VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a non-profit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTA members generally do not provide direct services, (such as tutoring children), but instead focus their efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic develop, and otherwise assist low-income communities. VISTA's develop programs to meet a need, write grants, and recruit and train volunteers.
As a VISTA you can:
Build and cultivate community partnerships
Develop a College Access Market Plan
Write mini-grants to leverage resources
Recruit tutors, mentors, and career speakers
Develop a Volunteer Training Program
Establish programming designed to asssist low-income students
Develop a Community Advisory Committee
Maintain a Parenting Institute
New positions are open for VISTAs to start in November 2014. For more information or to apply, please click the tilte of the position below in which you are interested.