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Member Benefits

  • Monthly Living Allowance of approximately $990 (varies by county, pre-tax)
  • Choice of a $5,775 educational award or $1,500 stipend
  • Health care benefit 
  • Relocation expenses (if eligible)
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment (if eligible)
  • Child care assistance (if eligible)
  • 10 sick days, 10 personal days and national holidays observed by host sites
  • Travel for VISTA Service Training
  • Invaluable training and experience! 

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VISTA Resources

EMERGE VISTA

Applications are closed for 2016 - 2017 service year

The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers members a modest living allowance in exchange for a year of volunteer service at participating host sites.  Positions will start with a PreService Orientation (PSO) July 26-29, 2016.  Your year of service will be from July 30, 2016- July 29, 2017.  In exchange for serving full-time (40 hours per week) for 365 days, you get many benefits (see right sidebar for additional information on VISTA benefits). 

Click here for tips for crafting a strong application. 

The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers members a modest living allowance in exchange for a year of volunteer service at participating host sites. Positions will start with a Pre-Service Orientation (PSO). In exchange for serving full-time (40 hours per week) for 365 days, you get many benefits (see left side bar for additional information on VISTA benefits).  

Effective May 3, 2015: VISTAs are allowed to have part-time employment outside of their VISTA service, if pre-approved. 

Click here for FAQs on this change.










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