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AmeriCorps VISTAs for 2023-24
2023-24 VISTAs (clockwise, from back left): Theo Gress, Mary Padilla, Deyah El-Azhari, Oscar Rodriguez-Ortiz, and Anjali Mishra.

VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America. Through this program, Stanford teams up with Campus Compact to support AmeriCorps VISTA members working with local nonprofits like Canopy, Climate Resilient Communities, Thrive Alliance, and Upward Scholars. This collaboration aims to support communities by providing local organizations with talented, committed team members - like you!

AmeriCorps VISTA members work with their organization full time (35 hours per week) for one year, working on building systems and programs that support low-income college students and community members. Their time is split between the community organization's location and the host institution's campus. Stanford VISTAs typically spend one day per week at the Haas Center. The VISTA member’s work is to build capacity—rather than directly serving the community, they’re enhancing or creating systems, structures, and resources that support the direct anti-poverty work. Campus Compact functions as the central VISTA program hub, performing program administration, offering training and support to VISTA members and their projects, and connecting the work happening in individual projects both to similar work happening nationwide and back to AmeriCorps.

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now closed, but check back in spring for new opportunities!

If you have questions, please contact Kyle Muña or Paitra Houts.