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Current Opening: VISTAs Wanted!

Interested in  VISTA Position!!!!

504 Health Net

Website: http://504healthnet.org

Description: 504HealthNet is to provide support to an integrated and coordinated network of healthcare providers in the Greater New Orleans region (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes), which are working together to achieve these goals:

1. Increase access to comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to all people irrespective of the ability to pay.

2. Improve the quality and benefits of care.

3. Increase sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency among the member organizations.

4. Develop linkages for a full continuum of health services.

5. Provide advocacy for the needs of community-based primary care and behavioral health providers serving underserved populations.

6. Advance an effective medical home model system of care.


Website: http://joinbastion.org

Description: Bastion is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is building an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through our powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, we will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war.

Bike Easy

Website: http://bikeeasy.org

Description: Bike Easy makes bicycle riding in New Orleans easy, safe, and fun.

Broad Community Connections

Website: http://broadcommunityconnections.org

Description: Broad Community Connections is a community development organization revitalizing Broad Street by promoting the development of its diverse neighborhoods.

College Beyond

Website: http://collegebeyond.org

Description: College Beyond helps New Orleans youth enroll and succeed in college.

Community Works

Website: http://www.communityworksla.org

Description: Community Works of Louisiana is dedicated to building a community of healthy and creative learners through programs that integrate arts, recreation, and educational support.

Covenant House

Website: https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-orleans

Description: The Covenant House provides our youth with a holistic approach to leaving the streets and achieving independence.

Discovery Fest

Website: http://discoveryfestnola.com

Description: DiscoveryFEST aims to provide quality afterschool, recess, and summer programs from experienced providers and qualified staff, featuring hands-on activities that build on what students learn in school.

Fund 17

Website: http://www.fund17.org

Description: Fund 17 is a nonprofit organization with the mission to combat opportunity inequality in the seventeen wards of New Orleans by providing micro-entrepreneurs financial and educational tools for self-empowerment.

Girl Scout

Website: http://www.gsle.org

Description: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Global Green

Website: http://www.globalgreen.org/new-orleans/

Description: Global Green creates transformative model projects and advance new policies that build sustainable and resilient communities and affordable housing. We help local governments, schools, and public agencies integrate sustainable design, clean energy, and water reduction measures and we help people reduce waste, live better, and act more sustainably today–and in the future

GNO Water Collaborative

Website: http://nolawater.org

Description: The Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative is a diverse, multi-sector regional partnership actively working towards implementation of the principles of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan and other water management best practices. The collaborative and its members integrate education, research, policy development, advocacy, and state-of the-art green infrastructure projects to ensure that the region sustainably lives and thrives with water.

Good Work Network

Website: http://www.goodworknetwork.org

Description: Good Work Network is a 501(c)3 organization that provides business development services to minority- and women-owned businesses throughout a 15-parish region in Southeast Louisiana.

Lafitte Greenway

Website: http://www.lafittegreenway.org/greenway

Description: Friends of Lafitte Greenway works to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

Louisiana Public Health Institute

Website: http://lphi.org

Description: LPHI provides an array of services to help meet the needs of local and national partner organizations, communities and government agencies.

Network Volunteers

Website: https://www.networkvolunteers.org

Description: To create meaningful volunteer experiences that build investment in, commitment to, and capacity of the Greater New Orleans area and its community organizations

Operation Spark

Website: https://operationspark.org

Description: Operation Spark is opening a new door to prosperity for low-opportunity individuals by presenting the fastest route to a career in software development.

Top Box Foods

Website: http://www.topboxfoods-nola.com

Description: Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer fresh, healthy, high-quality foods at affordable prices, particularly to folks living in areas with limited access to nutritious eating options.

Uncommon Construction

Website: https://www.uncommonconstruction.org

Description: unCommon Construction creates high energy, impactful construction experiences that develop New Orleans’ hard working high school students into team-oriented, resourceful leaders.

Unity of Greater New Orleans

Website: http://unitygno.org

Description: UNITY of Greater New Orleans is a nonprofit organization leading a collaborative of over 60 agencies providing housing and services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

Woodlands Conservancy

Website: http://www.woodlandsconservancy.org

Description: Woodlands Conservancy is a 501-C-3, nonprofit organization created with the mission to preserve and develop an ecosystem dedicated to creating daily public opportunities for recreation, ecotourism and education in a natural and historic setting. The vision of Woodlands Conservancy is to be the regional model for the conservation of hardwood forests, and a leader in the advocacy and preservation of Louisiana’s coastal forest ecosystems.

YMCA Educational Services (YES!)

Website: http://www.ymcaneworleans.org

Description: YMCA Educational Services puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

We need a VISTA Leader!!!!

We are currently recruiting for a VISTA Leader that is capable of the following:

  • Being an Ambassador for the Tulane VISTA program and for national service at large.
  • Acting as a Facilitator and Educator during regular team meetings and check-ins.
  • Serving as a Mentor in support of individual VISTA member growth and development.
  • Being a Liaison between Tulane CPS, Community Partners and VISTA members.
  • Acting as a Recruiter to help find new potential VISTA’s for your project.
  • Working as a Resource Generator to provide useful tips, ideas, and opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of Tulane VISTA members.

In order to be eligible to apply you must fit all criteria  below:

  • Have served a full year term as an AmeriCorps VISTA.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident,
  • Be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges.
  • You must have self-initiative, flexibility and organizational skills.
  • You must be available to serve full-time for one year.

You can find the full job description here
Make sure to apply through the AmeriCorps.gov portal to being the process.


To learn more about the VISTA program at Tulane read below:

What does it mean to be an Tulane VISTA? Below you will find a description of this unique program housed out of the Center for Public Service at Tulane University.

Tulane CPS VISTA Program

Community partners work with Tulane University’s Center for Public Service and host an AmeriCorps VISTA member  in an effort to build that organization’s capacity to work with public service students from Tulane. The VISTA members also work on additional development projects with students as specified by the partner organizations and Tulane during their term of service.

Thank you again for being interested in our AmeriCorps VISTA Program here at Tulane University. Please stay in touch by following us on:



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