What Is VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) engages more than 8,000 individuals annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty.

What do VISTA Members do?

A better question may be what doesn’t a VISTA member do. VISTA Members…

  • Recruit and manage volunteers
  • Raise funds
  • Coordinate projects
  • Improve communities
  • Expand their horizons
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Alleviate critical needs
  • Reduce suffering

United Way of Pennsylvania’s VISTA Project

United Way of Pennsylvania’s mission is to assist and champion the efforts of local United Ways in advancing the common good. Our local United Ways are pushing to improve the lives of every member of their communities. Each year, VISTA Positions all over the state open up, where passionate, service-minded individuals can make a difference. These positions focus on a wide variety of areas, addressing food security, public health, and education.

For more information, check out our current opportunities:

To apply to be a VISTA member, please email a cover letter specifying which United Way position you’re interested in, resumé, and three references to:

Amanda McNaughton
Member Services Coordinator
United Way of PA
(717) 238-7365 x206

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