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Make A Difference Where it Matters Most. 

Find out where to put your passion to work by searching thousands of opportunity listings across the country. You can search by program type (e.g. Children/Youth, Education, Health), location, or program name. Follow the instructions below on how to search for listings and start your application. With AmeriCorps VISTA, you apply directly to the programs you are interested in serving, and we have opportunities available year-round throughout the U.S., and Territories. 

Eligibility Requirements:

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

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Apply to an AmeriCorps VISTA Position

1. Search Listings

Go to and search for AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities that are right for you.

2. Create a Profile

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3. Apply

Once you’ve found the AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity right for you, submit an application to the appropriate listing.

4. Interview

If you are selected for an opportunity, you'll be contacted for an interview. 

5. Begin Service

If chosen for an opportunity, you will attend training and then begin your year of service.

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