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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.

Repairing homes. Building futures.

Our VISTA program is now in its seventh year, and we’re embarking on a new project: home repair. Habitat for Humanity offers an array of home repair programs, and our goal is to extend these services to more low income Wisconsin homeowners, with an eye towards seniors and veterans. Our full-year VISTAs will help create or expand repair programs throughout Wisconsin.

 

Full-Year VISTA Positions | 2019 - 2020

Recruitment for the 2019-2020 VISTA year is closed. We plan to start our next recruitment cycle will start in early 2021.

Baraboo, WI - Home Repairs Program Development - Filled

As a Home Repairs VISTA, you will develop sustainable home repair programs to preserve housing and help HFH Wisconsin River Area grow to serve more low-income families. (Includes additional housing stipend.)

La Crosse, WI - Critical Home Repairs Program Expansion - Filled

As a Critical Home Repairs VISTA, you will implement a plan to increase the number of critical home repairs completed by 20% each year for the next three years. You will also integrate Veterans Build programs and increase program sustainability through fundraising.

Milwaukee, WI - Statewide Home Repairs Program Development - FILLED

As the HFH Wisconsin VISTA, you will develop home repair projects in partnership with Habitat affiliates and other organizations around the state, focusing on seniors, veterans, or disaster recovery. Some travel will be required.

Sheboygan, WI - Home Preservation Program Expansion - Filled

As a Home Repairs VISTA, you will strengthen HFH Lakeside’s repair program to help more families by developing a volunteer crew leader program and establishing HFH Lakeside as an official Veterans Build affiliate. (Includes additional housing stipend.)

Sturgeon Bay - Home Repairs Program Expansion - Closed

As a Home Repairs VISTA, you will help HFH Door county expand their repair program by increasing the number of projects completed, recruiting and training more volunteers, and integrating veterans build components into the program. (Free housing available.) 

Wautoma, WI - Home Repairs Program Development - filled

As a Home Repairs VISTA, you will develop sustainable home repair programs to preserve housing and help Habitat for Humanity Serving Green Lake, Marquette & Waushara Counties grow and serve more low-income families.

West Bend, WI - Home Repairs Program Expansion - Filled

As a Home Repairs VISTA, you will help HFH Washington & Dodge Counties expand their home repair program by streamlining and standardizing processes, establishing them as an official Veterans Build affiliate, and expanding their presence in Dodge County.

Benefits for VISTA Members Serving with HFH WI

Benefits for HFH WI VISTA Members

  • Modest living allowance ($1,041 per month)

  • Relocation assistance (if qualified)

  • Education award of $6,095 OR a $1,800 end-of-service cash stipend upon completion of a full year of service (summer VISTAs receive a prorated education award or end-of-service stipend)

  • Student loan deferment or forbearance for qualified loans

  • Student loan interest accrual paid for qualified loans

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance or Health Benefit Plan

  • Child care assistance (if qualified)

  • One year of noncompetitive status for federal government jobs

  • Training and leadership development opportunities