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  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $575.40 pre-tax, set and paid by AmeriCorps

  • VISTA Leader: Bi-weekly living allowance of $667.52 pre-tax

    • Only Federal taxes are taken out of the living allowance, State taxes are not.

    • VISTA Leaders must have successfully completed one year of National Service, to become a VISTA leader

  • Choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 or end-of-service cash stipend of up to $1,800 ($3,000 for VISTA Leaders)

  • VISTA Virtual Member Orientation (VMO), On-Site Orientation and Training (OSOT), and ongoing professional development opportunities

  • Healthcare Benefits

  • Loan Forbearance and deferment for qualified student loans during active service

  • Non-competitive eligibility for a federal government position, if qualified

  • Childcare assistance, if qualified, during active service

  • If you are relocating more than 50 miles for your service year:

    • Relocation travel allowance which is based on the direct mileage between your home of record and your project site

    • Settling-In Allowance of $750

For additional information about VISTA benefits, visit the VISTA Campus.


  • Must be U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States

  • Have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program

  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check

  • Ability to serve full time for the program term, generally Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information on the AmeriCorps VISTA program please visit

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