We connect passionate, driven individuals with high impact community projects working to address poverty in Tucson and Prescott, Arizona.

At Arizona Serve, we offer all our members:

  • A collaborative and inclusive team environment
  • Ongoing, regular coaching from our staff and team leaders
  • Extensive skill-based trainings
  • Help with career plans after service
  • Opportunities to have fun outside of service  

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: $12,300 for year of service
  • Housing Subsidy: $100 per month
  • Choice of a $5,920 education award or a $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of service
  • Limited Health Care Benefits
  • Relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)
  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • One year non-competitive eligibility for federal employment following service
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Ongoing Coaching and Team support                                    

State members provide direct services or help build capacity for agencies serving low income populations. Many of our members support educational programs, food access, employment opportunities, and affordable housing initiatives. Benefits include:

  • Living Allowance: range of $2,000 - $12,630 depending on position
  • $1,230 - $5,920 education award depending on position
  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Part-time positions offer a flexible schedule
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Ongoing Coaching and Team support
Our members serve in two beautiful regions of Arizona.
Where would you like to serve?
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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 are several steps to the process, but we will keep you updated throughout.  

Each application is reviewed and if we feel your skills and talents are a match for the position, we will reach out for a first round interview invitation. First round interviews are conducted over the phone by Arizona Serve staff and team leaders and are largely informational. 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.