2018-2019 Literacy VISTA Opportunities


Go to our Literacy VISTA webpage to learn about Literacy VISTA benefits and qualifications. 

American Indian Family Center - Youth Leadership VISTA (St. Paul) Seeking an opportunity to impact youth and address educational disparities? Join the dedicated and passionate team at the American Indian Family Center, "Where American Indian Families Thrive!" Apply here

Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth - Youth Engagement VISTA (Brooklyn Center) Do you have a passion for engaging youth about the decisions that impact their lives? Join our team to accelerate youth success, connect with partners, and develop high quality youth programs! Apply here

Department of Indian Work - Youth Enrichment VISTA (St. Paul) Activate and lead literacy in our cultural program for Native American youth! Join our team to build a youth volunteer program, St. Paul partnerships, culturally-relevant curriculum, and family engagement. Apply here

Greenvale Park Community School - Early Learners VISTA (Northfield) Want to make a difference in the lives of young children? Join our team to support our youngest learners and their parents; your contribution can make a big impact in their school success! Apply here

youthrive - Being the Change Program VISTA (St. Paul) Interested in youth work? Service learning? Making change? Join youthrive’s team designing our annual Being the Change Curriculum, used by schools and after-school programs across the Midwest! Apply here


Application Instructions and Tips

Click here for tips on completing your application for Literacy VISTA. For detailed instructions and screenshots to use the MyAmeriCorps application, click here. Have questions? Contact Emily at esmith@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9066.


Filled Positions

Brian Coyle Center - Youth Program Sustainability VISTA (Minneapolis) Brian Coyle Center works with the largest US community of the East African Diaspora and two major universities. Join us to support sustainability of our youth tutoring and Teen Tech Center programs.

Eden Prairie Schools Community Education - Family Literacy VISTA (Eden Prairie) Are you looking for real responsibilities and a meaningful impact? Want to gain valuable skills in program development, community outreach, early childhood and adult learning? Join our outstanding team!

English Learning Center - Distance Learning VISTA (Minneapolis) Become a member of our learning community of refugees, immigrants, and advocates, and empower adult students to independently pursue their learning and life goals through literacy.

Experience Corps Twin Cities - After School Initiative VISTA (Minneapolis) Create an intergenerational, after school initiative. Literacy and mentoring focused your service will support young readers & older adult volunteers seeking meaningful engagement.  

Hopewell Music - using Music to enhance literacy outcomes VISTA (Minneapolis) Like music? Like statistics? Like Donuts? Hopewell music is the place for you! We’re looking for a talented VISTA passionate about music and its power to make the world a better place.

International Institute of Minnesota - Data Analysis Designer VISTA (St. Paul) Use your analysis skills for good! Be a part of the International Institute of Minnesota education team and work to decrease refugee and immigrant poverty levels by increasing access to education.

Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute - Writers' Room VISTA (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Come work with a creative writing center disguised as an ocean lab to build a satellite location for our programming in South High School! 

Milestones - Family Engagement VISTA (Waite Park) Be a leader for change. Young children’s lives are enriched by actively engaging with their families. Help it all add up to success.

Minnesota Literacy Council - VISTA Leader (St. Paul) (2 positions) Do you have a year of experience as a service member and want to be a peer mentors to others? Develop your leadership skills by providing training, support, and creative resources to a statewide corps of 20 year-long Literacy VISTAs and 65 summer associate Summer Reads VISTAs. Build your network serving with one of Minnesota's preeminent nonprofits.

Neighborhood House - Youth Literacy VISTA (St. Paul) Be a part of a helping tradition that spans 3 centuries. Assist the next generation of leaders by improving the opportunities of under-served youth. You can be a key to unlocking their potential.

Open Door Learning Center - Lake Street - Navigation VISTA (Minneapolis) Volunteer Navigators need your support to guide adult-learner journeys! Help get student dreams on the map!

Open Door Learning Center - Northeast - Student and Volunteer Outreach (Minneapolis) Make an impact on literacy for our newest neighbors in Minnesota. Pilot strategies for recruiting ESL adults to English classes and create pathways for learners to access leadership roles!

Open Door Learning Center - Northside - Distance Learning for English Language Learners VISTA (Minneapolis) Make an impact on literacy for our newest neighbors in Minnesota. Build a sustainable Distance Learning program for non-native English speakers at our adult learning center.

Partner for Student Success - SURPASS Project VISTA (St. Cloud) Use your energy to ignite the power of reading for youth English language learners. Work with local organizations to align literacy curriculum and strengthen our collective impact.

Reading Partners - Volunteer Engagement VISTA (St. Paul) Work for social justice and educational equity in the Twin Cities by serving at Reading Partners, engaging community reading volunteers to work 1-on-1 with elementary students experiencing poverty.

Urban Strategies - Heritage Park Literacy VISTA (Minneapolis) Develop creative programming to engage youth. Urban Strategies serves at-risk, low-income youth of color, and ELL students in Heritage Park. Join our dynamic team of dedicated professionals!