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VISTA Member

VISTA Member Benefits

Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member offers the unique opportunity for you to build your network, and gain professional skills and experience, wile making an impact! VISTA members are eligible for the following:

  • A living allowance of up to $21063.84 distributed bi-weekly over the course of a year 

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

  • Education Award of $6,895 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.

Current Openings (October 2023- October 2024)


Global Lexington

Living Arts and Science Center

Safer Schools America

The Explorium

The Lyric Theatre

* This list is frequently updated. Additional sites will be added soon for November 2023-November 2024 service. 


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. 

To be eligible for the VISTA position, you must be at least 18 years old; a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien; and possess a high school diploma or GED. 


Email your resume to, for help finding a host site.

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