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What VISTA Can Do For You

"What VISTA Can Do for You," a six-minute program video, explains how VISTAs bring enthusiasm, experience and commitment to the organizations where they serve, helping sponsors deliver better education, health, nutrition and other services to people in need.

Helping Others Help Themselves

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based, other community organizations and public agencies, to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

Through AmeriCorps VISTA, ordinary people provide extraordinary service in more than 1,200 projects nationwide.

How AmeriCorps VISTA Works

AmeriCorps VISTA members leverage human, financial, and material resources to increase the capacity of low-income communities across the country to solve their own problems. 

When VISTA members complete their service, they leave behind lasting solutions to some of our country's toughest problems.

Since 1965, more than 140,000 Americans have served through VISTA. Today, nearly 6,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members serve throughout the country--working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, increase housing opportunities, bridge the digital divide, and strengthen the capacity of community organizations.