Hosting a Rochester Youth Year member is a great way for organizations to gain a talented and motivated full-time team member. Members can be invaluable resources in the development and implementation of new projects and can increase the capacity of your organization to more efficiently meet its goals and advance its mission.

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FIND THE RIGHT FIT

Because Rochester Youth Year members have the opportunity to select from a diverse pool of placements, your agency will receive an RYY VISTA Fellow who has a clear interest in the work and mission of your organization. And, because we recruit members from a variety of majors and backgrounds, we know your agency will receive a Fellow with the skills necessary to do the work, too.

Develop new programs.

VISTA members can support staff in designing and implementing new programming based on the needs and interests of your organization’s clientele. VISTA members focus on developing sustainable procedures and systems from day one, ensuring that programming can continue even when VISTA support comes to an end.

STRENGTHEN AND IMPROVE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S SYSTEMS PROCESSES.

VISTA members can assess, research, and evaluate current processes, too, suggesting alternatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Increase Buy In.

Many VISTAs focus on volunteer recruitment and outreach during their year of service to increase the level of buy-in from outside community members. This can, in turn, result in greater fundraising and more hands-on support to move an organization’s mission forward.

CONNECT DIRECTLY TO LOCAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERISITES.

Part of Rochester Youth Year’s mission is to better connect universities with local community organizations, to share resources and learn from each other. Benefit from research, college-aged volunteers, interns, networking opportunities, and more.