Wed, Mar 21, 2018 — 8:29 am
Member Application: Rochester Youth Year (RYY) Fellowship
Rochester Youth Year (RYY) is a social justice fellowship sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA and administered by the Rochester Regional Network (RRN). RYY members provide indirect, capacity-building service. This means that they do not directly support clients, but instead create sustainable systems, structures, and infrastructure for their partner organization to provide those supports.
Rochester Youth Year members serve with a community organization for 365 days from the start of their service. VISTA is a 24/7 commitment. This does not mean that a VISTA member is always on call, but instead that the VISTA member should be available for evening and weekend needs as they arise. RYY VISTAs are expected to serve as a full-time team member at their organization, averaging 35-40 hours per week. Members should receive flex time off for any hours served over this limit.
Although VISTAs are technically “volunteers,” they are so much more than that. They are invested, valuable members of the team. They think critically and creatively about how to improve processes and expand services.
Applications for the program are due on March 2nd. Students will need to complete a brief online application, one page resume, one page cover letter, two letters of recommendation and official transcript(s). See links below!