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Ready to lead change? Join MAVA VISTA!
What We Do
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) connects, educates, strengthens, and advocates for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities.

What You Can Do
Serve full-time for one year across the state to develop, expand, or improve volunteer programming that connects Minnesotans to the resources they need to move out of poverty.

Together We Can

Enhance how organizations use volunteers to fight poverty in Minnesota while building your skill set, growing your network, and launching your career through our service cohort.

Open Positions

Check out the current positions for 2019-20 MAVA Cohort!

Food Shelf Capacity Mobilizer VISTA with the Foundation for Essential Need (FFEN): Improve the health of local food shelves at a young, entrepreneurial nonprofit. Lead the development and expansion of an innovative program to support food shelf transformations and sustainability. 
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Partnerships for the Future VISTA with Roseville Area Schools Community Education: Seeking an equity minded, energetic individual to provide leadership, build capacity and align volunteer engagement efforts to increase academic success for our learners.
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Neighborhood Initiative Coordinator VISTA with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: Create a community where older adults are valued and connected. Empower volunteers to end elder isolation in their neighborhood so people can age in place in the community they love.
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Skills Based Volunteerism Developer VISTA with The Family Partnership: Maximize your impact by improving how we engage skills-based volunteers in a 2-generation approach to ending poverty by helping families grow their job-searching skills and financial literacy.
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Programs Development Specialist VISTA with Wright County Community Action (WCCA): FILLED

Volunteer Coordinator VISTA with Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN): Hungry to make a difference? Help WeCAN grow our volunteer program infrastructure to recruit and retain volunteers that help eliminate hunger and fight poverty in our community.
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Speaker's Bureau Developer VISTA with Our Saviors Community Services: Increase our capacity to walk with people as they break the cycle of poverty by engaging skills-based volunteers to conduct outreach through a Speakers' Bureau and teach financial literacy classes!
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Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator VISTA with Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People(VEAP): FILLED

Volunteer Engagement Specialist VISTA with Hope for the Journey Home: Expand our volunteer capacity, improve data collection and enhance our current training materials to better serve the volunteers who support families transitioning from homelessness to housing.
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Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)'s AmeriCorps VISTA Leader: Maximize your leadership skills and inspire the next generation of service members! Coach, train, and support 9 VISTAs as they develop volunteer programming to fight poverty in MN.
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