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AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a national service program operated by the Corporation for National and Community service. VISTA members serve for one year, represent all walks of life, and work to strengthen the capacity of YNDC’s programming to better meet needs at a citywide scale.

YNDC hosts an AmeriCorps VISTA each year and engages them in our housing, planning, organizing, and neighborhood stabilization work. YNDC’s AmeriCorps VISTAs have planned and coordinated community workday events, developed new education programs, recruited and trained volunteers, created new output tracking mechanisms and processes, contributed to the development of publicly-adopted planning documents, and countless other activities which have helped to significantly expand the scale and impact of our work. YNDC’s AmeriCorps VISTAs engage hundreds of volunteers annually and leverage tens of thousands of dollars in in-kind donations and services.

VISTAs serve at YNDC on a full time basis and receive a living allowance to help them make ends meet. VISTAs also receive a child care benefit (if eligible), a health care benefit, and can receive either a cash stipend (approximately $1,200) or a larger education award (approximately $5,700) to put toward school or student loans upon successful completion of service. YNDC also allows VISTAs to maintain a part-time job outside of service hours for additional income.

ENLIST NOW! YNDC is currently recruiting candidates for its AmeriCorps VISTA position!



For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, CLICK HERE.