Boys and Girls Club of Missoula County
The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate will support Summer Club activities at the Boys and Girls Club of Missoula County by assisting full-time staff in delivering high-quality, engaging, and fun programming to our participants by co-creating an empowering culture of emotional and physical safety. The member will arrive prepared for daily duties, prepared to follow the Club’s policies, procedures, and code of ethics. The member will supervise and support all participants through positive, playful, and active participation. They will maintain a consistent behavior management system. The member will track participant attendance, distribute meals and snacks, assist in clean-up tasks, and transport participants to off-site activities. Application Coming Soon!
Families First Learning Lab
Serve with the Families First Learning Lab at the Missoula Public Library, and work to expand their learning kits program that impact families in communities including Missoula, Pablo, Arlee, and Seeley Lake. As the Summer Associate, you will work to develop new kits and create new activities to include; assemble kits for distribution; collaborate with partners and share information with the community to expand awareness of the program; help to deliver educational programs through the library and interact with children and parents; and help to maintain library exhibits. Apply!
Missoula Food Bank & Community Center
Help run Missoula Food Bank Summer Meal Service Program, as you play a vital role in making healthy food accessible to all Missoula kids in a stigma-free, fun, and educational environment. As the Summer Associate, you will primarily focus on working with volunteers to prepare nutritious meals; seeing to daily paperwork needs; and making the meal sites engaging, educational, and fun by coordinating with partnering organizations to offer activities. The Missoula Food Bank & Community Center’s mission is to lead the movement to end hunger in the Missoula community through activism, volunteerism and healthy food for all. Apply!
The mission of GUTS! (Girls Using Their Strengths) program is to support girls and gender diverse youth in discovering their strengths, developing their leadership skills and using their voice to create community change through mentoring, small group discussion, skilled trades workshop and outdoor adventures. Their new program, Youth Services, is dedicated to providing therapeutic and recreational opportunities to youth residing in the Family Housing Center and Pathways Domestic Violence Shelter. The VISTA will have responsibilities in both the GUTS! and Youth Services Program. As a Summer Associate, teach, lead and mentor program participants ages 9-19 in STEM-related educational activities and outdoor leadership. The Summer Associate will be working to support the existing GUTS! Summer Outdoor Adventure program by planning, implementing and evaluating the new day camp model created to accommodate Covid-safe programming. The Summer Associate will also assist in implementing youth programming for the Missoula Family Housing Center and Pathways Domestic Violence Shelter. Finally, the Summer Associate will work with YWCA staff to integrate climate change and place-based education, including Indigenous knowledge and history, into the GUTS! summer outdoor trips and Youth Services program offerings. Apply!
Zootown Arts Community Center
Serve with the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC)! The ZACC is a nonprofit art center providing accessible arts experiences for all through education, exhibitions, and events. Summer programs at the ZACC are designed to build confidence, foster creativity, and build strong relationships with the community, all things that are proven to increase youth’s chances at pursuing a college education. The Summer Associate will help mentor youth in over 20 summer art programs while providing college and high-school students with meaningful service and community engagement activities. Apply!