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.
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. Projects must only focus on the low-income community.
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Overview of roles
Host site recruitment will start Fall 2019 for VISTA positions to start in April 2020. We have not received the recruitment calendar from our AmeriCorps partners, will update here when the information is released.