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VISTA Assignment Descriptions

Move for America Fellows, who are VISTA Members, build the capacity of
community-based organizations to bridge divides and strengthen civic dialogue by
elevating diverse community voices in decisions that affect their lives.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old by start date.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or DACA recipient. 

  • Must be able to commit to a year-long program from August 26, 2024 through August 24, 2025, with a full-time work week (30-40 hours per week daytime hours, Monday-Friday).

  • We welcome applicants from any location, but you must be willing to live and work in Minnesota near your host site location during your term of service.

Qualifications

Fellows are not required to have had previous job experience. This is an entry-level position designed to catalyze your career and leadership development. We look for candidates who demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Curiosity - genuine interest to learn with and from others

  • Growth - commitment to continuous learning about self and others

  • Teamwork - capable of using collaboration and teamwork to achieve goals

  • Community - desire to work in and with a community and in team environments

  • Accountability - take responsibility for actions and their impact on others

  • Leadership - take initiative and demonstrate leadership experience

Commitment to Inclusion & Equal Opportunity Employer

SERVICE PROJECTS

2024-2025 Host Site Projects

Service Site: Great MN Schools

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MATCHED

Lakes Country Service Cooperative

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Service Site: Initiative Foundation

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Service Site: West Central Initiative

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Service Site: Cultural Wellness Center

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MATCHED

Service Site: Project for Pride in Living

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MATCHED

Service Site: Move for America

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MATCHED

Service Site: Community Power MN

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Service Site: Foundation for Essential Needs

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Service Site: Hmong National Development​

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Service Site: Minnesota Humanities Center

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Service Site: Minnesota Multifaith Network

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MATCHED

Service Site: Neighborhood House MN

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Service Site: Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

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2023-2024 Host Site Projects

Service Site:
Northside Achievement Zone     

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Service Site: LeadMN     

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Service Site:
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council     

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Service Site:
Minnesota Humanities Center     

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Service Site: Community Power MN

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Service Site:
Foundation for Essential Needs

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Service Site: Initiative Foundation

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Service Site:
West Central Initiative

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