As an AmeriCorps grantee, L.A. Works has been selected to recruit, manage, and place AmeriCorps VISTA members at host sites across Los Angeles.
We serve as an intermediary to reduce the costs to the nonprofit host site and assist with their program management.
Volunteer Corps is L.A. Works' AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. This focus on capacity building aims to more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities.
As a Volunteer Corps host site, your organization will gain a full-time VISTA member.
Host Sites help to underwrite the member’s stipend; however, L.A. Works is able to subsidize the rates.
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, helping communities and families impacted by COVID-19, connecting veterans to services, fighting the opioid epidemic, helping seniors live independently, rebuilding communities after disasters, and leading conservation and climate change efforts. Through a unique public-private partnership, AmeriCorps and its partners generated more than $63.1 million in outside resources from businesses, foundations, public agencies, and other sources in California last year. This local support strengthened community impact and increased the return on taxpayer dollars.