We strive to find that perfect balance.

Our goal is for you to grow personally and professionally as you serve. Our program consists of: 

  • A collaborative and inclusive team environment
  • Ongoing, regular coaching from our staff and team leaders
  • Extensive skill-based service-learning opportunities 
  • Help with career plans after service
Our members serve in two beautiful regions.

Where would you like to serve?

Click on the map to explore these areas a bit more.

click map Yavapai County Pima County

VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America. Members are recruited nationally for a full-time year of service with a community organization helping to fight poverty. They are often recent college graduates, retired, highly-skilled individuals, or experienced community leaders. Benefits include:

  • Living Allowance: $13,399.15 for the year of service
  • Housing Subsidy: $100 per month
  • Relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)
  • Deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Healthcare allowance; Childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College 
  • Upon completion of service:
    • Choice of a $6,345 education award or a $1,800 cash stipend   
    • One year non-competitive eligibility for federal employment
                           

State members provide direct services for partner agencies. Many of our members support educational, food access, employment opportunities, and affordable housing initiatives. There is also a vibrant United Way High School Ambassador Program in Yavapai County. Benefits include:

  • Living Allowance: range of $2,000 - $15,000 depending on position
  • $1,311 - $6,325 education award depending on the position
  • Deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Part-time positions that offer a flexible schedule
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Ongoing Coaching and Team support
Ready to Apply?

In order to be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps member, you must meet these requirements at the start of service:

    • Be at least 17 years old
    • Depending on the program, you must have a college degree or some college; high school diploma, or GED; or agree to obtain one while serving
    • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.
The Recruitment Process

Arizona Serve is excited that you have submitted your application. There is a standard process, that each candidate will encounter. Here are our steps:

Each application is reviewed and if we feel your skills and talents are a match for the position, we will reach out for an informational interview invitation. These interviews are conducted over the phone by Arizona Serve staff and team leaders. This is an opportunity for you to learn about our unique AmeriCorps programs in Prescott and Tucson and also ask a lot of questions.  

Candidates will then be sent to our partner sites for their input and review. Second round interviews are conducted by Arizona Serve staff and include the site supervisor of the organization hosting the AmeriCorps project. We will share questions ahead of time so that you can reflect and prepare. Site supervisors may have additional questions and then we want to give you the opportunity to ask specific questions about the project.

The selection process is a shared decision between our staff and our partner organizations. We typically extend offers within a week of second-round interviews. When possible, we give candidates 24 hours after the offer to decide whether to accept the position. Our goal is to find the right fit for both you and the organization.

Our intention is to reach out to everyone, but due to the number of candidates that apply, we cannot follow up with individuals not selected until the end of the recruitment process. However, AmeriCorps positions are unique as are the individuals who apply, so please consider applying again when new opportunities are listed.