Sponsored by AmeriCorps
Join AmeriCorps VISTA and serve with some of America’s leading nonprofits, faith-based, and community organizations.
AmeriCorps brings people together through service and volunteering to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofits to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. AmeriCorps members serving in the VISTA program support projects that address poverty in communities across the country.
Through fundraising, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and much more, VISTA members serve for one year to help increase the capacity of nonprofits and public agencies to strengthen their impact in those communities.
Key Areas of Focus
As an AmeriCorps member, you can choose the service opportunity that aligns with your passions. We offer thousands of opportunities that focus on the following key areas:
• Disaster Response
• Healthy Futures
• Economic Opportunity
• Environmental Stewardship
• Veterans & Military Families
Who can serve?
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien, and pass a criminal background-check.
Overall, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent to serve as an AmeriCorps member. Individual sponsors may have additional educational requirements, such as a four-year college degree.
How do I apply?
Start the application process at americorps.gov/VISTA. We have opportunities to serve in all 50 states, US territories, and select Tribal nations.
When is the deadline?
There are thousands of AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities across the nation operating on various timelines. Opportunities are posted frequently, and applications are accepted throughout the year.
Benefits of serving?
Eight out of ten AmeriCorps alumni say that completing AmeriCorps service advanced their career path.
· Earn a living allowance
· Qualify for student loan deferment and interest forbearance
· Qualify for relocation allowance
· Receive non-competitive
· Receive an end of service award
Questions? Send a message to VISTAoutreach@cns.gov