• AmeriCorps VISTA Events

     

    ACV

    VISTAs host a number of events and fundraisers for the benefit of the community and VISTA programs. Below is a list of past and recurring VISTA events.

    TIGER Leadership Camp (TLC)

    TLC

    TIGER Leadership Camp (TLC) is a summer camp program designed for all ages that teaches leadership skills through outdoor and physical activities. Campers can practice problem solving skills by leading groups through challenges designed to strengthen critical thinking and cooperation skills.

    Service Learning

    SL

    VISTAs organize a number of events designed to promote community service and service learning, such as weekly recycling and Snack in a Pack packing. VISTAs organize service projects for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Make a Difference Day. VISTAs also facilitate valuable post-secondary skills such as college and career readiness, job fairs, and mock interviews to prepare students for their future.

    Snack in a Pack (SIAP) Fundraising

    SIAP

    VISTA members serve as coordinators for the Snack in a Pack program, organizing a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to provide awareness and ensure the success of Snack in a Pack. These events include:

     

    Walmart Fundraisers

    SIAPWM

    You can find VISTA members setup outside the local St Robert Walmart on Friday throughout the month. Stop by and help them out with a donation, including monetary or in-kind, anything helps and we appreciate your support.

    For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA members and how to apply, please click here.

    ACV

 

Snack in a Pack
SIAP
 
Snack in a Pack (SIAP) provides supplemental food packs over weekends and holiday breaks for students who may otherwise go hungry while not in school. Snack in a Pack is managed by the Waynesville AmeriCorps VISTA program. 
 
SIAP provides weekly meals for approximately 325 students within the Waynesville R-VI School District. SIAP is a 100% donation-driven program that relies on the generosity of its partners, donors, and the multitude of community volunteers to continue its mission to feed hungry children and improve educational success.
 
The cost to support each student receiving a pack is approximately $200 for the school year. With the current number of student recipients, the total cost to feed all of them is approximately $65,000 each year. Snack in a Pack is always in need of donations (monetary or in-kind) and the help of volunteers interested in supporting the program. 
 
Schools served by the program include:
 
Williams Early Childhood Center
East Elementary 
Freedom Elementary
Partridge Elementary
Thayer Elementary
Wood Elementary
Waynesville Sixth Grade Center
Waynesville Middle School
Waynesville High School
Waynesville Career Center