AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.
The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Program offers individuals the opportunity to serve full-time through an existing VISTA project for eight weeks during the summer. This national service program meets local community needs while providing invaluable experiences for the Summer Associates. VISTA Summer Associates receive a living allowance (a total of $1,916.32, dispersed every two weeks during the service) and a post-service benefit (either a stipend of $276.64 or an educational award of $1,311.11).
Below is a list of the ten 2020 VISTA Summer Associate opportunities with the UGA VISTA Network. Click on the posting link for more details regarding each position and to apply. Summer Associate positions are full-time for 8 weeks from June 5 - July 30, 2020. Applications are accepted through May 11, 2020, but earlier applications may receive priority. Current university students at any level, as well as graduates, are eligible to apply.
Support positive youth development and education for underserved youth in the Athens GA community by supporting the Athens Regional Library’s summer reading and other programs.
Help address food insecurity among low-income older adults in Athens, GA through the support of food distribution programs, meal deliveries, client education, and community garden planning and management.
Support UGA Campus Kitchen’s summer operations combatting food insecurity in older adults via volunteer management, menu planning, congregate meals, and meal preparation & deliveries.
Help develop marketing, fundraising, and outreach materials for College Factory, supporting college and career-planning resources for high school students in Athens, GA.
Help develop volunteer recruitment, training, and programming for College Factory, supporting college and career-planning resources for high school students in Athens, GA.
UGA VISTA 2020 GIKI Summer Associate (2 slots)
Help run the "Grow It Know It" school garden and food-themed summer camp for middle school students in Athens, GA.
UGA VISTA 2020 UGArden Summer Associate (2 slots)
Support UGArden summer garden production (planting, weeding, harvesting), manage volunteers, and support summer outreach to provide fresh produce to families in the Athens, GA area.