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We are currently hiring for a term position through the AmeriCorps VISTA program! Join our team and help us in our mission to defend our region's birds, unique biodiversity, and threatened habitats through advocacy, education, and restoration.


Volunteer Recruitment & Support AmeriCorps VISTA Member (full-time)

San Diego Audubon is seeking one AmeriCorps VISTA member to assist with recruiting and supporting our volunteers. This is a term position from August 2024 through August 2025 with possibility of extension. Led by our Operations Manager, this VISTA member will work with our Public Programs member and Marketing & Communications member to increase and promote nature learning, recreational, and professional development opportunities in underserved communities and to empower individuals to be environmental advocates and stewards within their local communities.

Term: August 24, 2024 – August 23, 2025, 40hrs/wk

Summary of Activities:

  • Assist with volunteer recruiting and outreach in low-income communities
  • Build sustainability by bringing more automation to volunteer recruitment, training, and tracking processes.
  • Write volunteer position descriptions, protocol, and training manuals for volunteers to follow
  • Design an efficient method of counting volunteers across departments and tracking their involvement in our CRM database.
  • Develop surveys to gather feedback about volunteers’ experience, satisfaction and desired opportunities.
  • Work on methods to improve communication and retain volunteers, including appreciation activities.
  • Develop new volunteer opportunities and events to address the needs of underserved communities.
  • Establish new connections with community groups, identify resources we can provide them, and engage them in new partnership opportunities.

Benefits include:

  • VISTA members are hired and paid through the federal agency AmeriCorps, so rate of pay and term are not negotiable
  • Living Allowance - You will receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses ($1117 every 2 weeks)
  • Additional monthly stipend for gas, housing, or groceries
  • End of Service Award - Choose between a Segal Education Award ($7,395) or a $1,800 cash stipend at the end of the first year and again at the end of the second year if our project is approved for an extension.
  • Professional Development and Mentorship - San Diego Audubon staff are committed to assisting AmeriCorps members with their professional growth through hands-on project work, training, and one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility - Once you've successfully completed AmeriCorps service, you will receive one year of non-competitive eligibility for employment in the federal government. This is a special hiring status that will increase your chances of getting a federal government job.
  • Read full AmeriCorps benefits here

To apply, send your resume and brief cover letter or statement of interest to  Applications will be accepted until July 8, 2024 but reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP if you are interested!


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