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 VISTAs

AmeriCorps 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 Corporation for National and Community Service, 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 $970 per month
  • Health care allowance provided
  • End of Service Award of either $6,195 Eli Segal Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend
  • Qualified loans placed into forbearance and interest accrued during year paid
  • 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.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions – click to apply today:

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 Corporation for National and Community Service, 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 a 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 $970 per month
  • End of Service Award of either $1,311 Eli Segal Education Award or $311 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 not currently recruiting for summer positions. Please check back in early 2021.

We are currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Host Sites for Summer 2021!

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates can help your organization or program meet critical needs this summer. Members serve full-time for 8 to 10 weeks, often helping with food preparation for summer meals programs, educational and recreational activities for children at summer meals programs, volunteer recruitment and training, community gardening, and many more direct and indirect services. Learn more and submit your Host Site Application by February 5, 2021. Please save the application to your computer before adding your responses or your changes will be lost.