Working at United Way:
United Way of Thurston County is a stable, well-respected community organization that works through two avenues to achieve community impact and fight poverty. First, we raise funds that currently support numerous local programs focused on Education, Income or Health. Secondly, we mobilize people and resources to address critical community problems through our Early Learning Initiative, Community Grant-making, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). We have strong ties to the business, nonprofit, government and faith communities, and work with more than 700 volunteers annually. At United Way we promote giving, advocating and volunteering as ways to become involved with our community and advance the common good for all.
United Way of Thurston County VISTA Team Lead
United Way of Thurston County fights for the health, education and financial stability of all members of our community. We have been a part of Thurston County for over 80 years and run programs such as Women United, R.S.V.P., Reading Buddies, and VISTA. Thurston County is a diverse area. The state capitol is located here along with many educational institutions like The Evergreen State University. We are seeking a VISTA Lead who will work with our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator to assist in the leadership of the VISTA Team, 2018 - 2019. This includes admin work such as tracking timesheets to preparing the agendas and finding guest speakers for future professional development opportunities. The VISTA Lead will also serve as a mediator and support for the VISTA Members. Being an active listener, compassionate, a team player, flexible and supportive of not only UWTC but of the VISTA Program's core values is essential to success. Serving as the VISTA Lead brings you into direct contact with many amazing organizations and people in the community. Our VISTA Grant covers up to 7 counties and we are always growing and developing our program. You will be working directly with host sites and VISTA Members in Thurston, Mason, Pierce and Grays Harbor County. VISTA Leads have to have served one full term of full-time service in AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. For more information, please click here.