AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA is a highly professional and rigorous national service program, through which members serve in capacity building roles.

Full-time, One-year VISTA Service

As an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), you can build capacity and infrastructure development to solve community problems and to help strengthen individuals and communities. Through activities such as grant writing, establishment of community volunteer recruitment and management systems, fundraising, IT related infrastructure, community outreach, and collaborative development, VISTA members mobilize local resources to address community needs.  VISTA members generally do not provide direct service, such as working directly with children or leading family activities, and instead focus on capacity building efforts. VISTAs focus efforts on building organizational, administrative, and financial capacity with the goal of achieving transformative and sustainable outcomes.

Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Center For Family Services is a great way for you to positively impact an area of high need, and also provides an excellent professional development opportunity.

Complete the Apply to Serve Questionnaire through Center For Family Services VISTA Applicant Portal. Note: you will need to register in the Center For Family Servcies Portal in order to apply. 

Full-time, One-year Positions:

  • IT Compliance Associate
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Golden Cradle Adoption Services
  • Video & Multimedia

 

Full-time, VISTA Summer Associate Service

Are you interested in service as a Volunteer in Service to America this summer? 

As a VISTA Summer Associate, you have the opportunity to serve full-time for 9 weeks with a focus in any of these areas: food access, data, social media, fundraising or graphic design. Service as a VISTA Summer Associate is a great way for you to make a positive impact while building your resume.

The deadline to commit to service as a VISTA Summer Associate is May 8th (apply before May 1st to allow time for an interview.

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates receive the following benefits:

  • Living allowance of $2439/nine-week term  ($542 biweekly before taxes)
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,342 payable to a lender or educational institution (to be used toward student loans) or graduate school OR $311 cash award upon end of service. Please note, both the education award and cash award are considered taxable upon completion of the term of service
  • Many universities will match the Education Award

Apply today if you are interested in service as a VISTA Summer Associate. Complete the 2-step process below to apply for VISTA Summer Associate Service:

#1) Complete the Apply to Serve Questionnaire through Center For Family Services VISTA Applicant Portal. Note: you will need to register in the Center For Family Servcies Portal in order to apply. 

#2) Apply for national service through the My AmeriCorps Portal. You will need to register and complete an application in the My AmeriCorps Portal in order to apply for any of the following VISTA Summer Associate positions that interest you.

Full-time, VISTA Summer Associate Positions:

 

Qualifications for One Year VISTA Service and VISTA Summer Associate Service


Testimonials

VISTA service provides perspective that is essential in our increasingly diverse and ever changing society.
- Robert S.

VISTA service enhances new skills and allows you to give back to the community that you are a part of.
- Colin F.

VISTA members have increased enrollment in 83% of programs where they have served.
 

Qualifications/Requirements

All VISTA placements at Center For Family Services are contingent upon a drug screening and criminal background check. For certain positions, medical testing including physical and PPD are also required. All positions require a high school diploma or G.E.D. Many positions require an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree. 

Program Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive the following benefits (for full-time; one-year terms):

  • Living allowance of $14,097/year ($542 biweekly before taxes)
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095 payable to a lender or educational institution (to be used toward student loans) or graduate school OR $1800 cash award upon end of service. Please note, both the education award and cash award considered taxable. 
  • Many universities match the education award for graduate programs
  • Forbearance for federal loans- accrued interest from the year is covered by CNCS
  • 10 days of vacation leave and 10 days of medical leave
  • Limited health benefits
  • Housing is not provided for VISTA members, but members relocating from a distance of 50 miles or more are provided up to $750 to assist with relocation expenses. This $750 is dispersed as part of the first check VISTAs receive with their living allowance payment (this first living allowance check is received 2-3 weeks into service).

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates receive the following benefits (for full-time, 9-week summer terms):

  • Living allowance of $2439/nine-week term ($542 biweekly before taxes)
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,126 payable to a lender or educational institution (to be used toward student loans) or graduate school OR $311.54 cash award upon end of service. Please note, both the education award and cash award considered taxable upon completion of the term of service
  • Many universities will match the Education Award

Contact

Contact our Volunteer/VISTA Coordinator, Del-Charrese Densley, by email or at 856.651.7553 x40200 for more information.

Funding

AmeriCorps VISTA is a program funded through the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS).