Build Capacity | Build More Homes | Build a Better Future

VISTA is a unique chance to improve your life and the lives of others.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA?

"Volunteers In Service To America” began in 1965 as the domestic version of the Peace Corps. Now part of the larger AmeriCorps program of
national service, the VISTA Program fights poverty by focusing on sustainability and building the capacity of the non­profits they serve.

AmeriCorps VISTA members help others while gaining valuable skills for their career. HFH WI VISTA members commit to a year of service at a Habitat affiliate in Wisconsin. With passion, commitment, and hard work our VISTA members help affiliates bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

Benefits for VISTA Members Serving with HFH WI

Benefits for HFH WI VISTA Members

  • Modest living allowance ($1,025 per month)
  • Relocation assistance (if qualified)
  • Education award of $5,920 OR a $1,800 end-of-service cash stipend upon completion of service
  • Student loan deferment or forbearance for qualified loans
  • Student loan interest accrual paid for qualified loans
  • Child care assistance (if qualified)
  • One year of noncompetitive status for federal government jobs
  • Training and leadership development opportunities