AmeriCorps VISTA

What we do

AmeriCorps VISTAs aim to build capacity in the community to ensure domestic violence survivors have greater access to resources and to promote domestic violence prevention through 365 days of service. Because domestic violence is highly prevalent, it is more than likely that social service organizations, regardless of their purpose, will serve a domestic violence survivor, and AmeriCorps VISTA members ensure that community organizations are educated and prepared to serve survivors in a trauma-sensitive manner.

How to get involved

  1. Create a My AmeriCorps account (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do).
  2. View the VISTA position listing here and click “Apply Now.”
  3. Submit your application. Once submitted, Survivor Link leadership will review your application and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

What are the benefits?

AmeriCorps VISTA members are provided with a living stipend and either the Segal Education Award
or End-of-Service Cash Award. The living stipend is distributed during the AmeriCorps VISTA term of service, while the education award is distributed once a member has completed their term of service. The Segal Education Award can be used toward tuition or paying back student loans. AmeriCorps members can use this experience for course credit in accordance with their academic units policy. Additionally, VISTA members will receive Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) for federal government jobs. VISTA members from out of the Phoenix area (greater than 50 miles) will receive a relocation and settling-in allowance. As full-time National Service members, they are provided health care and childcare.

AmeriCorps VISTA
Term of ServiceSegal Education AwardLiving Allowance
365 Days$6,095.00$12,312.00

What does the AmeriCorps VISTA position require?
AmeriCorps VISTA Members will complete 365 days of service.

Service Location: Domestic violence agencies and shelters throughout Arizona see Survivor Link

Service Impact: The primary objective of the AmeriCorps VISTA member is to build capacity at community organizations that serve domestic violence survivors directly or indirectly

Supervisor: The AmeriCorps VISTA member will be supervised by a site supervisor at their assigned agency.

Service Position Summary: Through the ASU School of Social Work Survivor Link VISTA program, VISTA members will improve domestic violence programs’ ability to assist women exiting services. Each VISTA member will learn about safety planning, survivor-centered advocacy, trauma-informed care, risk assessment, evidence-based practice, and interventions. VISTAs will attend regular meetings at ASU regarding professional development, networking, and other meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: VISTA members should be competent in and will further develop skills related to academic/grant writing, youth development, community organization, public health, social services, counseling, and technology.
Academic and Experience Qualifications: A degree from an accredited 4-year university is required for service.

Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, relation, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University.