Better Jobs. Better Lives. Better Community.

Member Benefits

  • Monthly Living Allowance of $983 (metro area, pre-tax)
  • Choice of a $5,645 educational award or $1,500 stipend
  • Health care benefit (does not meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act)
  • Relocation expenses (if eligible)
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment (if eligible)
  • Child care assistance (if eligible)
  • 10 sick days and 10 holiday days
  • Travel for VISTA Service Training
  • Invaluable training and experience! 

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VISTA Resources


AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a year-long volunteer opportunity where you can work to help build the capacity of a local organization to carry out programs that fight poverty by recruiting and managing community volunteers, raising funds, and helping to manage projects. EMERGE VISTA members serve at area organization to expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, create trainings, etc for Minnesotans with criminal records.  

We are currently recruiting sites to host VISTAs for the 2015 - 2016 service year. Please see our request for proposals and application:

EMERGE Community Development    |    1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200    |    Minneapolis, MN 55411

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