- Street Outreach
- Housing Placement
- Housing Support
- Volunteer Recruitment
Benefits of Service*
- Full-Time members receive a Living Allowance of $1,425/mo and an Education Award upon completing the term.
- Part-time Members receive a Living Allowance of $750/mo and an Education Award upon completing the term.
- Health insurance for Full-Time Members (if eligible).
- Childcare for Full-Time Members (if eligible).
- Loan Forbearance.
- Transferability of Education Award (for members 55+).
- Training opportunities for professional/person growth, field experiencing in social services, and networking opportunities.
- Applicants must be 17 years or older, obtain a high school diploma or GED.
- Show proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residence.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Ability to serve individuals with diverse economic, social, racial and cultural backgrounds.
- Have reliable transportation to service site.
- Term starts September 9, 2020
- At non-profits and agencies throught Santa Barbara County that assist veterans and people experiencing homelessness.
** AmeriCorps Members that successfully complete a Full-time 1700 hour service term approved through FY 2020 AmeriCorps State funding will be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (Segal AmeriCorps Education Award). Members may use the education award to pay for current educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or both.
See Americorps and VISTA information for AmeriCorps and VISTA benefits of service.
AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. The program’s nationwide corps of VISTA members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. VISTA members support programs that improve academic performance, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, and improve health services. They also support programs that increase housing opportunities, increase economic opportunities for low-income veterans and military families, and expand access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.
Since its inception, more than 200,000 individuals have served with AmeriCorps VISTA. Annually, more than 8,000 members made a difference at over 3,000 sites across the country.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit AmeriCorps.gov/VISTA.