Information for Prospective VISTA Members

Picture2The College Health Corps (CHC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA national service program working to promote health equity and support the wellness of low income people in Minnesota. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is the capacity-building, indirect service arm of the AmeriCorps national service program, likened to a domestic Peace Corps. CHC VISTA members commit to serving one year, full time, to address health and food access issues affecting low-income Minnesotans through capacity building projects focused on program development and enhancement. VISTA members are provided a modest living allowance and several other financial supports during their year of service.

The CHC is a program of Minnesota Campus Compact, an organization that supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities. CHC connects higher education institutions with community clinics and nonprofits to create greater healthcare access and health literacy for underserved populations.


UPDATES: 2017-18 Host Sites Selected!

American Indian Cancer Foundation
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Brightside Produce- University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
North Hennepin Community College
Northfield Union of Youth
Open Door Health Center
People’s Center Health Services
Rochester Student Health Services
Sabathani Community Center
South Central College
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona
University of Minnesota, Rochester
Wellshare International 


Benefits:

  • Living allowance of approx. $990/month (pre-tax). (VISTA Leader: $1183/month)
  • Choice of Education Award of $5,815 or End-of-Service Award of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
  • Federal Student Loan forbearance (if Education Award is elected)
  • Healthcare Allowance of $6,600
  • Training and professional development
  • Childcare assistance subsidies (if eligible)
  • Relocation allowance of $550 if moving more than 50 miles to a new location in order to serve
  • Some project sites may provide housing supports. (VISTA Leader: $100/month housing support.)
  • Opportunity to be a part of a national service movement and work with a cohort of other committed health corps VISTA members

To Apply:

The CHC has begun accepting priority applications for the 2017-2018 College Health Corps  There are two Service Opportunity Listings for CHC:

College Health Corps Campus-Focused Programs
College Health Corps Community-Focused Programs

Priority applicants will be scheduled for an interview with Minnesota Campus Compact. Well-qualified applicants will be selected to become “priority applicants”. When specific host site positions are announced in March, priority applicants will be invited to interview with specific Host Sites, if they are a good mutual match.

Specific Host Site Applications will be posted March 6, 2017. 

With questions, please contact sinda {at} mncampuscompact(.)org or 612-436-2080.