AmeriCorps VISTA

What is the AmeriCorps VISTA Program?

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to uplift communities. The AmeriCorps VISTAs serve alongside the Feeding Tampa Bay team in our fight to end hunger in the Tampa Bay area by increasing our ability to serve our neighbors.

AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older from a diverse range of backgrounds to dedicate a year of full-time service with an organization to create or expand programs designed to empower the communities we serve.

Benefits of Becoming a Feeding Tampa Bay AmeriCorps VISTA

Student Loan Forbearance +
Approved VISTAs are eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans and interest repayment by AmeriCorps.
Education Award or Stipend +
VISTA alumni qualify for an Education Award for educational expenses like student loans or future tuition or a stipend.
Living Stipend +
AmeriCorps pays VISTAs a bi-weekly stipend throughout service to cover basic expenses like food and gas.
Benefits +
Receive healthcare benefits, a free gym membership, personal and sick leave, and grocery assistance throughout your term of service.
Professional Development +
Spearhead a project and gain strategic thinking, project management, leadership skills, and interpersonal team building experience.
Network +
Unlock opportunities to network with those in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors committed to hiring VISTA alumni.
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VISTA Impact

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Kate Scaglione
Volunteer Specialist

"During my time as a VISTA I helped build the capacity of our volunteer programs through overall enhancement of the volunteer experience and creating new ways to report volunteer data. What I loved about this opportunity was the ability to implement new processes into our volunteer world and learn some invaluable skills along the way. I came out of college not sure exactly what I wanted to do, but knowing that I wanted to make a difference in our community. Feeding Tampa Bay gave me the opportunity to serve those in need while growing professionally, and I am happy to say I have found a home here."

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Tanner Piliego
Community Programs Specialist

"Working on projects to ensure children and families were being fed was an unforgettable and fulfilling experience. It was a great way to find a meaningful career path and paved a direction of professional growth unlike any opportunity that I had before. I would highly recommend serving as a Feeding Tampa Bay AmeriCorps VISTA if you have the desire to build new skills and find a way to serve your community."

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Rose Lillpopp
SNAP Outreach Specialist

"The VISTA term that I served with Feeding Tampa Bay was pivotal for my personal and professional growth. Engaging with neighbors and community members was a fulfilling experience that allowed me to see the direct impact I could have on my community. At the same time, this position allowed me to build out my skill set of engaging partners and building a program from the ground up. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking to do meaningful work while also getting their foot in the door of the nonprofit sector."

Current VISTA Openings

Graduating high school senior? College student looking for experience? Retiree looking to make an impact? The VISTA program is perfect for you!

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If you have a question about the Feeding Tampa Bay VISTA program or open positions, please contact our recruitment team at recruiting@feedingtampabay.org.