Become a VISTA

Montana Community VISTA Partnership VISTA members assist in carrying out the mission of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) to improve and protect the health, well-being and self-reliance of all Montanans. MCVP is housed within the Human and Community Services Division (HCSD) and its mission is to support the strengths of families and communities by promoting employment and providing the assistance necessary to help families and individuals meet basic needs and work their way out of poverty. MCVP has embraced a Community Building Process and this is woven throughout the MCVP VISTA Assignment Description, with the goal of creating and sustainable local capacity building.

VISTA members work to build the capacity of communities to mitigate social and health risk factors by forming partnerships and coalitions, mobilizing resources from public and private entities and establishing community service as a major solution to combating poverty at the community level. Duties will require a great deal of coordination and collaboration with state and local agencies and non-profit groups. VISTA members will work to build the capacity of communities by forming partnerships and mobilizing resources from public and private entities.

VISTAs will also identify current activities, resources and needs in the community; work with local community development councils to gather and review data and establish goals/objectives; expand the use of volunteers and community service programs; write and coordinate grants; build lasting community coalitions; establish mentoring programs for youth.

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You can find our projects by using the search criteria: Program Type: VISTA, State: Montana, Program Name: MCVP

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