AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Job Description

Idaho Youth Ranch unites for Idaho’s youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience. We operate a network of thrift stores across the state of Idaho that fund our youth programs and services, including emergency shelter, residential care, youth and family therapy, job readiness training, adoption services, and more.

In 2023, Idaho Youth Ranch is opening a new 64-bed residential facility, serving low-income families in Idaho. The facility, a first of its kind in Idaho, will provide a place for Idaho youth to stay close to their families while receiving necessary treatment. VISTA members will be involved in the recruitment, engagement, fundraising, and other projects related to the residential center.

We are looking for 5 VISTAs and 1 Lead VISTA to join our Volunteer Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Development, and Training departments. VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a year-long volunteer program that supports nonprofit organizations in capacity building and prepares volunteers for careers in the nonprofit, public or private sector.

All positions are based out of our offices in Boise, ID with occasional travel to other locations across the state.

The AmeriCorps VISTA members at Idaho Youth Ranch have the opportunity to work with passionate teammates, engage in monthly training and development, gain valuable skills, and live in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States!

For more information and to apply to any of our positions, visit and Search "Idaho Youth Ranch" in the program name section.

Join a network of thousands of AmeriCorps VISTA members, work in a fun, rewarding environment, and make a change in the lives of families and youth in Idaho!

Benefits of the AmeriCorps VISTA program include:

  • Living allowance
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Relocation allowance
  • Health coverage
  • Training
  • Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
  • Non-Competitive eligibility for government jobs upon completion of service

Type: Volunteer

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Idaho Youth Ranch Volunteers

Idaho Youth Ranch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping vulnerable, at-risk kids transform the pain and despair of childhood trauma into hope for a promising future.

Our Mission:
We unite for Idaho's youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience.

Our Values:
RELATIONSHIPS are the foundation.
COMMITMENT to our mission unites us.
GROWTH is always possible.
TRANSPARENCY makes us stronger.
COMPASSION is our lens.
JOY sustains us.

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