Fit-2-Serve has begun its recruiting process for summer VISTA members 2020! Assignments will be an eight week or 10-week commitment, beginning May 26th.
Our organization's mission is to equip people to serve; our vision is to be a catalyst for a vibrant collaborative community. Under our Community Bridges programs, VISTA’s would be working on our team to strengthen and explore other opportunities as to where we can equip others in our community to serve.
AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate members serve 40 hours per week in an intensive, short term period. For VISTA summer associates working with Fit-2-Serve, workdays are 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday; Saturdays 8:00-11:30 am. In addition, team members will work in pairs on a rotating schedule at the weekly Farmer’s Market held on Fridays with shifts beginning at 6 am and ending at noon, and Wednesday evenings till 6:00 pm.
During the summer, one of our primary spaces to equip people is in our community gardens scattered throughout Mattoon. During some weeks, you may spend as much as 15 hours working in the community gardens with the team and volunteers.
VISTAs earn $235*/week gross and will be paid every two weeks. Additionally, there is an education award or cash stipend at the completion of the service. The summer VISTA education award is $1,289.95*. The cash stipend for the 8-week position is $276.64*, and $345.80* for the 10-week position.
A pre-application form is available for download here. Please submit completed applications to Fit-2-Serve. Interviews will be conducted. For more information, please be sure to contact us.
*figures based on 2019 numbers and are subject to change