AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. A number of members serve in the summer months through the AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program. The program offers members the opportunity to become engaged in community service through an existing AmeriCorps VISTA project for eight to 10 weeks during the summer.
Award / Eligibility Details:
AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older. Members and Summer Associates receive a modest living allowance, and those who serve for a year also receive health coverage, childcare, if needed, and other benefits. After successful completion of a term of service, members can choose to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.
Academic Level: All;Graduate;Post-Graduate;Post-Undergraduate;Undergraduate
Type/Purpose: Public Service Program
Field of Study: All;Arts & Humanities;Business;Education / Teaching;Public Affairs / Policy;Social Sciences;STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Location: United States
Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident;US Citizen;US National
For more information: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista