NeighborWorks recruiting six summer VISTAs

NeighborWorks recruiting six summer VISTAs

WOONSOCKET - NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a community development corporation in northern Rhode Island, is recruiting for six full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions for this summer. Ideal candidates will have initiative, be dedicated, have some college experience, be comfortable working in diverse communities, have strong verbal and written skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable with public speaking.

Areas of service focus on community development, and include youth programs, community outreach, neighborhood beautification, public safety, community health and access to education.

VISTA workers will receive a $432 bi-weekly stipend, a $1,132 education award, and professional development and training opportunities. They must begin service June 9 and will complete eight weeks of service on Aug. 3.

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter stating why you want to spend a summer of service with AmeriCorps to mmorisseau@neighborworkbrv.org. Applications must be received by May 16. Call 401-762-0993 ext. 233. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, visit http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp.