No, there is a one-year service requirement.
Potential VISTA members must go through an interview process with Lake Effect Leaders project administration first, and then interview with the sites they're interested in serving with.
Typically, our members begin at the end of July or beginning of August.
VISTAs may qualify for postponement, or forbearance of qualified student loans during their service.
Yes, but VISTA members may be eligible for public assistance benefits that allow them to offset some of their expenses. Furthermore, VISTAs may request approval to hold second positions. Our project also ensures VISTA members are aware of low-cost entertainment, shopping, and dining options.
You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States to be a VISTA.