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AmeriCorps Collaborative


VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America, was conceived by President John F. Kennedy as a domestic counterpart to the Peace Corps and was started by President Lyndon Johnson as part of the War on Poverty. It is the national service program that works to eliminate poverty. The first VISTAs began serving in 1965, in migrant farm worker camps in California, the hollows of eastern Kentucky, and the urban neighborhoods of Hartford, CT. In 1994, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs. Today, AmeriCorps VISTA is as vibrant and necessary as ever.

AmeriCorps VISTAs at WVU

Open VISTA Positions

Explore open VISTA positions: an opportunity to foster social change and build resilient communities. Uncover roles where you can apply your skills to make a meaningful impact.

Prospective VISTAs

Learn about requirements, benefits, and the transformative impact you can bring to communities.

VISTA Alumni

Experience the transformative journeys of former VISTAs, their impactful stories, and discover where they are now. Learn about the long-lasting benefits and diverse opportunities afforded by serving with the AmeriCorps Collaborative.

Becoming a Host Site

Interested in empowering your organization with a VISTA member? Learn about the process, benefits, and transformative impact of becoming a VISTA host site within your community through WVU's Center for Community Engagement.