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Community Engagement VISTA

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Entry Level
Full time, Volunteer
High School Diploma

Published on 30 Jun 2022

Expires on 31 Dec 2022

Community Engagement 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.

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Community Engagement VISTA

The Community Engagement VISTA will work with the United Way education team to move the needle on improving grade level reading. They will be a backbone support to establish and support a strategic plan for community engagement. The VISTA member will maximize community outreach efforts and engage with families, children, educators, school districts, stakeholders and will participate in community building events. The VISTA will build capacity by creating a standard volunteer recruitment and management process, creating a monthly calendar displaying a variety of projects available for community engagement, Recruiting and training volunteers to lead events, and creating standard templates, processes and timelines for all education coalitions to receive and send information to share with all. The VISTA member will need to have reliable transportation and have the ability to work evening or weekend hours due to attending community outreach events.

This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment.  The position is based with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Interested candidates must apply at My AmeriCorps - Home Page

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).

You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the application.

If you have any questions please reach out to Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst. Director of AmeriCorps Programs at

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