AmeriCorps VISTA Grief Resource & Suicide Awareness Coordinator

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Join our team as an AmeriCorps VISTA member

At Sharing Kindness, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. Help us increase awareness of suicide, grief and mental health issues on the Cape & Islands, spreading hope, education and compassion to those who need it.

Why become an AmeriCorps VISTA Member?

  • Living allowance: $925.12 biweekly
  • Additional rent/gas stipend available (total $200/month)
  • Settling in allowance: $750
  • Relocation allowance (varies depending on distance)
  • Optional $6,895  education award OR
  • $1,800 end-of-service stipend 
  • Preferred for other federal positions

Program Details & Requirements

VISTA Grief Resource & Suicide Awareness Coordinator
Start date is flexible, term is 12 months
Minimum age: 18
Education: High school diploma/GED
Location: Massachusetts


As the VISTA Grief Resource & Suicide Awareness Coordinator, your responsibilities may include the following:

Cape & Islands Suicide Awareness Walk (Sharing Kindness’ signature fundraiser)

  • Event organization
  • Assistance with basic graphic design and marketing
  • Database management
  • Volunteer management
  • Engagement in partnership collaboration and community outreach

Communications & Marketing

  • Working with our behavioral health clinician to develop yearlong social media campaigns around grief support and suicide awareness
  • Research and document information for posts
  • Help develop quarterly newsletter
  • Monitor relevant news and related national organizations

Support for Growth & Development

  • Assistance with our current capacity-building grant
  • Support for special events
  • Compilation of grief groups information
  • Tabulation of data from pre- and post-group surveys
  • Compiling statistical reports
  • Assistance in grant writing

Preferred Skills

  • Writing/editing
  • Community organization
  • Computers/technology
  • Communications
  • Teamwork