Office of Gender-Based Violence

AmeriCorps VISTA

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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. ASU Survivor Link VISTA members will serve in a cohort of fellow VISTA members placed at sites throughout ASU and the Arizona community with a common goal of ending domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships. Above all, VISTA members are catalysts for change, working to advance local solutions to end domestic violence. Our AmeriCorps service program, Survivor Link, offers unique opportunities for college graduates or professionals to spend one year giving service and learning about domestic violence interventions. AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity at organizations that serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 



How to get involved:

  1. Create an application on the website here:
  2. Find our available opportunities and submit your application directly through the links in our linktree: or find them on the website. 
  3. Someone from our team will connect with you 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 Service Segal Education Award Living Allowance
365 Days $6,895.00 $1,350.16 biweekly


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 our Linktree and look for tabs labeled "Apply Today". 

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 help build capacity at agencies that serve survivors of domestic violence. 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, research, youth development, community organization and outreach, public health, social services, 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.