Monday, February 15, 2016

2016-17 Cohort Now Accepting Applications!

Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 VISTA Members!

Are you ready to serve North Carolina? Come make a difference with us!

NC Campus Compact is now accepting applications from candidates for 2016-2017 AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Our next VISTA cohort will begin on August 5, 2016 and will serve one full year.

To learn more about our program and the application process, visit our FAQ page for Prospective VISTAs.

Please visit our position listing on when you are ready to create your AmeriCorps application and begin our application process.

According to Opportunity Index, 17.5% North Carolinians live in poverty. Low income communities face many challenges, including access to healthy food, employment, and education resources.

Our VISTA members serve North Carolina's most vulnerable people by working with local community agencies and college campuses to address the needs of low income communities. Our VISTAs serve at 15 different sites across the state, from Cullowhee to Wilmington and many places in between! Placement locations will be finalized soon, come back to learn more!

As a VISTA, you could be involved in many different capacity-building activities. For example, you may:
    • Prepare a community needs and assets evaluation
    • Develop a new program that benefits low-income community members
    • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers
    • Write grants or organize fundraisers to bring new resources to your organization
    • Support citizen and student leadership and participation in service
    • Plan national service day events
    • Facilitate service-learning placements, community-based research, and co-curricular opportunities that support communities
    Want to know more? You can read more about our VISTA's experience in their own words right here on the blog!