HandsOn VISTA - City of Phoenix Makerspace
Close the technology gap by developing innovative programming and leading visitors in tinkering and exploring STEM content through hands-on approaches! Take the iWork Makers Space to the next level by leading the transition of the space to a sustainable community lead model. The VISTA member will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and assisting Makerspace staff/volunteers in equipment use (like a 3D printer), and developing systems to keep the space operable into the future with a mostly volunteer crew. Goals this year include: (1) Continuing to develop and prototyping innovative maker activities and coordinating all aspects of Makerspace programming by staff and volunteers. (2) Researching prospective community agencies and groups that will generate resources for sustaining the Makerspace’s inventory supply and workshop facilitation. (3) Increasing participation through development of a marketing plan and outreach efforts.
VISTA's who move over 50 miles qualify for a relocation allowance as well as a settling in allowance. All of our VISTA's receive a modest taxable living allowance of about $1,100/month (before taxes), federal loans qualify for forbearance. After the completion of one's year of service, they also qualify for an educational award valued at about $6,300, which can be used towards federal loans, or further education. To find out more about our benefits, please follow the following link :https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/your-benefits"