VISTA Benefits and Expectations

VISTA Benefits and Expectations

An AmeriCorps VISTA member's commitment to serve includes: 

  • One-year term of full-time (40 hours/week) volunteer service at host site organization
  • Professional development and ongoing training
  • Bi-weekly living allowance
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Eligibility for additional stipends and benefits to assist with relocation expenses and childcare

End-of-Service Benefits:

  • Members elect to receive either a cash stipend ($1,806) or the Segal Education Award ($6,345 applicable to student loans or future tuition) upon fulfillment of their service commitment
  • Interest paid on qualified federal student loans by the National Trust
  • Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs

VISTA Project Overview

VISTA Eligibility Requirements

Current VISTA Openings

Baylor University Garland School of Social Work
811 Washington Ave.
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 710-6900