The Arlington Common’s vision is to be a community hub that enhances and strengthens the Arlington area through creativity, wellness, and education. Nestled between the beautiful Battenkill River and the Green Mountain Range, Arlington is the quintessential Vermont village but is close to Manchester and Bennington; both towns are home to fun dining and entertainment. The area also offers convenient access to great skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing while only two hours from Burlington and roughly three hours from Boston and New York City.
This position couples living in a beautiful place with meaningful work. Through communication and outreach efforts, the VISTA member will connect and expand our partnerships with other local organizations and communities that The Common serves by building relationships, designing curricula, and piloting programs. The VISTA member will partner with the Battenkill Valley Health Center, a federally-funded health clinic, and Arlington High School, whose students seek a non-traditional educational path, to break the cycle of poverty by developing and implementing: an program for students interested in employment training; a wellness program for those who need but don’t have access to such opportunities; a sustainable plan for various local food insecurity organizations; as well as a volunteer system to build community at The Arlington Common. If you are passionate about community, join us and be part of a small but mighty team committed to developing our new, creative, and entrepreneurially-spirited organization.