to: website design, marketing analytics, nonprofit administration, funds development, environmental stewardship, and many more. These are some of the skills chartered from the diversity of our AmeriCorps members from across the United States.   

HopeWorks serves as a sponsoring organization for AmeriCorps, placing AmeriCorps members with host site organizations throughout Snohomish County. Our HopeWorks VISTA Program allows AmeriCorps to attach and deploy additional resources for local nonprofits. These members create pathways for individuals to engage and support organizations in accelerating their impact within their immediate communities.

The HopeWorks VISTA Program is a cost-share partnership, in which all parties contribute to the success and outcomes of the anti-poverty works at your organization. Investment by the host site and the community is fundamental, as the AmeriCorps VISTA resources are intended to be short-term.

Organizations interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member through HopeWorks VISTA Program must complete a host site application. Host site may apply for an AmeriCorps opportunity for a maximum of three years and must renew the position annually. AmeriCorps members serve for a 12-month term, so the host site should expect to recruit for a position on an annual basis. 

How HopeWorks AmeriCorps VISTA Program Works

How your Organization Benefits

Dedicated VISTA Program Manager for behind-the-scenes assistance with recruiting, on-boarding, and oversight management to reduce risk to your organizations.

Dedicated VISTA Leader to help facilitate and coordinate with planned projects with host sites.

Dedicated VISTA member that serves for 365 days. All VISTA members receive a living allowance and other benefits at no additional cost to the host organization. 

3 year service projects implemented to build capacity & bring sustainability to your host site.

Low overheard cost for your organization. All VISTA members receive their living allowance checks through the U.S. Treasury.

Liability coverage for all members provided under the Federal Employees Compensation Act & Federal Torts Claims Act.

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