Open VISTA Positions

VISTA Positions

VISTA Member Compensation: $30,277
VISTA Leader Compensation: $32,609


  • One year service commitment (Summer 2024 start date)
  • 35 hours/week
  • VISTA Pre-Service Orientation: prior to service
  • Living Allowance of $22,882 (pre-tax) provided during service
  • Education Award of $7,395 OR $1,800 end of service stipend
  • Health coverage
  • Child care subsidy available for qualified members
  • College loan forbearance
  • Settling-in allowance  (up to $750), relocation allowance and mileage reimbursement ($0.40/mile) available
  • College degree preferred

2024 Positions

(Listed By County)

Broome County

Rural Health Network of South Central New York

VISTA Leader (Binghamton, NY)

June 2024 – June 2025

The AmeriCorps VISTA leaders program is open to members who have completed at least one year of full-time service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. VISTA Leaders receive a living allowance of $25,214.

The VISTA Leader will be responsible for guiding a group of 19 VISTA members through their year of service, supporting them with meetings, resources, and encouragement. In this role, the Leader serves as a mentor, liaison, recruiter, facilitator, and educator for the team. With the support of Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) staff, they will promote the RHSC VISTA project, assist with coordinating VISTA trainings, hold monthly meetings with all VISTA members, and alert current members to updates and webinars with VISTA campus. At times, they will assist in recruiting through promoting and advertising VISTA positions, contacting candidates, performing initial applicant screenings, and recommending top candidates to the VISTA supervisor. The VISTA Leader will also assist with member training opportunities, reporting, and data collection. They will support RHN’s VISTA program by making site visits to other VISTA sites, documenting findings, and sharing these with the VISTA supervisor.


Chemung County

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Food Bank Increasing Food Access VISTA (Elmira, NY)

Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

The VISTA will support the Food Bank’s efforts around our Increasing Access outcomes, building capacity through training, program development, and the introduction of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) framework.

Program Goals:

  • Roll-out of strategic priorities related to agency and program capacity
  • Develop succession planning toolkits and pilot with a few agencies
  • Support the development of our Partner Zone on our website to increase resource offerings to agencies
  • Create a Peer Group to establish network goals and objectives around DEI
  • Support the Community Impact Team in reducing gaps in our service area utilizing Census Tract level and internal data
Health & Nutrition Programs VISTA (Elmira, NY)

Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

Are you passionate about health, nutrition, and wellness? Do want to support your community in accessing nourishing foods? Apply for our Health and Nutrition Programs VISTA position! In this role, you will work closely with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Health & Nutrition Team on new and existing programs that we operate in partnership with local healthcare institutions. You will support existing programs by developing educational health resources, assisting with food delivery planning, evaluating program impacts, and proposing new ways to enhance and expand programming . You will also work to forge new connections and opportunities to partner with the healthcare system to streamline access to food in our communities.

Madison County

New York State Association for Rural Health

Communication and Development Specialist (Canastota, NY)

Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

The Communication and Development Specialist [CDS] will be an integral member of the NYSARH Team. The CDS will focus on expanding the reach and impact of NYSARH communication with a goal of also increasing revenue generated by the organization. All NYSARH activities are nonprofit, bipartisan and courteous.

NYSARH supervisor will be readily accessible to support and mentor the CDS.

Schuyler County

Schuyler County Public Health Department

Harm Reduction VISTA

The goal of the Harm Reduction VISTA will be to prevent, reduce, and delay the onset of substance use among Schuyler County youth by:

  • Collaborating with our community partners on the DisposeRx program and opioid data
  • Promoting prevention education and substance-free activities
  • Implementing environmental strategies
  • Supporting and expanding opioid prevention and harm reduction in the community through planning and organizing trainings for community members and first responders

Tompkins County

REACH Medical

REACH Medical Capacity Building VISTA (Ithaca, NY)

Summer 2024 – Summer 2025

The REACH AmeriCorps VISTA member provides capacity building and organizational support to REACH staff members related to the development of the REACH Syringe Service Program (SSP) and other health equity expansion projects. The REACH VISTA member will work with REACH staff to develop data entry and reporting methods, implement compliance measures, and administer internal evaluation methods to ensure program success and compliance in accordance with the Department of Health AIDS Institute.


  • Collaborate with the REACH Data Analyst to develop, create, and manage SSP data collection and reporting methods.
  • Develop compliance measures for the SSP program (and other REACH departments as needed) with the assistance of the REACH Compliance Officer.
  • Develop and distribute SSP documentation, client resources, and promotional materials.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings including but not limited to daily REACH huddle and weekly data management meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations and other members of the REACH team to complete grant applications and other funding/expansion opportunities as needed.


Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

  • An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
  • Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
  • Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
  • Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, clear a National Service Criminal History Check, and have their high school diploma or GED