Mercy Corps' February 2022 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions are Open! (12 vacancies)

Monday, February 14th, 2022 from 9:00am to Friday, February 10th, 2023 5:00pm (PT)

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Join Our AmeriCorps VISTA Team

An AmeriCorps VISTA position is not a conventional job, it is a year-long commitment to national service within a community that needs your time and talent. Mercy Corps Northwest AmeriCorps VISTA members oversee projects that are designed to eradicate poverty in communities across Oregon and Washington.

The programs that AmeriCorps members develop endure for years. A VISTA member's role is to provide indirect service at their host organization, which means each member spends the majority of their time in an office setting with limited client-facing responsibilities. Our AmeriCorps VISTA program offers an opportunity for members to gain advanced project management and exercise creativity in implementing impactful programs— top skills desired by employers.


Open Positions:
Mercy Corps Northwest VISTA Leader

Host organization: Mercy Corps Northwest, Portland

Location: Portland, Oregon

Ready to continue service as a VISTA Leader in an international humanitarian organization and support a team that implements anti-poverty projects in Oregon and Washington? Join Mercy Corps Northwest! PLEASE NOTE: Individuals are only eligible to serve as VISTA Leaders if they have successfully completed at least one term of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or Peace Corps. Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Development and Engagement Specialist

Host Organization: Black United Fund of Oregon  

Location: Portland, OR

How passionate are you about connecting BIPOC youth to college and careers after high school in Oregon? Join us and help spearhead the Mentor4Success program as an MCNW AmeriCorps VISTA! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Community and Volunteer Engagement Liaison

Host Organization: Historic Parkrose  

Location: Portland, OR

Do you want to help our houseless residents to access basic needs and connect youth of color to workforce support? Join us as VISTA and build greater security and opportunity in Historic Parkrose. Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Emergency Preparedness Program Specialist

Host Organization: Home Forward  

Location: Portland, OR

Did you know that disasters disproportionately impact low-income Americans? The Home Forward VISTA will strengthen disaster resilience for low-income HF residents and implement Readiness Training! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Outreach Coordinator

Host Organization: Community Investment Trust 

Location: Portland, OR

Are you passionate about economic justice? Our VISTA will develop the first-of-its-kind Community Investment Trust model uniting neighborhood-based asset development in the PNW and across the country! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Small Business Outreach Coordinator 

Host Organization: MCNW - Walla Walla Office  

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Do you feel passionate about ending poverty with long-term solutions? Are you interested in helping small business owners to be financially resilient? Join MCNW Southern Washington! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Program Development Specialist 

Host Organization: Professional Business Development Group Foundation  

Location: Portland, OR

Do you want to help women- and minority-owned small businesses to thrive? Join the PBDG Foundation as a VISTA and develop the Prosperity Blueprint for under-resourced construction firms in OR and WA! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Donor and Volunteer System Specialist 

Host Organization: Unity Shelter  

Location: Corvallis, OR

Do you want to help us move people from houselessness to housing? As a Unity Shelter VISTA, you will rebuild and streamline the donor and volunteer systems that make our work possible. Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Program Development Specialist 

Host Organization: Warm Springs Community Action Team  

Location: Warm Springs, OR

The WSCAT VISTA will promote entrepreneurship and education for low-income individuals on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation by developing Small Business incubators and Youth Programs. Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Small Business Outreach Associate

Host Organization: MCNW - Vancouver  

Location: Vancouver, WA

Do you feel passionate about ending poverty with long-term solutions? Are you interested in helping small business owners, especially those who are Spanish speaking, in rural Washington? Join MCNW! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Volunteer Coordinator

Host Organization: Stone Soup PDX  

Location: Portland, OR

Passionate about food justice and poverty eradication? Want to help lift low- or no-income people out of poverty through workforce training in hospitality and foodservice? We want you at Stone Soup! Learn more and apply to this position here >>




Volunteer Program Coordinator

Host Organization: Yamhill Community Action Partnership  

Location: McMinnville, OR

The YCAP VISTA will increase shelter access for those experiencing homelessness in Yamhill County by developing volunteer systems, securing in-kind donations, and building awareness through outreach. Learn more and apply to this position here >>

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Requirement Details
AmeriCorps VISTA members serving with the Mercy Corps Northwest cohort receive several benefits including a living allowance, an end of service benefit in the form of an education award of $6,345, or a cash stipend of $1,800—your choice, and a $4,000 MCNW-exclusive supplemental benefit. For the full list, please check out the benefits section of our FAQ.
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Project Plan

  • Review the open positions and click the link after the description to apply to that particular position.

  • You will be prompted to create an account on the MyAmeriCorps.gov portal before applying. If you already have one created, please log in. 

  • Once your account is created, submit your application to the position(s) you’re interested in on the MyAmeriCorps.gov portal. Note: you may apply to a maximum of 10 positions in the portal. You can use our tip sheet for instructions on completing the application.

  • If your application is a match, the supervisor for the position will contact you within a few weeks for an interview.