AmeriCorps VISTA Team

The Center is home to the Health & Justice in RI AmeriCorps VISTA team. Our VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) team members are a vital capacity-building resource to local community-based organizations and state agencies that serve individuals involved in the criminal legal system and/or impacted by the opioid crisis.

During their year of service, VISTA members on our team work to:

  • support the development of community-based prison reentry strategies
  • expand access to healthcare and reentry services for currently and formerly incarcerated Rhode Islanders and people with opioid use disorder
  • expand access to overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution in Rhode Island
  • help to facilitate layperson rescues of victims of opioid overdose
  • build capacity for juvenile hearing boards across RI
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What is AmeriCorps VISTA Service?

AmeriCorps VISTA is a one-year volunteer service position in which members serve in a capacity-building role at a nonprofit organization or a government agency. Members serving on the Health & Justice in RI Team receive a living allowance from AmeriCorps (approximately $877 every two weeks), healthcare benefits, transportation support, some childcare benefits, professional development & training, and the choice of an education award of $7,395 or cash stipend of $1,800 at the end of the service year. For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit www.americorps.gov

VISTA Team Partner Sites

We support AmeriCorps VISTA members based with us at CHJT, as well as at several partner agencies:

  • Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention (PONI)
  • Rhode Island Hospital Center for Primary Care (CPC)
  • Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC)
  • House of Hope CDC
  • Open Doors
  • Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ)
  • Rhode Island Public Defender (RIPD)

Available VISTA Positions

Position

Start Date

Partner Site

Location

06/03/24 (or later)

Center for Primary Care (CPC)

Providence, RI

04/08/24 (or later)

OpenDoors

Providence, RI

04/08/24 (or later)

Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention (PONI)

Providence, RI

04/08/24 (or later)

Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ)

Providence, RI

04/08/24 (or later)

Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ)

Providence, RI

The Health & Justice in RI AmeriCorps VISTA program does not discriminate and is an equal opportunity program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the AmeriCorps program without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender/gender identity or expression, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, military service, or protected veteran status.

Questions? Please reach out to CHJT VISTA Project Director, Zach Gross, or VISTA Project Coordinator, Ashley Paniagua.

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