Lifting People Out of Poverty Since 1965
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.
Tribal Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA
Through the Stewards Individual Placement 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.
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.