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:​

  • Girl Scouts 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!



  • OneStar Foundation VISTA Leader – Communication & Engagement  (Austin, TX)
    Support OneStar Foundation's VISTA Intermediary Project by increasing the scale, reach, effectiveness, and efficiency of partner nonprofits as they work with communities to serve targeted populations. **Note: you must have successfully completed one-year at least one year of VISTA service, or one full term of full-time service (serving 1,700 hours or more) with either AmeriCorps State and National or AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or at least one traditional term of Peace Corps service to serve as a VISTA Leader.**

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Full Time VISTA members receive:

  • Monthly living stipend
  • $6,345 education award OR $1,806 end-of-year cash stipend
  • Relocation allowance
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Childcare coverage (if eligible)
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
  • After a complete VISTA service year, VISTA members receive:

    • Interest paid on qualified federal student loans by the National Trust 

    • Your choice of $6,345 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $1,806 end-of-service stipend

    • One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government positions 

  • Applicants need to be over 18 years old when they start their AmeriCorps VISTA service and must have one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens, or persons legally 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. By law, only VISTA members who are either U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens—sometimes referred to as “Lawful Permanent Residents”—are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award.  All other members will receive an end of service cash stipend. There is no upper age limit to apply to AmeriCorps VISTA.