AmeriCorps VISTA

Two members of VISTA

The City of Charleston is pleased to serve as the local sponsor for the AmeriCorps VISTA Project in Charleston, SC.  

Apply to Host a VISTA Member Now!

We are currently accepting applications from local Non-Profits and Agencies to be a VISTA Member Host Site for the 2020-2021 Member Year.  Applications are due by January 30, 3:00 PM.  Click below for application documents.

AmeriCorps VISTA RFP

AmeriCorps VISTA Site Application

AmeriCorps VISTA Project Plan

About the Program

AmeriCorps VISTA is…the national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA supports local efforts by engaging members in a one-year, full-time service year with a local organization. All VISTA projects seek to build the capacity and sustainability of local organizations and agencies to serve their clients more effectively.

The City of Charleston is the Project Sponsor for AmeriCorps VISTA, providing member slots to organizations and agencies serving the Charleston Community.

VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization, public agency, or local government agency to complete a specific project that builds capacity.  VISTA members generally do not provide direct services; instead, they strengthen and support organizations by building infrastructure, expanding community partnerships, securing long-term resources, coordinating training for participants, and much more.

Further Information

For more information on our project, please contact our office at 843-965-4190. For more information on VISTA, please visit the AmeriCorps website.