Interested in AmeriCorps? In Billings, Montana there is an amazing AmeriCorps VISTA program called the Billings Metro VISTA Project (B-MVP). In Billings AmeriCorps currently has several positions that focus on childhood education and mentoring. Since 2009 Billings Metro VISTA Project has consistently built sustainable programs that continue to this day in the City of Billings and is always looking for the most qualified candidates.
AmeriCorps VISTA is an excellent opportunity for recent or soon-to-be graduates to gain work experience and priceless networking opportunities. AmeriCorps VISTAs receive a small monthly stipend along with an education award, worth $5,775, at the end of their service (which they can use for any student loans or future education) and Non-Competitive Eligibility when applying for federal jobs.
BMVP – Child & Mentor Matches for Educational Success
Building capacity will alleviate poverty through the provision of mentoring support programs for abused or neglected children so they and their families can access services relating to homelessness, educational needs, and untreated mental health care and addictions; ultimately providing a safe and permanent home for each child.
The Joint Court Appointed Special Advocates of Yellowstone County (CASA) VISTA project gives the opportunity for graduating students to grow professionally AND help mentoring services to disadvantaged children. This project is expected to lessen the amount of time children stay in non-permanent living situations and will prevent future abuse and neglect for at least 20 children supported through CASA.
Further Billings Metro VISTA Project opportunities can be found here.