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 supporting the development of mentoring program at Henrico County Public Schools in Henrico, VA.
Member Duties : Create a stronger future by empowering youth in schools through mentorship. The Henrico HEROES mentoring program envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support. This first year placement will be responsible for laying the groundwork for building a research based, sustainable mentoring program throughout Henrico public school system. The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will research best practices in mentoring and assess current mentoring programs for inconsistencies and gaps in service. Develop and enhance training for new mentors. Develop and expand policies and procedures for schools to conduct the mentoring program. Create and implement a community outreach plan to bring in support for the program and create potential volunteer pools for recruitment of new mentors. Recruit new mentors for expansion of mentoring program.
Program Benefits : Training, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible.