Discover Meaningful Engagement with the AmeriCorps Summer Vista Program

Are you a retiree seeking to breathe new life into your golden years? Or perhaps you're keen to contribute to a social cause that goes beyond merely filling your time? 

Consider this your invitation to explore an opportunity that merges purpose, passion, and impact. The AmeriCorps Summer Vista Program at Silver City Gospel Mission presents an exciting chance for retirees to engage in fulfilling work within our community. 

At the heart of Silver City, the Gospel Mission is committed to alleviating food insecurity and homelessness. Our partnership with Hunger Free America has led to the creation of the Summer Vista Program. 

By hiring six Summer Associate VISTAs, we aim to enhance our community garden, support food pantries, and drive other hunger-alleviation initiatives. 

Why Retirees Make a Difference: Retirees bring a wealth of experience, skills, and wisdom to the table. Your decades of work, irrespective of the field, have equipped you with valuable life lessons, problem-solving abilities, and an understanding of people. 

These qualities make you an incredible asset to our program. 

The Vista Program: Join us for a 10-week full-time role starting June 12 or June 20. You'll be part of a team working towards a more food-secure future, directly impacting the lives of those who need it most. 

What You Will Gain: While the program is an opportunity to give back, it's also designed to enrich your life. The role includes a living stipend, a choice of AmeriCorps Education or Cash Award, plus professional development training. 

Who We're Looking For: We welcome retirees passionate about anti-hunger work, display a flexible and team-oriented mindset, and have experience in diverse communities. If you are aged 18 or above, we invite you to apply. While it's a full-time role, part-time employment or participation in educational programs is allowed during your term. 

Take the first step today. Talk to Randy at the Silver City Gospel Mission at 111 S. Texas St. in downtown Silver City, behind Jalisco's Restaurant, between 10 am and 3 pm. The application deadline is by 10 am MST on May 26th! 

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Retirement is not the end of the road; it's the beginning of the open highway. Embrace this chance to make a real difference this summer. It's time to write a new chapter in your life where you emerge as a champion for change, contributing to the betterment of our community.

To all our cherished donors and loyal email subscribers, I cannot emphasize enough how truly grateful we are for your unwavering support. It is because of your heartfelt contributions and ongoing commitment that our soup kitchen, food pantries, women and children's shelter, and clothing bank are able to operate and fulfill their mission. 

Your generosity and dedication empower us to make a tangible difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Without you, none of this would be possible, and we deeply appreciate the impact you have on our organization and the communities we serve.

Randy Salars

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