VISTA Community Corps

AmeriCorps members holding t-shirtsThe Iowa Campus Compact VISTA Community Corps strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.

Meet this year’s VISTA members and learn about their projects!

10 Amazing Things our VISTAs Have Done in 6 Months
10 Amazing Things our VISTAs Have Done in 6 Months!

“The work VISTA members have done at the Cedar Rapids Public Library has truly helped us transform our summer learning programs. Every year during our busy summer reading program, our library sees a spike in circulation, program attendance, and patron visits. Therefore our staff is greatly needed to manage our existing services and support our patrons at the library. Our VISTA members have expanded our capacity during our busiest season to do more outreach into targeted populations of our community, respond to new partnership opportunities, adapt to changing needs, and train our growing summer volunteer base. While we will always serve patrons coming into the library, the work of our VISTA members has helped us lay the foundations for expanding our outreach to support youth with barriers to accessing library resources.”

-Jessica Link, Volunteer Coordinator at Cedar Rapids Public Library


Apply to host a full time AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2018!

The application is open for nonprofit and higher education sites seeking capacity support. Deadlines are set by start date and are listed in the application instructions.
  • New to VISTA? Schedule a pre-application consultation (mellefson {at} compact(.)org).
  • Application Instructions
  • Letter of Support Template
  • Application

Currently Hiring


Iowa Campus Compact is hiring AmeriCorps VISTA members for our 2018-2019 cohort. Contact vistaleader {at} compact(.)org if you have questions or would like to apply!

About IACC VISTA Community Corps

  • AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that works to alleviate poverty.
  • The IACC VISTA Community Corps program focuses on economic opportunity and education, working with our VISTA host sites to strengthen relationships between institutions of higher education and the communities they serve.

Become a Summer VISTA Associate!


Looking for a great summer opportunity? Join our VISTA Community Corps by and serve for 8 weeks as a VISTA Summer Associate! 

Our 2018 recruitment process has ended. We will begin recruitment for our 2019 Summer Associate cohort in Spring 2019.

Please contact vistaleader {at} compact(.)org if you have any questions about our VISTA positions!