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Does Your Youth Program Need Extra Help This Summer?


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West Virginia's Promise - The Alliance for Youth is Now Accepting Applications for Summer Associate VISTA Sites

West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth​, AmeriCorps VISTA Project is providing applications to non-profit organizations/schools/state agencies to gain Summer Associate (SA) VISTA(s) resource to provide the Five Promises to children and youth.

To expand the VISTA Project each year an Administration Fee of $1,000 per SA VISTA resource will be expected to be paid by each Host Site along with a signed Memorandum of Understanding.  

The Summer Associate program allows for organizations to supplement their anti-poverty activities with an infusion of "hands-on volunteers" during the summer months. Unlike year-round VISTAs, Summer Associates can perform direct service activities, serving as mentors and coordinators. The summer program is a prime opportunity to introduce individuals, particularly college-age students, to national service with the hope it will lead to their participation in full-time programs later on.

The Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to participate for either 8, 9 or 10 weeks. Members serve a minimum of 35 hours per week.

How To Apply
If you are interested in having a SA VISTA member(s) placed at your Site, please review the Steps to Applying and complete this application and email to Pam Dugan  by February 17th,2023. You will be required to advertise, interview and select and recommend the candidate of your choice. 

If you have any questions contact Pam Mellott, pamela.j.mellott@wv.gov​, 1-304-661-1460. ​

Contact Information

Pam Mellott, pamela.j.mellott@wv.gov