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AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to one full year of service, and in return you receive a modest living allowance, have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service, and gain experiences you will not find anywhere else!
What Does AmeriCorps VISTA Offer?
What Does UW-Parkside Offer?
As of May 2015, the VISTA program revised its policy on outside employment to make VISTA service more accessible. You are now able to have employment outside of your VISTA position, as long as it does not interfere in any way with your project assignment.
This is huge for VISTA members! If you are relocating to the area and uncertain about cost of living and making it work on the living allowance, this gives you the option to make some extra money to support yourself in a new community.
Have you ever wondered what life after VISTA could be like? What job opportunities are available? Hear from former VISTA member Tracy Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Kenosha County, to learn more about the impact AmeriCorps VISTA had on her career path.