AmeriCorps VISTA Program

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The Division of Juvenile Justice in association with the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is calling for volunteers to consider applying for the Building Stronger Communities project. Under a competitive grant, the AmeriCorps VISTA project seeks to build capacity for volunteerism in communities while also building a collaborative culture of service within DJJ. Selected members will provide a year of project service (April 15, 2019 to April 14, 2020) at a Division of Juvenile Justice facility located in Ventura or Stockton, and VISTA member needed at the DJJ Headquarters office located in Elk Grove. Through this unique opportunity, assigned AmeriCorps members will have an opportunity to be part of a resource provided to develop collaborative volunteer recruitment and management systems that will provide DJJ youth with positive pathways towards self-sufficiency.

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To learn more about how to become a DJJ VISTA Member, please use the following link to complete the My AmeriCorps Profile and Application. or visit to begin.

To learn more about VISTA, go to 

DJJ is accepting applications now for “Member Volunteer Management Systems Capacity Builder” (Ventura and Stockton locations) and “Member Volunteer Systems Management Designer and Communications Liaison” (Elk Grove location).
The CNCS knows that service works, which is why we are committed to improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering.

If you would like to learn more about VISTA, go to and

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Build Community and Build Your Career

Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. Contribute your skills, talents, and motivation to change the lives of people in your hometown or in a community across the country. Join the nearly 8,000 annually who make this commitment. As a VISTA member, you can make a tangible difference in people’s lives while earning invaluable professional experience. 
AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time one-year terms.