What is the Summer AmeriCorps*VISTA Program and what do members do?
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Summer VISTA Members will serve with community organizations or school districts in the Portland-area for 8 weeks. They'll prepare rising 9th graders for a successful transition to high school through tutoring, volunteer management, and program coordination.
When does the program take place?
VISTAs will serve with their site from Wed., June 18 - Fri., Aug 11th. They'll also attend a two-day orientation on June 16th and 17th. Hours vary by site.
What are the benefits? Do I get paid?
This is a great program that gives you the opportunity to spend your summer in service while gaining experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. VISTAs also receive a $450 living stipend every two weeks during service and a $1,174 education award that can help pay for school or your qualified education loans!
I want to apply or learn more!
We are having two recruitment fairs and they are THE BEST way to get connected. Attending one of the two fairs will give you a chance to meet the sites, ask questions, and complete a first interview with Oregon Campus Compact. Fairs are held on Monday, April 14th at Concordia University from 5-6:30pm and Wednesday, April 16th at Warner Pacific College from 5-6:30pm. Click here to learn more and sign up!