Peer Support Vista

This is a partner organization opportunity. Please click this link to review full information. If interested, please directly apply on AmeriCorps website. Do NOT submit your application here on CS website. Thanks!



Community Solutions (CS) is a national nonprofit that co-developed the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence (JJKC), a 124-unit affordable housing development with 77 units of permanent supportive housing (PSH) for individuals who have experienced homelessness. At the JJKC, CS works with its on-site partner Jaydot to help residents thrive in their permanent home by coordinating wraparound supportive services and providing on- site social programming. The VISTA will oversee and help expand the Peer Leader Program started by former VISTAs. The Peer Leaders are a small, dedicated group of residents that create and implement initiatives that bolster resident and staff capacity and increase resident satisfaction, health, and well-being.

Member Duties : The VISTA will be required to complete the following tasks over the course of their service: 1)perform an analysis of the current Peer Leader Program and resident needs, 2) engage and build trust with residents, 3) coordinate with the peer leaders to implement and monitor a plan to work on identified areas of growth while continuing to explore new building initiatives and programming, 4) pilot new peer-led initiatives and track initial outcomes, and 5) create a sustainability plan for each initiative and process for implementing new initiatives in the future.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Training , Community and bikeshare membership , Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service , Housing , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :
Homelessness , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development .

Skills :
excellent customer service , General Skills , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Conflict Resolution , Leadership , Community Organization .