National Service Recruitment

National Service is your chance to make a meaningful impact on people in need while gaining valuable work experience and earning living and education stipends.

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTAsAmeriCorps VISTAs are national service members that perform indirect service at local organizations, such as recruiting volunteers, building program curriculums, fundraising and grant writing, connecting communities with resources, and creating sustainability within their agencies. As part of the federal agency AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA provides an opportunity for individuals to gain professional experience while contributing to long-lasting solutions to the problems of poverty and inequity in local communities.

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks has operated one of Ohio’s largest AmeriCorps VISTA programs since 2006. Through our AmeriCorps VISTA program, ShareCorps, you can find a one-year, full-time position focused on creating meaningful change for people living at or near poverty.

Benefits of your service include:

  • Living allowance of around $1,800 per month (just increased!)
  • Health care allowance provided
  • End of Service Award of either $6,895 Eli Segal Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend
  • Qualified loans placed into forbearance and interest accrued during year paid
  • NEW: Bonus housing allowance!
  • Childcare benefits provided, if eligible
  • Relocation allowance, if applicable
  • Biannual in-service trainings and professional development opportunities

To learn more about benefits of service, click here.

Part-time employment, beyond your service, is now permitted with the approval of your host site. College coursework is also permitted but cannot exceed part-time status.

Limited positions are available now for start dates this fall! Please apply to the following positions by clicking on the links below.

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates are national service members that can assist with both direct and indirect service during a 10-week term. As part of the federal agency AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates serving with our project contribute vital support to local organizations working to feed and nurture children and families when traditional school-based meals aren’t available.

We have an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program since 2009, leveraging national service members to help connect food insecure children with healthy meals and safe summer programming. Through our AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program, you can find an 8- to 10-week, full-time position focused on creating meaningful change for people living at or near poverty.

Benefits of your service include:

  • Living allowance of around $1,800 per month (just increased!)
  • End of Service Award of either $1,459 Eli Segal Education Award or $311 average cash stipend

Part-time employment, beyond your service, is now permitted with the approval of your host site. College coursework is also permitted but cannot exceed part-time status.

We are no longer recruiting for Summer 2023 positions. Please come back next spring to apply!