AmeriCorps VISTA

NC Campus Compact VISTAs fight poverty
with the power of higher education!

Founded in 1964, AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that lets citizens make a full-time, one year commitment to alleviating poverty through the development of sustainable programs in local non-profit organizations. Participants receive a living stipend from the Corporation for National and Community Service and are eligible for an education award upon completion of their service year.

NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA members support higher education’s mission of community engagement and the VISTA mission of fighting poverty. Our program places VISTA members on a campus or community host site to develop sustainable connections with key community partners serving low-income people.


The NEW NC Hunger Corps HOST SITE Application is now available. Learn more.

We are NOW RECRUITING for NC HUNGER CORPS members to serve at sites across NC, including:
Wingate University, Warren Wilson College, UNC Pembroke, UNC Charlotte, East Carolina University, and more.
Learn more and Apply

Meet our 2018-19 NC Afterschool Corps VISTA members!


VISTAs undertake a variety of roles and projects. Typical VISTA activities include:

• Building relationships with community based organizations
• Assessing community and agency needs and identifying assets
• Recruiting and training student, faculty, staff, and community volunteers
• Developing data systems to manage people and performance
• Creating policies and procedures that increase agency effectiveness
• Supporting citizen and student leadership and participation in service
• Seeking new resources through fund-raising and grant-writing
• Facilitating service-learning placements, community-based research, and co-curricular opportunities that support low-income communities
• Promoting AmeriCorps, VISTA, and service

The AmeriCorps VISTA program is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Interested in becoming a VISTA?
Visit our page for Prospective VISTAs.

Could your organization use a VISTA to support a new or existing project?
Visit our page for VISTA Host Sites.

For more information, please contact our VISTA Program Coordinator or call 336-278-7278.