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DJJ announces new paid AmeriCorps member opportunities

Four people in dark blue shirts with a logo on it.
Vista at work at the Division of Juvenile Justice.

The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), in association with the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is calling for service-minded individuals to join the Building Stronger Communities project. Under a competitive grant, the AmeriCorps VISTA project seeks to build capacity for volunteerism in communities while also building a collaborative culture of service within DJJ.

Selected members will provide a year of project service (Nov. 11, 2019 to Nov. 10, 2020) at a DJJ facility in Ventura or Stockton, and at DJJ Headquarters in Elk Grove. Through this unique opportunity, assigned AmeriCorps members will work with DJJ to develop collaborative volunteer recruitment and management systems that will provide youth with positive pathways toward self-sufficiency.

DJJ is accepting applications now for “Member Volunteer Management Systems Capacity Builder” (Ventura and Stockton locations) and “Member Volunteer Systems Management Designer.

To learn more about how to become a DJJ VISTA Member, complete the My AmeriCorps Profile and Application found on their website.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 14, 2019.

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What is VISTA?

(Information from AmeriCorps)

Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. Contribute your skills, talents, and motivation to change the lives of people in your hometown or in a community across the country. Join the nearly 8,000 annually who make this commitment. As a VISTA member, you can make a tangible difference in people’s lives while earning invaluable professional experience.

AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time one-year terms.

The CNCS knows that service works, which is why they are committed to improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering.