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Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team

Applying to be a VISTA Host Site

Do you want to increase your ability to end poverty in your community? Could you use help tracking donors, recruiting volunteers, or developing other systems that build your capacity to meet the needs of the low-income community? Or perhaps you have a dream project that addresses a community need but not the resources to get it off the ground.

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Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organizations, as well as, local, state, tribal or federal agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. Applications for the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project are handled by the Public Health Division in partnership with the Corporation State Offices.

Host sites identify significant program level work that will help build local capacity to alleviate poverty and improve the public health. Sites host AmeriCorps VISTA national service members each for one year, often for three successive years. OHA VISTAs join one of two teams, beginning their year of service in March or August. Host sites provide a financial match, direct the project, supervise and mentor the VISTA, and provide necessary administrative support to complete the goals and objectives of the project.

AmeriCorps VISTA members spend one year in full-time service to address the needs of low-income communities and improve public health. All projects focus on building permanent public health infrastructure in communities to help them more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Projects must only focus on the low-income community.

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Overview of roles


Application guidance

We are excited to share the host site application for our April 2020-2021 AmeriCorps VISTA team! Successful applicants will host energetic national service members who will build capacity to improve health and alleviate poverty. Please consider applying and help spread the word. Please see application link below.

Download the April 2020 team application here:

Broad program goals:
The Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in public health and partner organizations in order to improve the public’s health.

Key project requirements:
The project must address:
1. Public health
2. Poverty
3. Building long-term organizational and/or community capacity

The VISTA must have:
1. Dedicated supervisor, project leads, mentors
2. Clear assignment description

Due date:
Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis between now and November 30, 2019. However, please submit a full application as soon as possible to receive our full attention.

Cost (two options):
Standard: $3,250 per VISTA for the entire year. These highly competitive positions are more heavily subsidized by the national VISTA program. These positions are intended for organizations and communities with very limited resources. Cost share: $17,875 or $15,706 (depending on county) per VISTA for the entire year. The host site pays a larger amount to cover the VISTA member’s subsistence allowance. Choose this type to greatly increase your approval by OHA and the national VISTA program. Larger organizations with significant funding are asked to provide this level of support.

New host sites:
Please discuss your VISTA project idea with our team as soon as possible so we can best align our goals before drafting a detailed application.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at all.

Email: OHA.VISTA@dhsoha.state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0570

Download the April 2020 team application here:


Application resources


See also


Questions?

Danielle Brown, MPA HA
OHA VISTA Project Coordinator
503-894-3913
danielle.y.brown@dhsoha.state.or.us

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