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:



  • Imagine Art Long-Term Care Housing VISTA (Austin, TX)
    Design & establish innovative artist live-work programming that expands long-term care to those in need through the creative use of Medicaid Waivers.


  • GirlScouts NETX Cookie Program VISTA  (Dallas, TX)
    Strengthen Girl Scout’s Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship programs to reach more girls through innovative 21st-century programming designed to build the future female leaders of tomorrow!


  • GirlScouts NETX 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!


  • Grace After Fire Development & Outreach VISTA (Houston, TX)
    Help women Veterans by providing the means to gain knowledge, insight, and self-renewal. Empower and guide women Veterans as they re-enter back into their communities, the workforce, and their homes.


  • Orange County Disaster Rebuild Volunteer MGMT VISTA (Orange, TX)
    Help restore the well-being of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and develop sustainable methods of volunteer management to address ongoing long-term recovery needs after major disasters.


  • PEARLS Boys Foster Care Court VISTA, (San Antonio, TX)
    Help empower young men, ages 14 to 18 who have been placed in foster care, to become accomplished role models and leaders in our community through an integrated systems approach.


  • Urban Roots Food & Farming Education VISTA, (Austin, TX)
    Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community!

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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)
    • Non-competitive 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.