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Community Building VISTA

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Paid

Entry Level
Full time, Volunteer
High School Diploma
Less than $20,000 per year

Published on 31 Dec 2021

Expires on 31 Dec 2021

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Community Building VISTA

Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.

 All United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley AmeriCorps VISTA assignments will expand capacity towards population level goals across the region. UWGLV strives to create population level change in areas of education, food access, healthy aging and emergency services to ensure individuals who experience crisis have the supports they need to rebound. The UWGLV VISTA project focuses on strengthening the networks of providers that deliver services to address concerns and through working with UWGLV staff they support the efforts across all four-issue areas. VISTAs address issues at the programmatic and system levels seeking to identify and deal with the root causes by utilizing the collective impact framework. 


An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools.

Allentown School District Community Building VISTA

The Community Building VISTA will be serving inside of a public school building. The VISTA will assess student and staff needs while also cataloging the resources available in the school and the community to meet those needs. The VISTA will also share information with the school and partners about the United Way Community School model as a way to build partnership and build new resources to benefit kids and families. Three main capacity building components of this role include building awareness of the schools needs and progress including communicating successes, collecting and organizing data as a way to make effective decisions and connecting resources to each other and to the school in support of kids and families.

This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment.  The position is based in the Allentown School District.

Interested candidates must apply through the website.

To find our listings go to the Advance Search ( and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).

For more information or questions please reach out to Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst. Director, AmeriCorps Programs at 

United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled