AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.

How Will You Make a Difference?

This is an opportunity to spend one year serving full-time to make a difference here at home. Whether in your hometown or across the country, this is a unique chance to improve your life and the lives of others. AmeriCorps VISTA is about helping all individuals reach their fullest potential. VISTA is designed to build the capacity of an organization and enhance its ability to serve the community. As a result, VISTA impacts both the person serving as well as the individuals served. From Alaska to Puerto Rico, AmeriCorps VISTA members are building communities while building their careers. 


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Through the Community Stewards’ Tribal Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA Initiative, Conservation Legacy will place up to 48 AmeriCorps VISTA members in projects designed to build resilience, promote cultural heritage, and provide employment pathways in 35 Native American communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members will support projects developed by tribal colleges and universities, National Park Service sites, and the Ancestral Lands Program. This initiative is strengthened by a partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which integrates with AIHEC’s Native Climate Resilience Network project. AmeriCorps VISTA members will build capacity for the tribal communities through work with organizations promoting resilience, environmental stewardship, economic opportunities, food sovereignty, and youth development. This expands on existing partnerships between CNCS, Conservation Legacy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

To Read More about Conservation Legacy and AmeriCorps VISTA Tribal Resilience program click here. 



 Southeast Conservation Corps   - Tribal Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA -  NOW HIRING

Application deadline: Mid -July 2017

Program dates: 8/14/17 - 8/13/18

Schedule: Full Time

Location: Based out of the SECC office in Chattanooga, TN. Serving states: AL, MS, NC, LA, OK

Age Requirments: 18 years or older

Education Level: College graduate or equivalent expereince 

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Member Duties : The SECC VISTA will work closely with federally designated tribal communities within the Southeast region and land management agencies, such as the USFS, to build ancestral lands programming for tribal youth. Based off self-identified community needs, and project partnerships available, this VISTA will work to build and implement a demonstration project that engages six tribal youth in conservation service work. 


Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit


Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment             


Skills :
Recruitment ,  Trade/Construction ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Conservation Corps Experience ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing .


APPLY NOW - Interested Candidates can submit an application through the AmeriCorps webiste :

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This program is available to all eligible applicants, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, sexual orientation or religion.





When we are all together, making jokes and laughing together, these are the moments that I forget about what I miss, and realize this is my new home.

--2014 Corpsmember


   "So far, the experience I've had with SECC has been one of the best experiences I've had. During the second week of working as a part of the Urban Archeology Crew, we had a very progressive 5 days. The crew has become comfortable with each other very quickly, which includes embarrassing stories of everyone's childhoods as well as working very efficiently. Everyone in my crew has enjoyed themselves and made everyone else around them feel welcome." - Ashlyn Naylor - YCC 2017