2019 – 2020 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 $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)

Winter 2020 – Winter 2021

(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)

Winter 2020 – Winter 2021

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)
As the Tioga Tells Project Coordinator VISTA member, you will lead the continuation of project efforts from the 2018-2019 Tioga Tells: Quality of Life Assessment by working with the Tioga Opportunities Senior Leadership Team and Tioga County stakeholders to implement and facilitate sustainable action steps outlined in the final report. This will be achieved by increasing the engagement of the Tioga Tells Steering Committee members; creating new opportunities for Tioga County residents to learn about recreational activities, services, and resources in the community; and increasing opportunities for community members to play a role in municipal policy and decision making. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in approaching public health at a policy-level and increasing engagement in a small, rural community.
Car Required. Mileage will be reimbursed. 
Food Bank of the Southern Tier VISTA - (Elmira, NY)

February 2020-February 2021.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to assist in community and partner education, administrative tasks, outreach for summer meals, and volunteer recruitment. This member would conduct workshops internally and externally, help set up and plan for meetings, help organize summer meal information and publicize it, and match volunteers with organizations in need of help. 


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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