Catholic Charities of Buffalo seeks a VISTA member to work collaboratively with agency teams and diocesan groups to enhance services provided to Catholic Charities of Buffalo clients.

Develop and/or enhance linkage and referral systems to provide a more streamlined and effective process of service delivery as well as expand resource availability to low income individuals and families. Develop and implement an inventory and tracking system for in-kind donations. Develop and implement clothing and new beginning closets in further away District Offices with LOC in order for reduce Referral Return to Stock percentages at LOC and allow clients to be able to pick up referral items closer to their homes. Assist with Emergency Preparedness and Response Program for the agency. Engage Parish Families and Catholic Schools to ensure they are aware of Catholic Charities programs and how the agency can support the community throughout the year. With the support of the Development Team – support off-cycle connections to the appeal – i.e. engage parishioners in summer volunteer activities Build out the structure to establish “Welcome Circles” for newly arrived families.

This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. . As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty. 

Job Title
Community Resource and Liaison VISTA
Catholic Charities of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Posted On
May 9, 2024