VISTA Community Corps

2018-19 IACC FT AmeriCorps MembersThe 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!

“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!

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 with Monique (mellefson {at} compact(.)org, 515-612-8231).

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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 host site!

Iowa Campus Compact is seeking host sites for its summer of service program. Applicants can request to host one or more AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate (“Summer VISTA”). Summer VISTAs provide near full-time support to build the capacity of Iowa nonprofits or government agencies in order to reduce poverty. IACC anticipates awarding 15 Summer VISTA positions in 2019. Host sites are required to pay a cost share of $600 for each member they enroll into the program.

The priority deadline to submit an application is 5 PM Monday, November 26, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling timeline through 5 PM Friday, February 22, 2019.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the application instructions prior to submission.


Questions can be directed to Iowa Campus Compact Program Coordinator Monique Ellefson at (515) 612-8231 or mellefson {at} compact(.)org.