Be a Service Site
A good cause. A great business opportunity.
Where do VISTAs serve?
Organizations were VISTA members serve are called “service sites.” Service sites are nonprofits and government agencies that provide critical services, training, and empowerment programs aimed at enabling local residents to break the cycle of poverty. Service Sites benefit from receiving the support of a full-time staff member without the high cost of salary and benefits. Watch this video to hear what some of our current host sites have to say about their experience working with a VISTA.
Who can become a service site?
Thinking about hosting a VISTA? Your organization must be a:
- Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit; or a local, state, or federal agency
- That works to lift people out of poverty.
To host a VISTA, your organization must be able to provide:
- A $5,250 cost-share toward VISTA salary and benefits;
- Office space, a desk, a computer and phone for each VISTA;
- A full-time staff supervisor who supports the VISTA by providing guidance, oversight, and attending VISTA supervisor meetings; and
- The administrative support and supplies a VISTA will need to complete the goals and objectives of the project.
Your project must have clearly defined objectives and goals directed toward alleviating poverty and serving low-income communities.
Is VISTA right for your organization? For more information, visit: americorps.gov.
If you have questions about hosting a VISTA, please contact the FIT VISTA Program Coordinator at [email protected] or (603) 641-9441 x 322.