The Ingham County Health Department's AmeriCorps VISTA Program is now seeking host site applications for the 2020-2021 program year!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. VISTA members serve as catalysts for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. Members in the VISTA program commit to a year-long, full-time position with a sponsor organization, often nonprofits, faith-based and community organizations, and public agencies and have the unique charge of helping build their sponsoring organization’s capacity through organizational, administrative, and financial capacity.
AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity through activities like:
The Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps VISTA Program places VISTA members at host organizations, or host sites, throughout Ingham County to focus on project goals related to economic opportunity, education, and healthy futures:
- funding development campaigns.
- building community partnerships.
- creating marketing and outreach campaigns.
- recruiting and managing volunteers.
- developing trainings and curricula.
- Education: K-12 Success
- Education: Post-Secondary Education
- Economic Opportunity: Employment/Workforce Development
- Economic Opportunity: Housing
- Healthy Futures: Access to Care
All AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time (36-40 hours per week)
from August 17, 2020 - August 16, 2021!
To cover the costs of the living stipend, training opportunities, and program and staff support, the host site fee for the 2020-2021 program year is $8,500 per VISTA member awarded.
Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,491 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($6,195) OR Cash Stipend ($1,803)
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Paid Personal and Medical Leave
To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, review the requirements of hosting a member, and to access the application CLICK HERE. An editable word document for the VISTA Assignment Description can be found here.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 28th by 5:00pm.
Questions about hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member, our application process or to set up a technical assistance appointment contact:
AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director