FIRST VISTA – We are recruiting

FIRST HQ is recruiting VISTA Members  to dedicate to a year of national service in the most-deserving of communities! Opportunities are available nationally, including with Playing At Learning in San Jose, CA.  APPLY today.

The FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA mission is to create and expand the vision of FIRST by working in areas that have been deemed underserved: lower socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to be able to easily access STEM initiatives. We are recruiting nationwide for youth disadvantaged by poverty.  As a VISTA, you will work onsite with Playing At Learning in San Jose.  You will receive training, become a member of the FIRST community, and have a platform to succeed and make connections.

Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA program.

The VISTA Benefit Portfolio:
Monthly Living Allowance (paid bi-weekly)
End-of-Service Education Award or Post Service Stipend
Health Care Coverage Assistance
Paid Medical and Personal Leave
Relocation Assistance (if eligible)
Attend college while serving
Student Loan Deferment/Forbearance
Child Care Assistance (if eligible)
Life Insurance Option

The VISTA Member Profile:
We are seeking individuals who exhibit leadership, drive, organizational skills, passion, commitment and hard work.  VISTA members confront poverty through collaborative development of organizational, administrative and financial capacity for their host organization. FIRST and Playing At Learning supports its VISTA members. FIRST VISTA members are willing to apply what they know, learn what they need, and take on new challenges to grow.  Being a FIRST VISTA provides a path of opportunity as you grow your skills and abilities while building your experience and network of passionate FIRST supporters.  VISTA members care about people, communities, and creating a better America for All. And yes, we have fun during the journey – indeed, “We have fun” is a Core Value for FIRST programs.

Playing At Learning’s VISTA will be supporting the Northern California FIRST teams particularly for teams in / around our building in North-East San Jose.  We would love to have a FIRST alum or FIRST parent or volunteer that is familiar with the FIRST LEGO League and/or FIRST Tech Challenge programs – but if not, and you have the drive to learn and make a difference, apply today.