AmeriCorps

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Very Fulfilling but also a lot of paperwork and ineffective training

Former Employee - Team Member in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Team Member in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at AmeriCorps part-time (more than an year)

Pros

You make a difference
You work with smart and caring people
You interact with diverse populations
It's an amazing organization

Cons

Paperwork
Training (they may have reformed this)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage teams to really get to know each other so that they can be unified in their approach

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    I know the skills I developed through AmeriCorps will help me be a better employee and a lifelong community member.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriCorps as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience, Exposure, & Skill development.

    Cons

    The only Con will be to budget for the Living Allowance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

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    Americorps VISTA review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Get to work in a low income community and give back
    - There is usually a lot of autonomy
    - Definite resume builder for college grads with little experience
    - See a new place, meet new people

    Cons

    Heres my advice, research a lot before going in. Make sure you know the people you are working with and that they know what a VISTAs role is before you accept. As a VISTA you have to understand that you are going to be put in a unsustainable situation and you are going to be paid basically nothing... thats the point of VISTA... its going to be frustrating and you may not get done everything you want to get done, but if you work hard usually you are rewarded. Also make sure you are OK with the fact that you are going to have to be a self starter. A lot of VISTA supervisors have many other responsibilities and VISTA is low on their totem pole, you aren't going to get a to do list everyday. Obviously every situation is different but I think this is good general advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think generally Americorps VISTA does a good job, maybe do a better job of making sure supervisors don't take advantage of their VISTAs.

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