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VISTA Member

VISTA Member Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive modest benefits to help them throughout their year of service. VISTA benefits are managed at the Federal level, but we have compiled them here for your reference.

  • A modest living allowance of up to $18,605.2048 distributed bi-weekly over the course of a year or $877.66 (before taxes).

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Health Care Allowance or Benefit Plan to reimburse members for out-of-pocket expenses related to their health insurance.

  • Education Award of $6,345 after completion of service term (1 year) or a $1,800 end-of-service stipend.

  • Relocation & Close-of-Service travel allowance up to $500 if moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve.

  • Settling-In Allowance of up to $750 (must be requested).

  • One (1) year of non-competitive eligibility in federal hiring upon completion of your service term.

  • Professional development and training opportunities.


The Plantory AmeriCorps VISTA engages individuals of all ages in service to their community. VISTA members spend their year of service building capacity for organizations with programs focused on alleviating poverty. VISTA members look at systems and make recommendations for improvement, fundraise, write curriculum, and build partnerships, among other activities. Check out our open positions below. If one, or several, spark your interest, go ahead and APPLY NOW!  

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