WHAT DOES VISTA STAND FOR?
Volunteers In Service To America
WHAT IS VISTA ALIGNS?
VISTA ALIGNS focuses on building our community's capacity to respond collaboratively to community needs. This program aligns local systems and services to reduce duplication and maximize outcomes. United Way of Escambia County works directly with the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS) to place AmeriCorps VISTA members at VISTA ALIGNS nonprofit partner agencies.
VISTA ALIGNS offers members an opportunity to gain transferable skills that can be utilized in any industry. All VISTAs have an opportunity to hone their professional and personal passions.
2017-2018 NONPROFIT PARTNER AGENCIES
- Achieve Escambia
- Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
- Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE)
- Gulf Coast Kid’s House
- Legal Services of North Florida
- Manna Food Pantries
- United Way of Escambia County
- Pensacola State College
- Community Drug and Alcohol Council
- Independence for the Blind of West Florida
- Chain Reaction
- First City Arts Center
BECOME A HOST SITE:
If your organization is interested in becoming a host site to have an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the upcoming year, contact Will Wirth, National Service Manager at 444-7124 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
WHAT DO VISTAS DO?
AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to bringing individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a local nonprofit organization.
VISTA MEMBER BENEFITS:
VISTA members receive a bi-weekly living allowance of $472.22, health care benefits (including routine vision and dental), child care assistance, a relocation travel allowance, and student loan forbearance/deferment while in service. Members receive 10 vacation days and 10 sick days. After completing their service year, VISTAs receive a $1,800 stipend OR an Education Award of $5,815 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, visit CNCS’s website or follow this link.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VISTA?
Visit our Career Opportunities page to view the available VISITA ALIGNS positions. For more information about all the VISTA ALIGNS opportunities, contact United Way at email@example.com or call 434-3157.