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AmeriCorps VISTA

Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older from a diverse range of backgrounds to dedicate a year of full-time service with an organization (“sponsor”) to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty.

The power of AmeriCorps VISTA is extraordinary, and brings talented, passionate people on board to create or enhance your anti-poverty program by expanding the capacity of your organization.

AmeriCorps VISTA members come equipped with the talent and drive to be a game-changer for your organization.

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Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Member

AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program must:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses:
    • US Citizen
    • US National
    • Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
    • Persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications:
      • refugee, asylum or asylee
      • temporary protected status
      • deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status