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.

Currently Hiring

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.

Apply to host Summer VISTA member(s) in 2018!

The application is open for Iowa nonprofits or institutions of higher education to either serve youth in programs to prevent summer learning loss, or improve their capacity by recruiting volunteers, evaluating programs, or other capacity building support. The priority deadline is 5 PM, November 17, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling timeline through 5 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018.