Year Long Positions

Following are YEAR LONG positions available for both AmeriCorps and VISTA positions, listed alphabetically by city. (If you are interested in part-time or summer 10-week positions, click the links in the left sidebar.) VISTA positions begin on July 8, 2019 and AmeriCorps positions begin on September 1, 2019. At the end of each listing is a notation as to whether the position is for AmeriCorps (direct service) or VISTA (indirect service). See the schedule on the right for deadlines. Positions fill quickly so apply ASAP!

BILLINGS

Rocky Mountain College: The AmeriCorps Leader will engage in one on one mentoring through the Bears and Cubs and will enhance the programming to focus on college access using college student mentors. The mission of Rocky Mountain College Office of Community Engagement is to encourage lifelong dedication to community service and shared responsibility. One of the ways RMC intends to carry forth that mission is to develop an AmeriCorps team that will focus on the College’s initiatives towards improving College Access, College Positive Mentoring and K-12 Student Success. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

BOZEMAN

Greater Gallatin United Way – kidsLINK Afterschool program: Work with Greater Gallatin United Way’s Board of Directors, staff, community partners, and rural site partners to help increase the sustainability and quality of Greater Gallatin Valley United Way’s 32 kidsLINK after school programs in southwest Montana. Work to identify and address gaps in service which are particularly experienced by low income children and families to ensure that all children have access to quality out-of-school-time programs. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Greater Gallatin United Way – Resilience Project: The Resilience Project (TRP) is an initiative of the Greater Gallatin United Way, which was started in 2016 to address the need to increase awareness of behavioral health and wellbeing. As a VISTA member you’ll be the integral driver to shift The Resilience Project effort at GGUW out of pilot phase with a limited audience and expand the project’s reach. The VISTA will be a critical systems-builder for this effort and will work to: ensure that the education and awareness strategies appeal to broad audiences; create workflows to efficiently manage training requests, feedback from participants, preparation for brief/debrief of each training, and data needed to monitor outcomes; recruit workplaces, organizations, and other audiences for The Resilience Project workshops and awareness campaigns; and to contribute to the effort to shift the collective mindset that whole person health includes behavioral health and wellbeing. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Greater Gallatin United Way – Early Care and Education Expansion and ALICE Project: As a VISTA with this project, you will work within GGUW’s strategic plan to ensure that community children and youth consistently get a strong start and have a solid foundation for success in school, work, and life. The primary purpose of the VISTA project is two-fold: first, to coordinate Greater Gallatin United Way’s (GGUW) local efforts to increase access to high quality early care and education programs in our community enabling GGUW to reach our Kindergarten readiness goal of increasing early literacy among entering Kindergartners; second, to coordinate, create, and disseminate an economic impact report called ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) which will be a key education piece for leaders to understand the financial pressures experienced by families faced with child care costs. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Montana Racial Equity Project (MTREP) – Program and Outreach VISTA: The Montana Racial Equity Project (MTREP) strives to achieve equity, racial justice, and positive transformational change for Montana’s historically marginalized people. Serve with MTREP to support the newly created Black Student Union (BSU) and the various Indigenous students clubs on the Montana State University (MSU) campus! As a VISTA, you’ll train and educate BSU/MSU students on leadership skills, time management, organization strategies, and additional professional development skills; create a fund for the BSU and help find funding to assist with the purchase of academic expenses; develop a new volunteer training program for the annual conference in which BSU members and any members of the various Indigenous students clubs will be trained; and help coordinate the Listening and Learning Tour to speak with queer and transgender youth of color (QTYOC) around the state. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

BUTTE

Montana Tech: The AmeriCorps Leader will support the AmeriCorps team with engaging students in school and after school academic mentoring at Ramsay Elementary school and Legion Oasis. The team will deliver college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, FAFSA support, and facilitate a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment at high schools and for recent high school graduates. The Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

DILLON

University of Montana Western Foundation (UMWF) – Indigenous Education Projects and Grant Writing: UMWF exists to inspire generosity and connect donors with their passions in order to promote access and excellence in higher education at UMW. UMWF is seeking a VISTA who wishes to learn about the traditions, values, history and hopes of Indigenous people and to put this knowledge to use in identifying funding sources. Serve with UMWF to develop informational and promotional media to be used in communicating current and future work with potential donors; learn to write effective funding proposals and grants to support project objectives; and work with relevant campus organizations, including the Native American club to advance understanding of Indigenous culture and support the success of Native American students who attend UMW. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

DRUMMOND

Drummond High School: The AmeriCorps Leader will mentor underserved rural students and connect older students with younger students in an academic mentoring role. The mentoring program will also engage families in college access and college knowledge programming. Drummond High School Goals are to support and expand college access programming, combat higher education apathy among students and families, and provide students with meaningful service and community engagement activities. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply Here!

GLENDIVE

Dawson Community College – Experiencing Student Success: Dawson Community College fosters a culture of excellence in education providing all students quality learning and opportunities for growth and partnership in local and global communities. As the VISTA you will draft and administer a community needs assessment to the college community and community partners, collect data and provide recommendations for activities to address needs identified in the assessment, provide auxiliary services to target population to improve academic success through building life skills necessary to be successful students, improve access to free and healthy food resources to students to mitigate food insecurity in the target population to improve overall academic performance and well-being, design and implement the creation of a food pantry program on campus, recruit volunteers, and much more! (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

GREAT FALLS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cascade County (BGCCC) – Increasing Club Capacity and Community Impact: BGCCC enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BGCCC offers comprehensive youth development programs that focus on three priority outcomes: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character & citizenship. Serve with BGCCC to help with capacity building projects: creating a robust volunteer program, improving relationships with community partners in order to reduce duplication and increase collaboration in the programs and services offered, and increasing the number of youth and families served by BGCCC. Additionally, as the VISTA, you will assist with Club member recruitment and attendance tracking; follow up with absent members or lapsed memberships and increase the average daily attendance, and focus on grant specific recruitment needs. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Great Falls LGBTQ Center: The Great Falls LGBTQ Center’s mission is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community by providing activities, programs and services that will empower our community to embrace and support our cultural diversity. As a VISTA, you will help schools develop a Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) to create Welcoming Schools to assist LGBTQI 8th grade youth to transition into high school as well as high school seniors transition to work/and or post-secondary education. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

HAMILTON

MAPS: The AmeriCorps Leader will mentor and support underserved, rural students by developing one-on-one and group mentoring opportunities for student success. The MAPS Media Institute is committed to providing a hands-on program designed to instill a lifelong passion for learning and to equip students with the skills and confidence for academic, social and professional success. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

HELENA

Department of Labor: The AmeriCorps Leader will help expand career awareness to Pre-K to third grade students in a fun and engaging way, connecting them with their local community’s employers and workers. The Department of Labor has a statewide project helping with Pre-K through elementary school career awareness in local communities across the state. Research shows that the earlier children are introduced to careers the better prepared they are to set their secondary and post-secondary plans. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) – Montana University System Equity in Mental Health and Wellness: OCHE is committed to effectively using its resources to make higher education accessible and affordable for Montana’s college graduates. Serve with OCHE to increase low-income college students’ access to healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environments: help build capacity to coordinate and deliver mental health and wellness programming; research best practices in system-level diversity and inclusion efforts; build a coalition of campus leaders; develop assessment tools; and work with system and campus leaders to create culturally-responsive mental health and wellness resources. This project will contribute to the well-being and success of nearly 12,400 Pell-eligible students, 5,820 American Indian students and other students of color, and the many thousands of first-generation students in the MUS system. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

KALISPELL

Flathead Valley Community College: The AmeriCorps Leader engages underserved high school students in college access activities with the Running Start program to increase dual enrollment and student success. The leader will mentor and support at least 50 first generation, low income students while building relationships with students and providing outreach for students on academic probation. Flathead Valley Community College’s Running Start Program provides eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get an affordable start on their education by earning college credits while still in high school. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Gateway Community & Children’s Center: As the VISTA, you will be helping to expand of the Gateway Community Center by developing a subsidized Children’s Center for low income children, an afterschool and summer program, and integrating services for developmentally disabled children. You will research, write, and submit grants, and if the grants are awarded, you will take the next steps in utilizing the money received from those grants to help in acquiring the equipment, furniture, etc. for the Children’s Center. Additionally, you will recruit volunteers for the project, do volunteer outreach through mailings, phone calls, and coordinate with the campus partner to recruit campus volunteers. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

The Literacy Center of Northwest Montana: As a VISTA, you will establish a used Book Shoppe, recruit volunteers for the shoppe and help with the opening of the shoppe. You will further the Dress For Success program by recruiting volunteers, organizing a system for the program and doing community outreach for women who are in need of the Dress For Success program. Furthermore, you will expand the No Kid Hungry program, engage the community by having volunteers read to the children, and invite city-county dignitaries to come and have lunch with the children. Additionally, you will write grants and assist with fundraising events. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

NW MT Veterans Stand Down: The NorthWest Montana Veterans Stand Down & Food Pantry is dedicated to providing a ‘helping hand up’, to homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans and their families. Camp Ponderosa is a retreat and learning center created by the organization to assist veterans with addressing the challenges, fears, and stigma that they face during and after they have served in our Armed Services. As a VISTA you will: research local, state, and community grant/funding opportunities; manage grant applications; conduct outreach presentations to educate the community on services provided, volunteer opportunities available, and organizational needs; lead localized fundraising opportunities; leverage and engage volunteer capital for Camp Ponderosa development. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

MISSOULA

Accelerate Montana: Accelerate Montana helps Montana businesses to increase their success from those in the idea stage all the way to those looking for global expansion. As the VISTA you will help develop economic opportunities for underrepresented high school and college students, specifically Native Americans and women, to gain interest in business ownership and increase entrepreneurship. The VISTA will serve to reduce poverty throughout Western Montana by delivering entrepreneurial programs, writing grants, and providing outreach to underserved, low-income populations on campus, in rural communities, and on reservations. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Broader Impacts Group: The AmeriCorps Leader will introduce students in Montana to role models from the University of Montana and to inspire students to pursue higher education. Leaders provide excellent hands-on demonstrations, activities and events for students in Montana through SpectrUM’s educational camps and clubs and at EmPower Place in the Missoula Food Bank. The Broader Impacts Group is a family of high-impact organizations that collectively engage over 200,000 people annually through SpectrUM, We Are Montana in the Classroom, and innovateUM. Engage Montana’s next generation of scientists and leaders in hands-on science. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Big Sky High School: The AmeriCorps Leader will support current guidance initiatives at Big Sky and provide access to mentorship for post-secondary goals. Leaders will support staff going into multi-grade level classrooms to provide instruction on a variety of topics including career interest inventories, college prep/ACT prep support, and college entrance requirement research. The goal of Big Sky High is to create a positive school climate, promote interdisciplinary learning, explore careers and future opportunities, partner with parents and community, and connect all students to Big Sky High School. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Fort Missoula: The AmeriCorps Leader will support K-12 college readiness through engaging academic programs both on our historic site and in local k-12 schools. The leader will engage youth from three local schools to visit the University of Montana archives/anthropology, education, or history department. The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (HMFM) specializes in providing unique hands-on educational activities. Tours given at HMFM tell the stories of Missoula from the homestead period through the present. We have field trip options to suit any grade level and interest within Missoula’s history and some with more global themes. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

International Rescue Committee: The AmeriCorps Leader will serve with schools, childcare facilities, and after-school and summer camp providers like the YMCA to develop orientations for refugee families to educate families on guidelines, logistics, and fees.The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Missoula College: Missoula College is a two-year college embedded within the University of Montana. As the VISTA, you will plan and execute Student Advocate Program activities, create a comprehensive Student Advocate Program Guide; increase headcount of dually-enrolled high school students at Missoula College; plan and expand Montana Pathway Projects encouraging high school students to pursue careers in high-demand, high-wage disciplines; enhance work-based learning (WBL) opportunities, apprenticeships, and other WBL opportunities; meet regularly with the WBL Director to plan and advertise internship and apprenticeship activities. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Missoula Food Bank and Empower Place: The AmeriCorps Leader will provide leadership in EmPower Place free after school programming three days per week. During the service term the leader will train and support volunteer engagement activities with youth. EmPower Place is a collective impact effort housed at Missoula Food Bank & Community Center in partnership with SpectrUM Discovery Area and Missoula Public Library. Rich with science exhibits, role models, literacy and STEM programming Empower Place enhances the lives of youth and families in Missoula. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Missoula Urban Demonstration Project: MUD promotes urban sustainable living through hands-on learning, resource sharing, and community engagement. As a VISTA you will input solutions to everyday practical challenges that poverty presents. You will be engaged in a process that aims to increase the accessibility and availability of critical empowering resources (space, physical tools and practical know-how) and provide edifying inspiration through community initiatives that model solutions. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Missoula Writing Collaborative – Free Verse: Free Verse teaches literature and creative writing in juvenile detention centers and facilities across the state of Montana. It was founded in 2014, and in 2016 it became fiscally sponsored by the Missoula Writing Collaborative, an organization which places writers in school classrooms, after-school programs, youth homes and other venues to show young people the power of words and help them find their voices as writers. As a VISTA, you will help create a formal intern program for Missoula Writing Collaborative, assist with development of a new seventh-grade program, develop a new volunteer program for Free Verse, and assist with outreach to donors and developing a donor base for Free Verse. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

MonTech- Adaptive Recreation Coordinator: MonTECH provides technology, support, and services that improve the quality of life for Montanans with disabilities. Serve with Montech and connect with potential community partners for Wheels Across Montana (WAM); meet with other adaptive recreation organizations throughout the state; connect with other agencies about how they are utilizing trikes; create a system for repairs; organize, plan, and execute community events; develop a system to train personnel and gather data; assist in looking for funding sources and writing grants; organize contacts and connect with potential partners for a new site to better connect with Veterans; and connect with the Veterans Administration and other agencies to help Veterans who are disabled gain easy access to trikes. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) VISTA Leader: MTCC is a coalition of colleges and universities which drives civic engagement, service-learning and volunteerism across our state. As the VISTA Leader, you will serve as a coach, ambassador, mentor, facilitator and trainer for the VISTAs. You will conduct site visits and regular phone calls to create a support network for VISTA members. Additionally, you will work to continue developing a housing network for AmeriCorps Members in Montana and serves as a model for members, building the capacity of MTCC to provide programming at the highest level for members. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) – Engineering Student Success: Expanding Distance Learning Effectiveness in Low-Success Populations: MTDA makes distance learning opportunities available to all school-age children through public school districts in the state of Montana. Serve with MTDA and create new internal and external capacities to support students who have been unsuccessful in the online class environment: analyze qualitative and quantitative data; connect with MTDA teachers, local site facilitators, parents, and students to assess what gaps may exist; develop materials and training for students, MTDA teachers, and participating local schools; enhance existing processes for monitoring students at the beginning of terms; and develop new processes for monitoring students during the middle and end of terms. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Rural Institute: UM Center for Excellence in Disabilities- Community Engagement VISTA: The Rural Institute improves the skills, abilities, quality of life and satisfaction of people with disabilities in rural communities, their families and those who support and partner with them. Serve with the Rural Institute to develop and disseminate a variety of community engagement assets; create a Rural Institute trainee (university students) knowledge and capacity development program; and develop systemic processes for enhancing engagement of children and youth with disabilities and their families in community-based disability and related education programs and services. As the VISTA, you will be engaged in numerous Rural Institute initiatives in collaboration with community partners. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

SpectrUM: The AmeriCorps leader will provide excellent hands-on science demonstrations, activities, exhibits, and events for students in Missoula and surrounding communities. At SpectrUM, leaders introduce students in Montana to STEM role models and inspire students to pursue higher education. The SpectrUM Discovery Area is a hands-on science center which promotes a culture of learning and discovery for all, with the ultimate goal of inspiring young Montanans to pursue higher education and possibly careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here! 

University of Montana Food Pantry: The UM Food Pantry provides free food and hygiene products to UM students, staff, and others experiencing basic needs insecurity, in a confidential and dignified way. As a VISTA you will help promote the food pantry through the UM website, social media, and events to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and increase donations. You will build relationships with campus experiential learning and community service programs, develop a platform to more efficiently recruit volunteers and practicum students; train volunteers and practicum students, work with the University Center to organize events, and attend local committee meetings as a representative of the pantry. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!)

UM Partner with Place: Build institutional capacity to support high impact practices for student success by helping to develop mechanisms for a campus-wide sustainable internship program and service learning program; conduct a campus survey to map current assets and resources in support of internships and service learning; research and present models for training and supporting campus departments that engage students in internships and service learning programs; and support campus and community partnerships for internships and service learning experiences.  (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Veterans Advocacy Clinic: The Veterans Advocacy Clinic provides pro bono legal services to Montana Veterans and their families. As the VISTA, you will secure funding, develop resources, and strengthen community partnerships to fill the gap in free legal and referral services for low-income Montana veterans and their families while also training the next generation of advocates to assist veterans and their families into the future. Providing free legal and referral services to these veterans and their families will help them obtain VA benefits and services, which will lead to higher income. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

PABLO

SKC Upward Bound: The AmeriCorps Leader engages high school students on the Flathead Reservation in mentoring activities designed to help them with student success and motive them to plan for and pursue post-secondary education. During the year, the leader will engage high school students in academic mentoring and help them plan for attending college. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide low-income, first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

SIDNEY

Richland Boys and Girls Club: The AmeriCorps Leader will support youth-focused mentoring activities through Boys & Girls Clubs for at least 50 youth and work with staff to develop goals and schedules. The leader will assist members with homework help, WriteBrain and STEM activities as well as assist with Club Mentorship program. The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential and become productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of Richland County (“The Club”) is an after school program for children in kindergarten through 12th grade designed to provide a safe place for kids to learn and grow. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

TROY

Troy High School: The AmeriCorps Leader will be assisting students with college applications, job interview skills, and scholarship opportunities. During the year, the leader will be organizing the annual Career Fair and Reality fair for students and providing mentorship opportunities for students with local community members. At Troy High School the community, parents, school staff, and students share the responsibility for advancing the district’s mission. Student learning is the chief priority for the district based on high expectations for all. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!