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AmeriCorps VISTA

City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA

Who are we?

The City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Team is a group of AmeriCorps VISTAs coordinated by the City of Memphis. Our mission is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. We work throughout Memphis to end poverty through capacity building and innovation. Our team is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, that engages over 5,000 people in service with AmeriCorps VISTA every year. Our members have been retired persons, mid-life career changers, recent graduates, and everything in between.​

Read about our current members. 

What we do?

We tackle poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Memphis. City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Members expand economic & affordable housing opportunities and increase workforce development in economically disadvantaged communities. In the past, our VISTAs have developed volunteer programs, created training opportunities for economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs, designed financial wellness curricula, and much more.​

Read about our current VISTA partner sites. 

For more information on the national AmeriCorps VISTA program please see the video below or visit the official AmeriCorps VISTA site.

How to join?

We’re looking for committed community members who want to devote a year of their lives to service. You’ll receive a living allowance, a basic health allowance package, training and professional development support, and serve full time. At the end of the year you’ll receive either an education award of $6,195 or a cash stipend of $1,800—your choice. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to fight for economic justice and dedicate yourself exclusively to serving the community! You can find out more by reading our FAQ or by clicking the Current Service Opportunities link below. If you are interested in any of our open positions, please submit an application during our recruitment period in winter and early spring to start your service in early-mid summer.​

The applications for our 2021-2022 VISTA Positions and Summer 2021 VISTA Positions are live! Check the Current Service Opportunities below.

Current Service Opportunities

Scroll through our current service opportunities by clicking on the arrows below. Click on the position that interests you to be redirected to the application page.

Read more about our open positions.

Could your organization benefit from an AmeriCorps VISTA project?

AmeriCorps VISTAs can support nonprofits and public agencies in growing new programs or expanding old ones. Maybe you have an idea for a novel way to offer financial education in your community. Maybe you want to completely redesign how you recruit volunteers. These are exactly the kinds of initiatives that VISTAs support. The City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Program partners with nonprofit and government agencies across Memphis to develop, recruit for, and implement projects that build the capacity of these organizations to better serve the community and alleviate poverty. 

Read about how to host a VISTA.

To get more information, feel free to reach out to us at Also, stay in touch by following us on social media and signing up for text notifications by texting “VISTA” to 484848.