make a difference, choose wvu americorps
AmeriCorps calls on Americans to turn their determination, compassion and
creativity into solutions for our nation’s most pressing challenges. Everyone
has what it takes to choose a future of service and join a community 1.25
million strong. AmeriCorps connects adults, aged 18 and up, with flexible opportunities
to address local challenges with local solutions, whether it is for a day, a
year, or a lifetime.
Our History of Service
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.
Looking to be a prospective americorps vista?
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.Read More: Open VISTA Positions
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.Read More: VISTA Alumni
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.Read More: Becoming a Host Site