An AmeriCorps VISTA position is available through the United Way of Abilene to work with the Texas Homeless Network.

The job pays $12,000 for the one-year position. Preferred qualifications are a bachelor’s degree and experience in homeless services, project management, communications, and/or nonprofit organizations.

Responsibilities include collaborating with local homeless coalition and other stakeholders to identify community needs and priorities. Benefits include eligibility for an Education Award or cash stipend.

To apply, go to an scroll down to the Abilene opening.

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. More than 75,000 Americans participate in AmeriCorps each year.

Among the perks are:
  • Student loan deferment
  • Skills and training
  • Living allowance
  • Limited health benefit options
  • Education Award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training, or to repay student loans
  • Career opportunities with leading employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors

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