Information for Prospective VISTA Members

We are currently accepting early applications for VISTA positions to begin in July 2018 at sites throughout the state.

VISTA is an AmeriCorps national service program focused on poverty alleviation through capacity building. VISTAs serve full-time for one year while receiving a living allowance and other benefits described below. College Health Corps positions address health equity and improve low-income Minnesotans’ health through partnerships between higher education and communities. Site-specific position descriptions will be announced in March. Apply now for early consideration. Campus Compact also has VISTA programs outside of Minnesota focused on other issue areas.  Those VISTA positions can be viewed here.

How to Apply: 

1) Create a profile on my.americorps.gov. This is where you will enter basic information about yourself and create a profile.
2) Complete an application. The application asks for detailed information about your education, work and volunteer history, references, etc.
3) Submit your application to positions labeled “College Health Corps” including those linked above.

With questions, or to be notified when positions are announced, email Jaquelyn Chagnon at vistaleader {at} mncampuscompact(.)org.

Benefits:

  • Living allowance of approx. $472 every two weeks (pre-tax). (VISTA Leader: $564.34 every two weeks)
  • Choice of Education Award of $5,815 or End-of-Service Award of $1,803 upon successful completion of service ($3,000 VISTA Leader)
  • 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