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Current VISTA Service Opportunities

Tribal Justice VISTA

Interested in social and tribal justice and want to engage Alaskan communities in creating gatherings that address unmet and emerging training and technical needs? If so, then this service opportunity at the intersection of culture, law, and community engagement is perfect for you!

The Alaska Tribal Justice Resource Center (ATJRC) was conceived and organized to respond to the unique, unmet, and emerging training and technical assistance (TTA) needs of Alaska Tribes and tribal organizations. Additionally, the ATJRC collaborates with other TTA programs which provide similar services to tribal youth, domestic violence training, and victims assistance programs. These activities directly address unmet poverty needs statewide as these programs disproportionally impact many of the state’s poorest community members. This service opportunity mixes community engagement with a bit of tech savvy and good organizational skills. Click the apply button below to learn more about what this VISTA will accomplish during their year of service.

Rural Energy and Agriculture VISTA

If you care about the intersection of food production, small business, and renewable energy use, then this year-long position is a perfect fit for you!

The VISTA will spend a year working with its CARC team on a recently awarded USDA Rural Energy Assistance Program (REAP) grant and increase capacity of rural farmers/community members in access energy needs through USDA grants and other funds. Additionally, the VISTA will gain expertise in the USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service grant process by aiding rural agricultural producers and community small business members via community visits, needs assessments on a case-by-case basis, and the transfer of knowledge through varied social media outlets.

Given Alaska’s mostly rural and remote communities, distance from the main sources of US food production, as well as its unique growing climate, Alaskan agricultural producers face special challenges, and thus is a major area for anti-poverty work.  This VISTA member’s service year will play a role in aiding continued growth and sustainability in this much-needed and relied-upon source of statewide agricultural production and small business sustainable energy use.

Social Media and Event Communications VISTA

Care deeply about youth experiencing homelessness? If so, then this service opportunity with Covenant House Alaska in their Development Department could be right for you!

This Social Media and Event Communications VISTA will assist with all external communications and have a large role in creating and messaging across all of CHA’s social media platforms and create avenues to gather content inter-departmentally. The VISTA, with the Communications officer, will design, write and produce a 4-5 episode podcast series designed to share CHA’s story. While this position does not directly work with our youth, there will be opportunities to interact with them to help ethically tell their story. This service opportunity will allow the VISTA to occasionally work side by side with donors, volunteers and other departments to assist with events and other communications initiatives. The VISTA will also have an opportunity to work on strategic communications planning and develop various communications assets both data and design driven.