AmeriCorps VISTA members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty.  Being a Catholic Charities of East Tennessee AmeriCorps VISTA member is about making a tangible difference in the East Tennessee region dealing with challenges: poverty, inequity, homelessness, and lack of access to education. VISTA members provide vital capacity-building service for our organization.
        As a VISTA member, you will serve in a project identified and managed by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee while earning a modest living allowance that reflects the income level of the community where you are serving.

Step 1: Create a profile on my.americorps.gov
Step 2: Search for CCETN openings (as listed below) under the “AmeriCorps VISTA” program type on the my.americorps.gov portal 
Step 3: Apply by submitting an application
Step 4: If selected by the site supervisor, you will be contacted for an interview within 10 days of submitting application
Step 5: If selected for the position, you will attend training and begin your year of service.

Benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA Service: living allowance, professional training and development, non-competitive eligibility (NCE), and end of service award

AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service of America (VISTA)

How to Become a CCETN AmeriCorps VISTA Member

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (CCETN) is providing an opportunity for a Citizenship Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA member). The Volunteers in Service of America (VISTA) member will work directly with the Office of Immigrant Services (OIS) in Knoxville to provide outreach that will ultimately expanded economic opportunities in our communities throughout the region. The goal, while having fun, is to foster community relationships, educate, and increase outreach throughout East Tennessee. Member duties include: develop and execute social media presence, create informational materials, organize educational workshops and outreach events. For a full job description, please Click Here


CITIZENSHIP OUTREACH COORDINATOR
(AmeriCorps VISTA) - Knoxville 

To apply you must submit an official application through the AmeriCorps VISTA portal.

Current Available Positions

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (CCETN) is providing an opportunity for a Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA member). This VISTA member will manage volunteers and promote program service. The VISTA member is responsible for coordinating with program leadership to assess and develop new and exciting volunteer opportunities in order to effectively increase and utilize a volunteer workforce. Additionally, the VISTA member will build the volunteer program using software, great communication skills, and creativity. Along with coordinating, the VISTA member will work with community stakeholders to grow awareness of our programs though outreach. The goal, while having fun, is to grow the active volunteer base, foster community relationships, and increase outreach throughout East Tennessee. For a full job description, please click here.


VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
(AmeriCorps VISTA) - Knoxville 

To apply you must submit an official application through the AmeriCorps VISTA portal.

Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.

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Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.

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