Information for Prospective VISTA Members

Make a difference in the lives of students experiencing barriers! Work to further enhance the student support center on campus.

Help increase capacity for recovery efforts in rural communities!

We are currently accepting applications for Minneapolis Community & Technical College and UMN Opioid Prevention and Intervention VISTA positions to begin on December 3, 2018.

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. Campus Compact also has VISTA programs outside of Minnesota focused on other issue areas.  The VISTA position 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.

Please note that applicants are interviewed on a rolling basis.

With questions, email Jaquelyn Chagnon at chagnon {at} augsburg(.)edu

Benefits:

  • Living allowance of approx. $472 every two weeks (pre-tax). (VISTA Leader: $564.34 every two weeks)
  • Choice of Education Award of $6,095 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 $7,350
  • 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: $150/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