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Current VISTA positions available through Virginia Mentoring Partnership

From grassroots to well-established mentoring programs, Virginia Mentoring Partnership has found a place for VISTA Members throughout the state of Virginia.

We are currently accepting applications for the following 2019-2020 VISTA Member positions with our partner Host Sites:

 

Abundant Life Charlottesville

Abundant Life (AL) is a non-profit, community focused ministry in a low-income neighborhood, Prospect, on the south side of Charlottesville. Since its founding in 1996, AL has supported efforts by children and families to break the cycle of poverty by increasing high school graduation rates, helping participants become first time home buyers, supporting first-generation college students, and equipping community members to start their own businesses.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

Befriend-A-Child

For 34 years, BeFriend-A-Child has provided opportunities for companionship, guidance and support to children who have been abused and neglected or who are at risk of abuse and neglect. The program exists to match adult mentors with children between the ages of 5-12 who are in need of a mentor. By connecting at-risk youth with professionally supported, caring adult mentors, BeFriend-A-Child strives to create a community where children feel more confident and motivated to make informed, responsible life choices and become productive, involved members of the community.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield County

Communities In Schools of Chesterfield County focuses on making an impact on the youth through mentorship. Many young people in the Chesterfield community live in families under tremendous pressure because of family conflict, poverty, drug abuse, violence or underemployment. Often they do not have a network of adults who can offer the extra attention, guidance and sense of direction they need to support their success. The one-to-one relationship with a mentor can help in many areas that affect life at home and at school.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

ForKids Inc.

Established in May 1988 to provide emergency shelter to families and children experiencing homelessness, ForKids has grown to become one of the largest service providers for homeless families in Virginia. In fourteen cities and counties in Southeastern Virginia, ForKids delivers quality Crisis Response, Housing & Critical Services, and Children’s Education programs designed to achieve stability for families and a lifetime of success for children.

To learn about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

MentorPrize

MentorPrize’s mission is to recruit quality mentors for local non-profit organizations and raise public awareness for more and better mentoring programs. MentorPrize recruits in DC and the DC Metro Area.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

Peter Paul Development Center

Peter Paul Development Center is an outreach and community center serving Church Hill and neighboring communities in Richmond’s East End. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest community-based agency continually serving Church Hill children and families. Peter Paul gives children a safe, consistent, structured, and loving environment in which to thrive, where staff and volunteers establish long-term relationships of trust and support for the children and their families. In addition to Youth Programs, Peter Paul’s Community Programs are an integral part of life in Richmond’s East End.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

For more than 95 years, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (SABGC) programs weave together academics, enrichment, recreation and character formation to help each child realize his or her full potential to achieve a great future. SABGC has been positively impacting the lives of thousands of children in Richmond’s East End. The club resides in the east end of Richmond city in which over 90% of Club members are African-American and on free and reduced lunch.   And by promising a brighter future for the youth, SABGC is developing leaders for life and creating a path to successful careers, which will lead to strong citizens who raise families without barriers, live hope-filled lives, and give back to their community.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

Study Buddy Program

The Study Buddy Program exists to match adult volunteers with children in elementary, middle or high school that are in need of a tutor and mentor. These are children whose families are involved with Fairfax County’s Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Division. All have experienced trauma in some form or another, such as child abuse and neglect, familial substance abuse, domestic violence, or loss of a
parent. Several are in foster care or living with relatives. The program receives referrals from
caseworkers in the various CYF programs: Child Protective Services, Protection and Preservation
Services, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Foster Care and Adoption, Family Engagement Program,
and the Kinship Family Institute.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

 

Want to learn more about giving a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA?

Please contact Vanessa Reyes, VISTA Program Supervisor, at vanessa@vamentoring.org.