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ASU Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project

The goal of the Placement Project is to match AmeriCorps VISTA members with agencies and organizations to combat poverty with specific projects. AmeriCorps VISTA addresses the most pressing challenges we face as a nation. This requires the most courageous and creative people to address them and one of them is YOU! To begin your AmeriCorps VISTA adventure, start below and get ready for an amazing and fulfilling experience giving back to your neighbors, your community, and your country! 

The Concho Valley VISTA Placement Project at Angelo State University requests proposals for one-year placements of AmeriCorps VISTA Members. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federal anti-poverty program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

VISTA provides full-time volunteers (VISTAs) to support projects at nonprofit, grassroots organizations, and local government agencies that operate programs to help alleviate poverty in the United States.

Request for Proposals

  • AmeriCorps VISTA
    • What exactly is AmeriCorps VISTA?

      Got 2 Minutes?

      This short video may answer some of your most pressing AmeriCorps questions.

      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. Today, AmeriCorps VISTA is as vibrant and necessary as ever. 

    • 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.

    • Apply Today

      Make A Difference Where it Matters Most!

      This is a unique chance to improve your life and the lives of others.

      1. Contact us to talk about how the program works and let us answer any questions you might have! Call us 325-486-6812 or email us: 
      2. Choose positions you’re interested in and apply!
      3. Follow a traditional interview process
      4. Be selected and accept your position
      5. Attend Pre-Service Orientation(PSO)
      6. Start your service with AmeriCorps VISTA
      7. Change the world! Join the nearly 8,000 annually who make this commitment. As a VISTA member, you can make a tangible difference in people’s lives while earning invaluable professional experience. 
  • Meet Our VISTAs
  • Current Opportunities
    • Current Opportunities

      Adult Literacy Communications & Development VISTA

      The Adult Literacy Communication & Development VISTA will develop and implement a public awareness campaign to increase the community’s knowledge of the mission, benefits, functions, and needs of the organization; design a volunteer recruitment and retention plan for local advocates; diversify and expand the financial resources of the organization; and increase the overall capacity of the organization to improve the lives of local low-income families.

      Rural Healthcare Community Relations VISTA

      The Rural Healthcare Community Relations (RHCR) VISTA will ensure access to available health and mental health services provided by Frontera Healthcare Network (FHN). The RHCR member will develop coalitions with community-based organizations across Concho, Menard, Mason, Kimble & McCulloch counties in West Texas. The VISTA will organize and coordinate coalitions to close awareness and information gaps and other barriers between residents in poverty and access to FHN clinical services in these rural communities. FHN has 5 clinics spread across the mentioned counties and the RHCR VISTA will live and work at the primary location in Eden.

      Diabetes Program Development VISTA 

      The Program Development VISTA (PDV) will work with the San Angelo Diabetes Coalition (SADC) to develop new, collaborative, community-wide services for management and prevention of diabetes. New services developed and implemented by the PDV and the coalition team will improve collaboration and effectiveness of diabetes self-management education services provided through local community clinics and two regional hospitals. The new services developed by the PDV will increase access and participation in effective, evidence-based, diabetes self management education services for low-income and uninsured individuals who have diabetes or high risk of diabetes onset. The partnership with SADC is through the Angelo State University, Center for Community Wellness, Engagement & Development.

      Volunteer Engagement & ReStore VISTA

      The Volunteer Engagement & ReStore VISTA (VER) will build capacity to help build houses in partnership with low-income families who need affordable housing, and raise awareness in the community about ReStore. The VER VISTA will develop recruitment strategies for volunteers for ReStore, and community outreach to local construction and businesses for ReStore. Engaging new volunteers and retaining previous volunteers with help to increase the number of days ReStore is open to the public. The VER VISTA will refine and develop operating system for ReStore to ensure sustainability with the goal of funding one house per year for low-income families with the operations from ReStore.

      Concho Valley VISTA Leader

      The VISTA Leader will expand and enhance current project success and sustainability by recruiting VISTA members, orchestrating trainings, maintaining regular communication with VISTAs, tracking and reviewing monthly reports, promoting member success stories and assembling data for reporting. The VISTA Leader will support the activities of VISTAs who are working to alleviate poverty by building capacity in their sites, focusing on education, economic opportunities, and healthy futures.

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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