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Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project

The Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project began in the fall of 2016 as a result of research into the needs of the region by two former VISTA members. The goal of the Placement Project is to match VISTA members with agencies and organizations to combat poverty with specific projects dedicated to building capacity and access to services in the Concho Valley.

Learn More About AmeriCorps VISTA

  • AmeriCorps VISTA

    The Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program was created by President Lyndon Johnson and unveiled in 1965, with a focus of alleviating poverty domestically. Members (VISTAs) work in low-income areas to build program capacity in nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. The projects VISTAs work on during their service year are designed to be sustained long after they are gone.

  • Serving as a VISTA

    Time Commitment: VISTA service is a year-long, full-time commitment. VISTAs focus their efforts on building organizational, administrative and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development and otherwise assist low-income communities.

    Professional Development: VISTAs also participate in professional development activities and receive additional training in their field of interest.

    Leadership Opportunities: After the first year of service, VISTAs can apply for VISTA Leader positions. These positions give them opportunities to continue serving through AmeriCorps and help new VISTA members as they join the program and develop their skills.

    Outside Employment & Commitments: VISTAs are expected to make the full-time commitment to their service project their priority.  VISTAs are allowed to enroll in school or hold another part-time job, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their project. They must meet the service expectations of the project supervisor and have prior approval from the project supervisor.

     

  • In-Service Benefits

    *Member must meet additional eligibility requirements to receive these benefits.

  • End-of-Service Benefits


    *Member must meet additional eligibility requirements to receive these benefits.

  • Current Available Opportunities

      Ambassador Program VISTA, Children’s Advocacy Center
    Develop and lead a new Ambassador program for volunteers to educate the community and create a safer environment for children across West Texas.
    Children’s Advocacy Center

    Non-Profit Education VISTA
    Put your skills in non-profit management, training, or event planning to work and impact up to 150 non-profit organizations across the Concho Valley in West Texas.
    Howard College

    VISTA Community Resource and Retention Specialist Develop a program to help community college students access social resources needed for increased academic success at Howard College in San Angelo, Tx
    Howard College

  • Application process

    So you’ve decided you are interested in being a VISTA?

    1) Contact us to talk about how the program works and let us answer any questions you might have!

    325-486-6812
    vista@angelo.edu 

    2) Choose positions your interested in and apply! For more information on the application process visit www.vistacampus.gov.

    3) Follow a traditional interview process with the Organizations

    4) Organizations make their selections and placement offers are made

    5) Attend Pre-Service Orientation(PSO) according to the national training schedule

    6) Start your service with AmeriCorps VISTA at the organization

    7) Change the world!

     

The Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the San Angelo Health Foundation.

   

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