2021 Positions

VISTA Positions

The overall 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. 


  • One year full-time service commitment
  • VISTA Pre-Service Orientation: prior to service
  • VISTA term runs ONE FULL YEAR
  • Living Allowance of $13,362 (pre-tax) provided during service
  • Education Award of $6,195 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

Opioid/Over-the-Counter Coordinating VISTA (Watkins Glen, NY)

Summer 2021 – Summer 2022

The VISTA will address the opioid crisis in Schuyler County by organizing and supporting coalition work surrounding substance abuse and the opioid epidemic. The programming treats opioid addiction and recovery as a health issue, emphasizing prevention, intervention, and treatment.

To learn more about Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs, click here

Communication & Development Specialist with the New York State Association for Rural Health (Virtual - Work from home)

Summer 2021 – Summer 2022

The Communication & Development Specialist (CDS) will be an integral member of the New York State Association for Rural Health (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. A NYSARH supervisor will be readily accessible to support and mentor the CDS

To learn more about NYSARH, click here

Broome County Council of Churches Development Coordinator (Binghamton, NY)

Summer 2021 – Summer 2022

As the Broome County Council of Churches Development Coordinator VISTA, you will take a lead role in resource development to support our efforts to eliminate food insecurity, maintain seniors’ ability to live independently, and support individuals who are incarcerated or have been recently released. Specific duties include: collaboration with program directors in all phases of our annual events to improve community recognition and expand support for the Council’s programming; the creation and distribution of written appeals, newsletters and grants to provide education and financial support for programming; and recruitment, orientation and supervision of volunteers to support the Council’s work in Broome County. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in learning more about the collaborative nature of a multi-program not-for-profit and who would like to gain experience with grant writing and making connections in a community.

To learn more about Broome County Council of Churches, click here


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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