Literacy VISTA

Literacy VISTAs

Literacy VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is an AmeriCorps VISTA program aimed at eliminating poverty through education and community empowerment. Literacy VISTAs work side-by-side with seasoned professionals and committed volunteers at schools, community-based nonprofit organizations or local government agencies. As a Literacy VISTA, you'll provide behind-the-scenes service to community programs working to bring low-income children, youth, adults and families out of poverty. You'll also receive unique opportunities for personal and professional development, and build professional skills in a supportive environment. We are currently accepting Literacy VISTA appications for 2018-2019!

    Benefits beyond service

    • Choice of $5,920 Education Award or $1,800 post-service stipend (Education Award only available to U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; or Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens)
    • Bi-weekly living allowance of $472.22
    • Healthcare allowance of up to $7,350
    • $550 relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)
    • Learn more about benefits here

    Learn something new

    • Volunteer Development—Build a sustainable volunteer program to allow an organization to expand its services.
    • Program Development—Create, strengthen, or expand programming to address community needs. Get involved in strategic planning, build partnerships, write curriculum, secure resources, develop methods for tracking and evaluation.
    • Outreach and Marketing—Promote an organization to build partnerships and enhance program participation.
    • Financial Resource Development—Help an organization develop a sustainable and balanced funding stream.


    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, legal permanent resident, asylee, or protected by DACA
    • Volunteer experience is preferred
    • Available to serve one year, full-time, Monday through Friday daytime hours
    • Self-motivated, committed to serving communities in need, flexible, creative, strong communicator, organized
    • Part-time employment or part-time classes are allowed with prior approval from the literacy council and your host site 


    Contact Emily at or 651-251-9066.

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