Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

Website Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC)

Our mission is to plan, develop and coordinate services designed to combat conditions related to poverty.

AmeriCorps Summer Associate (VISTA)

The role of this position in the poverty problem-solving process will be to focus on mobilizing human and other resources to increase the capacity of low-income communities. To help with this process, the Summer Associate will be placed at a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site to help implement goals and objectives identified by NOCAC. Through this program, the associate’s goal will be to teach kids as well as the community about the importance of healthy nutrition and mobilization. This person will help with all aspects of the SFSP program development including: meal service, volunteer recruitment, working with daily menus, data entry, finding ways to create other supports for the families attending, and documenting ideas for growth for future program years.

What is an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in service to America)?

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. VISTA is an anti-poverty program created by Lyndon Johnson’s Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as the domestic version of the Peace Corps. VISTA’s legislative purpose is to supplement efforts to fight poverty in low-income communities by engaging Americans from all walks throughout their term of service.

Site Supervisors needed in:

  • Archbold
  • Bryan
  • Paulding

Schedule: Monday 8:00-3, Tuesday-Friday, 8:30-2:45, 32 hours per week.

Wage: Living stipend: $675.08 biweekly.  End of year service award. Choose either a $1459 Education Stipend or a $311 Cash Stipend.


Must be 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED.  Experience directing volunteers and working with children, preferred. Must have a valid State Motor Vehicle operator’s license and be insurable under the NOCAC vehicle insurance policy.


  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through NOCAC’s vehicle insurance carrier.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing job requirements as specified by the funding source and/or NOCAC policy including: background screening, drug/alcohol screening, and employment physical.
  • Must maintain professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality; be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals and be able to work with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and ages.

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