AmeriCorps VISTA: Volunteer Coordinator (Kilauea)

Malama Kaua’i’s Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will build the organization’s first formal volunteer coordination effort for a variety of agriculture, education, and sustainable economic development related programs to fight hunger and increase food security on the most remote populated landmass in the US. The VISTA will be primarily responsible for building and improving tools and systems that enhance the organization’s effectiveness in engaging our community and visitors in service opportunities within our community-based programs. Typical work week is Monday through Friday but flexibility to work weekends for special events is needed. Position is based out of our Kilauea headquarters, but may require travel across island for various events. Position begins March 18, 2019.


Develop and implement systems for volunteer recruitment:

  1. Working effectively with the Malama Kaua’i staff in order to plan impactful and effective volunteer opportunities
  2. Crafting volunteer job descriptions and for one-time and ongoing volunteer needs
  3. Promoting opportunities through a variety of outreach methods including, but not limited to, newsletter, website, social media, online volunteer job boards, and in-person outreach
  4. Developing volunteer-based partnerships with various organizations such as RSVP, tourism groups, colleges, hotels, and other community/business groups
  5. Attending community events for potential volunteer outreach

Develop and implement systems for volunteer management:

  1. Creating and utilizing tracking systems for volunteer participation
  2. Ensuring that all paperwork is completed by volunteers, including waivers and sign-in sheets
  3. Assisting with reporting on volunteer engagement data
  4. Develop volunteer manual and orientations

Develop and implement systems for volunteer appreciation and retention:

  1. Ensuring that all volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated for their participation in events and programs
  2. Engaging with existing volunteer base on a regular basis to foster strong relationships


  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities to handle complex logistics
  • Strong computer and administrative skills, including Gmail, Google Drive/Docs, Calendaring, etc.
  • A warm and outgoing, aloha-first attitude
  • Ability to comfortably deliver engaging public presentations in front of groups
  • Must be comfortable with across-island driving


AmeriCorps VISTA is a year-long, full-time service opportunity through the Corporation for National & Community Service. You must be at least 18 to serve. Program Benefits Include:

– Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $641.20
– Choice of $6,095 Education Award or $1,800 End of Service Stipend
– Healthcare Coverage
– Relocation Allowance, Student Loan Forbearance, and Childcare Assistance, if eligible
– Extensive training, networking, and professional development opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a small subsistence allowance and should evaluate their financial situation to ensure that they are able to complete the full one-year term. The CNCS provides the living allowance to cover the cost of food, housing, and other basic necessities during service. The allowance is low because a VISTA member is expected to live at approximately the same economic level as the people they serve. You may attend school or have another part-time job during service, but will be expected to work on a full-time basis in this program.

TO APPLY: Click here to apply on the MyAmeriCorps website.