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*VISTAs support higher education’s mission of community engagement and the VISTA mission of fighting poverty. Started in 2003, our VISTA program places VISTA volunteers on a campus or community host site to develop sustainable connections with key community partners serving people in need.

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2014-15 VISTA Host Sites or VISTA Members.

Check out our VISTA VIEW BLOG to find out more about the great work our VISTAs are doing throughout North Carolina!

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 about NC Campus Compact's AmeriCorps*VISTA Program, contact Chad Fogleman, Program Coordinator.