826 Boston seeks mission-driven change-makers to join the 2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. AmeriCorps VISTA members at 826 Boston serve for 12 months, supporting our development, communications, publishing, out-of-school time, and programming teams. Through your year of service, you will enable 826 Boston to empower students to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain critical communication skills, all while developing your knowledge of school and community partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for interviews and throughout the term of service upon request.

2021-2022 POSITIONS

BENEFITS 

  • Living Stipend: AmeriCorps VISTA members will receive a gross bi-weekly stipend totaling a minimum of $26,000 annually. Learn more here.
  • Education Award: AmeriCorps VISTAs qualify for an Eli Segal Education Award in the amount of $6,345 for every successful year of service, which includes completing a full 365 days of service. Learn more here.
  • Travel Allowance: $70/month travel stipend for months of active service
  • Professional Development: 826 Boston provides AmeriCorps VISTA members with formal onboarding in the summer, ongoing training throughout the year, and individualized coaching from a direct supervisor. 
  • Medical Coverage: The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers two healthcare benefits options to members, one for VISTA members who already have health insurance coverage and the other for those who do not. Learn more here.
  • Time off: 80 hours of sick time and 80 hours of personal time + 10 holidays.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA members may be eligible for food and public utility benefits.
  • Learn more about additional benefits provided by the AmeriCorps VISTA program here.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in the 826 Boston AmeriCorps Writers’ Room Fellowship Program, please contact Catherine Gomez.


Through your year of service, you will enable 826 Boston to empower students to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain critical communication skills.