City of Austin AmeriCorps VISTA Program
7201 Levander Loop
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that focuses on projects aiming to alleviate poverty in communities across the country. The City of Austin currently has 15 VISTA members serving in departments across the city.
VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment, to build the capacity for programs to efficiently and effectively reach their goals of serving the community bringing individuals and communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA’s primarily work on projects and tasks that are considered indirect service, the focus is working to assure projects are sustainable and can reach a larger population of people.
The City of Austin’s AmeriCorps VISTA project has the benefit of working with a group of 15 VISTA members. Although work sites are across the city and most VISTAs work on separate projects, at times projects will allow for collaboration with other VISTAs. The real benefit of this group is the comradery among our project’s VISTAs. Having a group of fellow VISTAs help make the transition and experience of being a VISTA a little bit easier. Your fellow VISTAs should be seen as your support network throughout your year of service.