2019 – 2020 Positions

VISTA Positions

The over-arching goal of these individual VISTA projects is to improve the health status of low income, uninsured, and predominantly rural residents in South Central New York State. Additionally, each RHSC VISTA project will include strategies to better serve low income military families and veterans in all activities planned, developed and implemented.


  • One year full-time service commitment
  • VISTA Pre-Service Orientation: prior to service
  • VISTA term runs ONE FULL YEAR
  • Living Allowance of $12,312 provided during service
  • Education Award of $6095 OR $1500 end of service stipend
  • Health coverage
  • Child care subsidy available for qualified members
  • College loan forbearance
  • Relocation funds (up to $550) and mileage reimbursement available
  • College degree preferred

Open Roles

Center for Civic Engagement Volunteer Coordinator VISTA - (Binghamton, NY)

Fall 2019 – Fall 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)

The VISTA will partner with Binghamton University Community Schools through the Center for Civic Engagement’s Youth Initiative to strengthen a model of utilizing college interns and volunteers to implement a countywide, university-assisted community school initiative in Broome County. This work with the Youth Initiative aims to create learning environments that address the needs of schoolchildren and enhance student support so youth can take full advantage of all classroom opportunities, irrespective of income or other barriers. This VISTA will work with the Youth Initiative team to enhance orientation materials, monthly training resources, and data collection and evaluation system for interns and volunteers. Our VISTA member will coordinate and disseminate information and documentation of this model, and will develop new processes and structures for the use of interns and volunteers, providing more stability and sustainability to our program.

Rural Tioga Poverty Education VISTA - (Owego, NY and Binghamton, NY)

Fall 2019 – Fall 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)
The VISTA member will lead efforts for Tioga County initiatives focused on the coordination of action steps identified in the 2018-2019 Tioga Tells Quality of Life Assessment project. The final product will ensure more equitable resources and service allocation to rural Tioga County residents.  


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, and they must have their high school diploma or GED

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