AmeriCorps VISTA Service Description
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) was founded in 1965 by Lyndon Johnson as a national service program designed to specifically fight the war on poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs. Today, about 46 million Americans live in poverty. Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. You will find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality.VISTAs serve for one year, and during their year they are assigned a number of existing programs to continue managing or are tasked with starting new programs. These programs are designed to fight poverty in six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.VISTA Summer Associates (VSA) serve during the summer school months and fill a variety of positions. VSA service will engage volunteers in intensive service in summer school, Club TIGER, and community organization settings.For information on VISTA benefits and where to apply, please click here, and check below for all the exciting projects VISTAs are involved in.