MOCSA Violence Prevention AmeriCorps VISTA

MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community. Why we work toward this mission daily is equally straightforward. Sexual violence is not something that only happens in other places – it happens right here, in Kansas City, every single day. And the impacts can be devastating, not only for the victims, but also for their friends and loved ones. Too often, it happens within a family or within a circle of friends. More than 80 percent of sexual violence is committed by someone the victim knows, not by a stranger. The sexual violence prevention coalition is working to develop and implement innovative prevention programming that meets the needs and realities of residents and community, through reducing neighborhood violence, improving connection among neighbors, increasing gender equity, and addressing cultural norms around violence.

Duties and Responsibilities

The VISTA will support MOCSA’s Kansas City, Missouri Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition’s efforts to implement and sustain community violence prevention strategies. 

The ideal candidate will have 

  • Comfort and/or experience working with community members. 
  • Strong self-motivation while working independently. 
  • A basic understanding of or interest in the field of sexual abuse and assault. 
  • Ability to perform administrative, computer-based tasks. 
  • Interest in public health issues. 
  • Must have a driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle. 
  • Clear criminal and child abuse background screen.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.


Eligibility Requirements for AmeriCorps VISTA:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Pass a national service criminal history check.
  • Hold one of the following statuses: US Citizen, LPR, refugee, asylee, DACA, or TPS.


Hours Per Week
$877 every two weeks