Serve as a VISTA Member with MENTOR Virginia (MVA)! MVA is a Richmond-based, statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports mentoring programs around Virginia with a focus on the expansion of research based, high-quality mentoring in Virginia. Our vision is that every child who needs a mentor has a mentor. VISTA Members will help further our mission is to provide training and technical assistance to mentors and mentoring programs and increase the quality and quantity of mentoring for Virginia’s youth. As a MVA VISTA member, you will join our team of full-time VISTA Members serving throughout Virginia. MVA works with VISTA Members directly throughout their year of service by assisting with VISTA Member screening and placement at host organizations, and providing training and ongoing support. Our VISTA Members serve with partner organizations to support each organization’s internal capacity focusing on: Program Development, Volunteer Recruitment, Mentor/Mentee Training, Match Support, and Resource Development. During your year of service, you will be serving with Computers4Kids in Charlottesville, VA to support the development of mentoring programs at that organization.
Member Duties : Help to build an equitable community through mentorship and access to technology C4K was founded to help close the gap that exists between youth who can afford to have a home computer and those who cannot. For over 20 years C4K has provided technological support and guidance through their afterschool and mentoring programs. C4K is part of the global The Clubhouse Network (TCN). C4K’s goal is to expand into a STEAM based group mentoring format incorporated by TCN concept. . The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will establish a mentor retention plan that will recognize, celebrate, and receive feedback from volunteers. Create and implement an outreach and communication plan that will use local events/media and social media. Explore opportunities for community involvement and outreach and represent C4K at diverse community events. Create a youth-led social media campaign by creating policies and procedures for engaging and training the C4K youth to share their voice and story.