AmeriCorp VISTA Employment Opportunities
What is AmeriCorp VISTA:
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program that works to eliminate poverty. The first VISTAs began serving in 1965 in the migrant farm worker camps in California, the hollows of eastern Kentucky, and the inner city of Hartford, CT. Since then, more than 180,000 VISTAs have served throughout America to expand the capacity of homegrown efforts to address community challenges.
VISTAs develop initiatives that enable people to become self-sufficient and secure. Our impact is reflected in the hundreds of programs that VISTAs helped launch over the decades, including Head Start, Upward Bound, the credit union system, Habitat for Humanity, and Neighborhood Watch.
How much will you be paid as a VISTA?
The AmeriCorps VISTA program provides a living allowance that enables you to live very frugally, like the community you are serving. The allowance is based on poverty rates for a single individual in your geographic area. The living allowance is paid biweekly and deposited directly into your bank account. Listed below you will find the monthly stipend for Cole County Missouri. (https://www.vistacampus.gov/…/LivingAllowanceRatesByCounty.…)
The living allowance covers basic necessities such as housing, food, and utilities. Federal income tax deductions and life insurance premiums, if applicable, are withheld from the living allowance. No state, county, or city tax deductions are withheld. You are responsible for paying the appropriate taxes.
To learn more about the many benefits, visit here:https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service…
There are some great educational benefits after completing one year of service. (education award is $5,815 (as a Summer Associate, you are eligible to receive a $1,230.69 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or an end of service cash stipend of $1500.00) You may use the education award for up to seven years after completing service. When you use any portion of the award during a particular year, it is considered taxable income in that year.
*You can only receive up to the value of two full-time education awards in your lifetime.
To apply to Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association’s opportunity listing you can click on the link below and enter our organizational information below :
Program Type: AmeriCorp VISTA
Program Name: Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association