Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA

About the organization

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Program seeks to activate higher education institutions and their partners to work together to make an impact on poverty in their local community. Our host site’s VISTA projects are developed in accordance with AmeriCorps VISTA’s core principles: an antipoverty focus, community empowerment, sustainable solutions and capacity building. Campus Compact VISTA’s build capacity for high impact programs, organizational approaches and collective impact efforts focused on low income individuals in one of the following areas: education, healthy futures, economic opportunity, and Veterans/military families. The Campus Compact VISTA program is a passionate cohort of 70 individuals dedicated to community development, service and making an impact on poverty.


Campus Compact is looking for talented, emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences to commit to a year of national service to make a lasting impact and break the cycle of poverty. Positions for the 2020-2021 VISTA cycle are now posted in the portal. We are currently recruiting for positions in CT, IL, MA, MI, NE, RI, VA and WI. Our Campus Compact VISTA members are leveraged to build capacity in one of four anti-poverty priority areas: Education, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families. The start date for the Northeast cohort (CT, RI, MA, VA) is projected to begin July 20, 2020 (apply by June 1), and the Midwest cohort (IL, MI, NE, WI) August 3, 2020 (apply by July 1). You must complete an application in the MyAmeriCorps Portal to apply. The process is competitive, so apply early!

Benefits of Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA service include: Choice of Segal Education Award ($6,195) OR end of service stipend ($1,800), bi-weekly living allowance (determined by county), relocation allowance (if moving more than 50 miles), basic health coverage, student loan forbearance or deferment if eligible, Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) for 1 year after the successful completion of VISTA service, ongoing training, support, and professional development, and childcare assistance if eligible. In addition, many host sites offer additional benefits. Check out our open positions at:


-18+ Years Old
-Commitment to serving a 12-month term
-College Graduate


AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a living allowance based on the local poverty rate in the county in which they serve. The amount ranges from $12,460 to $24,050

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

The AmeriCorps VISTA will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps with Campus Compact VISTA. Serving as a member of a corps provides VISTAs the chance to connect with members throughout multiple states, create a network of support, and to share resources. As the intermediary, Campus Compact, a national non-profit, supports the professional and personal growth of VISTA members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings including overnight retreats throughout their service year.

In addition to the above link to our listings, you must complete an application in the MyAmeriCorps Portal. Contact us at [email protected] to inquire or apply by searching “Campus Compact” in

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