AmeriCorps VISTA: Volunteers in Service to America
About AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
About AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates
AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program is a short-term service opportunity. Summer Associates enhance an existing VISTA project by allowing individuals to provide direct service over an 8, 9 or 10 week term of service. Summer Associates are available to work full-time, must be at least 18 years of age and will develop a diverse set of personal and professional skills throughout their intensive summer of service.
Direct service projects include but are not limited to:
meal preparation and service
gardening or farming
direct engagement within community including outreach and recruitment
photography, graphic design and marketing
fundraising and event planning
planning activities and working with children
Action Resources International is a VISTA Intermediary Project in Wyoming. ARI provides VISTA host sites with recruitment tools, outreach strategies, support and development of new projects, technical support, individual VISTA member communication and all finance and payroll systems.