Apply to Serve with VISTA

Join AmeriCorps VISTA and become a powerful catalyst for lasting change.

VISTA members serve full-time to build the capacity of nonprofits and agencies in Texas working to eliminate poverty and collaborate with community members to implement sustainable solutions. Projects may include volunteer recruitment & management, communications & marketing, community outreach, partnership development, fundraising, or other critical tasks. Along the way, you will hone valuable professional skills and gain a deeper understanding of the realities of poverty at the local level. 

Current Openings

OneStar is currently recruiting candidates for VISTA service year placements with partner organizations across the state. Learn more about the available placements and apply at the links below:

  • OneStar VISTA Leader (Austin, TX)
    Applicant must have successfully completed one year of service to serve in this role. 
    Develop and utilize your leadership skills to help support VISTA members in their efforts to eliminate poverty across Texas through a Statewide VISTA Intermediary Project!
  • A.S. Institute For Civic Life Development VISTA (Austin, TX)
    Increase financial support for K-12 civic education programs in efforts to empower vulnerable Texas youth with the capacity to improve conditions in their lives and communities through civic action.
  • A.S. Institute For Civic Life Strategic Growth VISTA  (Austin, TX)
    Develop programming that supports vulnerable youths' agency to participate effectively in our democracy and inspires life-long commitment to civic participation.
  • Family Eldercare Housing Needs VISTA (Austin, TX)
    ​​The Housing Needs for Older Adults VISTA supports Family Eldercare's effort to end homelessness and improve the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities
  • Generation Citizen Community Ambassador VISTA (Austin, TX)
    Serve to strengthen youth access to action civics education by building the network, relationships, and systems to help a start-up site deepen its roots in Central Texas!
  • Imagine Art Program Analyst VISTA  (Austin, TX)
    Integrate & enhance innovative artist live-work programming that expands long-term care to those in need through the creative use of Medicaid Waivers.
  • Texas A&M University Nonprofit Outreach VISTA (College Station, TX)
    Support a vibrant social sector network in the Brazos Valley to better address poverty by working with organizations, network stakeholders, and students.
  • Girl Scouts of North East Texas – Girl Scout Academy VISTA  (Dallas, TX)
    Strengthen the infrastructure within the Girl Scout organization to reach more girls through innovative 21st-century programming designed to build the future female leaders of tomorrow!
  • Alliance for Community Assistance Ministries (ACAM) Donor Development VISTA (Houston, TX)
    Assist in maintenance and expansion of various donor relationships, securing grants and other resources while exploring tools and technology to strengthen partnerships.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Fund Development VISTA, The Landing (Houston, TX)
    Creative minds with an interest in marketing and graphic design needed to help tell the story of afterschool programs and their impact.
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Awareness VISTA  (Houston, TX)
    Help raise awareness of the Houston literacy crisis facing both youth and adults by expanding community knowledge and support so that all individuals access the power that literacy provides!
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Operations VISTA (Houston, TX)
    The Operations VISTA will coordinate key stakeholders and program support teams for all aspects of after-school and summer literacy activities and events.
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy School Program VISTA (Houston, TX)
    The After-School and Summer Literacy Program VISTA will partner with key stakeholders to build a volunteer program to increase capacity for new after-school and summer literacy programs. 2 OPENINGS
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Summer Camp Associate (Houston, TX)
    Join CampAdventure! and assist with mentoring, reading, tutoring, crafts, and exercise activities for elementary children in 3rd and 5th Ward Houston.
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Web Solutions VISTA (Houston, TX)
    The Web Solutions VISTA will work with technology partners to design and apply web tools to provide a seamless experience for end-users, collect and report program data to quantify community impact.
  • iEducate Operations VISTA (Houston, TX)
    Modernizing the classroom model: lead innovation in public education by building a system for school districts to engage college & high school youth to close achievement gaps.
  • iEducate Resource Development VISTA  (Houston, TX)
    Modernizing the classroom model: lead innovation in public education by building a system for school districts to engage college & high school youth to close achievement gaps.
  • Harris County Department of Education CASE For Kids Debate League Outreach VISTA (Houston, TX)
    HUDL VISTA needed to support CASE for Kids in the expansion of the local high school debate league, targeting underserved at-risk youth students throughout Harris County.
  • Harris County Dept. Of Education Media Design VISTA (Houston, TX)
    Creative minds with an interest in marketing and graphic design needed to help tell the story of afterschool programs and its impact.
  • Harris County Dept Education Volunteer Outreach VISTA (Houston, TX)
    Support HCDE CASE for Kids in developing volunteer outreach plans to identify, recruit, and train volunteers to serve at various afterschool program events & sites.
  • Team Rubicon Disaster Program Development (Houston, TX)
    Help develop sustainable organizational resources to better provide preparedness resources before disaster hits, localized response in times of disaster, and support post-disaster for those in need.
  • PEARLS Court Foster Care Program VISTA (San Antonio, TX)
    Help empower young girls, ages 14 to 18 who have been placed in foster care, to become accomplished women, role models, and leaders in our community through an integrated systems approach.​

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VISTA members receive:

  • Monthly living stipend
  • $6,095 education award OR $1,803 end-of-year cash stipend
  • Relocation allowance
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Childcare coverage (if eligible)
  • Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs

Eligibility Requirements

To serve as a VISTA member, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.