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What VISTA Members Do

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.  VISTAs 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 Marketing 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 will be posted by April 1, 2015. For more information or to apply, please click the tilte of the position below in which you are interested.

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates (Coming Soon)

    Current VISTAs

    Position Name VISTA Name Email Address
    Evaluation Specialist Coming Soon Coming Soon
    Food Access Specialist Coming Soon Coming Soon
    High School Specialist Coming Soon Coming Soon
    Male Mentoring Coordinator Coming Soon Coming Soon
    Marketing Coordinator Jocelyn Pearce
    Parent Involvement Specialist Bennett Steigerwald
    Resource Development Coordinator Cinthia Brown
    Transition to College Coordinator Shakia Kirksey
    Tutor Coordinator Shirley Townsend
    Volunteer Coordinator Wren Smith


    • $973 (before taxes) a month for living allowance
    • Paid every two weeks
    • 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
    • Childcare allotment up to $400 per child per month

    End of Service Benefits:

    • End of service stipend ($1,500) OR
    • Education Award ($5,550)
    • Non-Competitive eligibility for federal jobs

    To learn more the partnership between Americorps VISTA and HBCUs, click here to download a fact sheet featuring Fayetteville State University's VISTA project!

       Office of College Access Programs
      AmeriCorps VISTA Project
      Fayetteville State University
      1200 Murchison Road
      Fayetteville, NC 28301
      Chick Building, Room 120


      Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Phone: 910-672-1351
      Fax: 910-672-1699

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