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. Our VISTA program places VISTA volunteers on a campus or community host site to develop sustainable connections with key community partners serving low-income people.

NOW RECRUITING 2016-17 VISTA members!
Priority given to early applicants. Learn more and apply.

Check out our VISTA VIEW BLOG to read 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, please contact Assistant Director Chad Fogleman at 336-278-7278.