Interested in a non-profit career but not sure how to get your foot in the door? Do you have limited experience in the field you want to enter, yet feel your skills would be underutilized in an entry-level job? Do you want an avenue to serve your nation and your community here at home?
If any or all of these questions peak your interest, AmeriCorps VISTA might be for you. VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is commonly understood as a “domestic Peace Corps.” Founded in the 1960’s as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s anti-poverty initiative, VISTA provides an unparalleled professional experience for individuals interested in tackling some of our nation’s toughest issues.
AmeriCorps VISTA members make a one-year, full-time commitment to service at a non-profit organization of their choice. Opportunities exist in all 50 states, in urban and rural settings, and with organizations large and small. VISTAs receive basic health coverage, an education award, childcare assistance (if eligible), and a modest living stipend to secure housing and other necessities during their year of service.
GHCC’s legacy of service extends back to our first VISTA members in the 1970’s, continuing through the 10-16 VISTAs we sponsor each year. Challenging, meaningful opportunities for VISTA service exist in all of GHCC’s programs, and we salute the accomplisments of our AmeriCorps VISTA members during National AmeriCorps Week May 9-16.
The opportunity of a lifetime might be waiting for you at GHCC. Visit our website to see our current VISTA openings and apply for the one that’s right for you.