© North Central New Mexico Economic Development District


AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers work on impactful projects that lift people out of poverty while receiving

training and support, including a living allowance, skills-building, federal noncompetitive hiring eligibility, health benefit, and the Eli Segal Education Award or a cash stipend at the end of a year of service.

Economic Development VISTA

Community Learning Network

Santa Fe

This project will focus on fueling the technology economy in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Our (your) overall goal is to improve the quality of live for New Mexicans and their families by developing a tech-savvy workforce and well-trained community of technology employees, entrepreneurs, and innovative technology businesses. You will work with the Community Learning Network, a New Mexico born and based nonprofit dedicated to “building stronger communities through real-life learning.” New Mexico TechWorks VISTA Volunteer will strengthen technology awareness, education, enterprise, and employment in the region, especially underserved, underrepresented, rural, Hispanic and Native American communities in the area. For more information or to apply, go here.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem VISTA

Sandoval Economic Alliance


Working with the Sandoval Economic Alliance, the VISTA Volunteer will have the opportunity to build economic development entrepreneurial capacity at an in-depth level in Cuba, New Mexico. The VISTA will work with a wide range of Cuba residents to identify entrepreneurial development needs and resources to meet those needs in an effort to develop homegrown entrepreneurial opportunities.


You will work directly with Cuba leaders, gathering in-depth information about local entrepreneurial development opportunities and needs to help create jobs and improve quality of life in Cuba. Over the course of the service, the VISTA will partner with the community to problem-solve, recommend entrepreneurial development activities, and identify potential resources and collaborations for Cuba.The entrepreneurial development capacity built by the VISTA will provide Cuba the tools to build job opportunities for community members and improve quality of life.  For more information or to apply, go here. 

Building Local Community VISTA

Center for Community Innovation


The goal of the project based at the Center for Community Innovation in Raton is to help reduce poverty through the design and implementation of new workforce development services that lead to educational achievements, job training opportunities, and job placements by and for low-income persons in Colfax County, New Mexico.


Member Duties : The VISTA Member will carry out outreach and marketing intended to increase the involvement of low income persons in adult education classes including high school equivelancy preparation and testing, resume writing, and job interviewing. The VISTA will survey area employers to identify job training and education needed by employers, develop training materials. and help secure sponsors and funding to provide the job training local residents need to prepare for work in available local positions in real time.

 For more information or to apply, go here.

Senior Services Planner VISTA Volunteer


This Volunteer will identify gaps in services and develop an action plan to transform the delivery of health, nutrition and transportation services to low income seniors throughout rural communities in New Mexico. Over the course of the project the assigned VISTA will achieve four major objectives that, done well, will result in an opportunity to transform the way seniors receive critical services in rural communities throughout New Mexico.


  1. The assigned VISTA will research existing data related to food insecurity, access to health care, transportation, demographic data- including income data, population data, incidence of chronic illness and other relevant data to determine critical needs of seniors in New Mexico.

  2. The assigned VISTA will create and disseminate to seniors, and service providers a comprehensive needs assessment survey tool, conduct focus groups with service providers, seniors and other and solicit input from institutional leaders through a survey tool to identify gaps in services. 

  3. Work with local providers to build capacity in local needs assessment, and evaluation of costs associated with addressing gaps in services and unmet need.

  4. Develop an action plan and associated collateral materials for increased funding for senior services from all potential funding sources.

For more information or to apply, go here.

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