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Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team

Applying to be a VISTA Host Site

Do you want to increase your ability to end poverty in your community? Could you use help tracking donors, 
recruiting volunteers, or developing other systems that build your capacity to meet the needs of the low-income 
community? Or perhaps you have a dream project that addresses a community need but not the resources to 
get it off the ground. 

Logo of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project

Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organizations, as well as, local, state, tribal or federal agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. Applications for the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project are handled by the Public Health Division in partnership with the Corporation State Offices.

Host sites identify significant program level work that will help build local capacity to alleviate poverty and improve the public health. Sites host AmeriCorps VISTA national service members each for one year, often for three successive years. OHA VISTAs join one of two teams, beginning their year of service in March or August. Host sites provide a financial match, direct the project, supervise and mentor the VISTA, and provide necessary administrative support to complete the goals and objectives of the project. 

AmeriCorps VISTA members spend one year in full-time service to address the needs of low-income communities and improve public health. All projects focus on building permanent public health infrastructure in communities to help them more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

Host-site recruitment for the April 2019-2020 OHA VISTA team is now open. See below for application materials.

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Overview of roles

Application guidance

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of November 30, 2018. Please express intent to apply to Project Coordinator as soon as possible. 

Please first read the site applciation instructions and FAQs and VAD instructions and watch the VISTA 101 webinar.

A full application packages includes:

Upon approval:

  • Due December 14:OHA VISTA site application opportunity listing (word)
  • Due January 11 or 25: Final VISTA assignment description (dependent on requested edits)
  • Due March 15: On-site Orientation and Training Plan (OSOT) (see resources below)
  • Due May 17: Detailed workplan (see resources below)

Application resources

See also:


Danielle Brown, MPA HA
OHA VISTA Project Coordinator

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