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Buffalo CarShare Hosts Open Recruitment Day for WNY AmeriCorps VISTA

This Tuesday, September 29th the VISTA Leaders of WNY AmeriCorps VISTA will be at Buffalo CarShare, 14 Allen St, from 10AM to 4PM looking to fill 14 full-time positions with non-profit organizations across the City of Buffalo. A lot of fantastic organizations are looking for the right person to help fulfill their mission.

“We’re looking for people who want to be an active contributor to strengthening communities and empowering individuals in our area,” says Amanda Ramos, VISTA Leader, “A year of service with WNY AmeriCorps VISTA helps you develop skills and experience, and build your resume while you build capacity in non-profits.”

Amanda and the other VISTA Leaders will be happy to answer any questions you have, give you an idea of what the positions entail, and get the ball rolling on applying to the program. And while you’re there, you can check out Buffalo CarShare and their services that help you ditch your car and save some cash.

Positions range from Outreach Coordinator to IT Specialist and include opportunities to serve with:

  • Buffalo Car Share
  • Buffalo City Mission
  • Buffalo State’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center
  • Canisius College’s Women’s Business Center
  • 211 Central Referral
  • Coalition for Economic Justice
  • Heart of the City Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Hispanics United of Buffalo
  • Jericho Road Ministries
  • Journey’s End Refugee Services
  • Peaceprints Prison Ministries
  • St. Augustine’s & St. Monica’s Scholars
  • United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
  • WNY Law Center.

You need to be over the age of 20, willing to dedicate a full-year to VISTA – with no other jobs or schooling – and a bachelor’s degree is preferred. There’s no age limit, so it doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 120 years old and looking for a new start.  Amanda would like you stop by.

You’re not going to get rich serving with WNY AmeriCorps VISTA by any means. Benefits include a $10,692 annual living allowance which equals out to $411.25 every-other week before taxes. Upon completing the full year, you would also receive a $4,725 education award that you could use to pay off student loans or further your education (or you can take a $1,200 cash award if you prefer). Free health coverage is provided with life insurance and childcare optional. Relocation costs may be covered if you’re moving in from out of town.

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