What Makes a VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity, strengthen communities and develop their own careers while focusing on the national issues of poverty, inequity, homelessness and lack of access to education.
AmeriCorps VISTA members come from all walks of life. They are community change agents, altruistic adventurers, gap year go-getters and pragmatic professionals. VISTA encourages members to think global and act local. It is perfect for people who want their job to be more than just a job.
Countless opportunities abound – serve in your hometown or across the nation. Find a project by following your skills or pursue new experiences.
AmeriCorps VISTA offers support while you serve. Benefits include: a living allowance based on the income level of the community you are serving, Relocation Allowance (if moving 50+ miles), Segal Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance, Healthcare, Child care Assistance (if eligible), Professional Development, and Non-Competitive Eligibility Status.