Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Program
Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA is an amazing opportunity to work on an anti-poverty, community-based project. TRANSFORM Mid-Atlantic supports an annual cohort of approximately 30 VISTA members. Because TRANSFORM Mid-Atlantic works with institutions of higher ed, the TRANSFORM Mid-Atlantic VISTA cohort start date is in the summer. This means the majority of our positions are open for applications from March through June.
While in service with our TRANSFORM Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA program, you will receive ongoing professional leadership and community development training in addition to learning more about underserved populations in America. There are a series of workshops throughout the year where you will get to know your fellow TRANSFORM Mid-Atlantic VISTA members, and we are always here for your questions. Below is a collection of resources for common questions that service with AmeriCorps VISTA raises.
Benefits of Service
Basic Health Coverage
VISTA members who maintain health insurance during their service term may enroll in the AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance. ($8,550 in 2021).
Child care benefits are paid directly to qualified child care providers for all or part of the member’s child care costs during their active time of service.
Post-Service Education Award of $6,345
In successfully completing your year of service, you’re eligible to receive either the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6345) or the VISTA end-of-service cash stipend ($1,800).
Your living allowance, paid biweekly and
deposited directly into your bank account, is based on the cost of living in the
Relocation Assistance (+50 Miles)
There is a one-time allowance of $750 for VISTAs relocating more than 50 miles.
Student Loan Forbearance
VISTA members with student loans get relief from student loan payments for the duration of their time in the VISTA program.
Ongoing Training, Support and Professional Development
TRANSFORM Mid-Atlantic provides consistent training and development opportunities related to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) throughout the service year for VISTA members, seeking to contribute to both their professional and personal growth.
One year of non-competitive eligibility for
federal employment is available for VISTA members.
Steps to Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Frequently Asked Questions
Ready to Learn More?
We invite you to explore our open positions and reach out to us to learn more about the opportunity to give back to the community and help fight poverty.