AmeriCorp VISTA Intern at KKV - TENNIS

Nov 03 2021
Job Description

KKV is looking for VISTA interns! Start 12/07/2021


Since 1990, the KKV Tennis Program has served over 1,500 youth from age 6 to 18 years old, primarily from Public Housing. The program focuses on civic engagement, scholarly success from K-12, and social development and helps participants--many being the first generation in their family to attend college--search and apply for scholarships. Additionally, many participants have lived in Hawaii five years or less, speak English as their second language, and utilize the Tennis Program as part of their acculturation process. VISTA activities include: (1) volunteer recruitment and management (2) database creation and management (3) story-gathering sessions with the community and (4) cultivating partnerships with other KKV programs and departments and outside organizations. The VISTA will have opportunities to be trained in mandatory reporting, de-escalation, trauma and resiliency informed care, civil rights, compliance, emergency preparedness, KKV’s Pilinaha four connections framework, and medical interpretation (if applicable and interested).


Duties : The VISTA will support KKV's Tennis Program with various activities that combat poverty through educational support, health education, cultural competency, and land-based education for Kalihi’s youth. The VISTA will assist with: (1) recruitment and management of a growing pool of volunteers (2) the development of a shared volunteer database comprised of quantitative and qualitative data to be utilized for current and future grant-funding (3) story-gathering from community members, program participants, and program partners (4) the development of guides and other support tools to help participants and participant families with financial assistance, access to care, food access, and education services. The VISTA is expected to spend the first 3 months of service familiarizing themselves with KVIBE, KKV’s youth services, and KKV’s other programs to understand the greater health framework of the organization.   Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service .      *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit​are