VISTA Summer Associate Program

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AmeriCorps VISTA

There are 34 open positions for AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates in Montana. During 8-10 weeks of service, you can help with summer feeding programs, assist with summer education programs, build community-school partnerships, or support veterans and military families.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates is a great opportunity for Montana college students to participate in service over the summer, earn a living allowance, get great experience and receive an education award!

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Overview of the Summer Associates Program

The VISTA program also has a Summer Associate component, a short-term service opportunity during the summer months. The Summer Associate program enhances an existing VISTA project by providing individuals that will participate for 8 to 10 weeks, alongside year-round AmeriCorps VISTA members, in an intensive level of summer service. During service, Summer Associates are available to the community on a full-time basis which is described by Congress as “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” This means that the Summer Associate should be available as deemed necessary by the sponsoring agency, for the project, without regard to standard working hours.

As a Summer Associate, your contributions will have an actual and credible impact on those being served.

General Eligibility

  • Summer Associates must be at least 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident
  • Able to commit and serve on a full-time basis for 8-10 weeks
  • Not listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry

Benefits and Support

In addition to making a credible effort to help people and communities escape poverty, Summer Associates receive benefits and support during and after successful completion of summer service.

Associates are eligible to receive:

  • A $1,174.60 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $125/month summer end-of service stipend
  • On-site orientation and training
  • A living allowance to cover necessities during service
  • Involvement in the AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Network and eCommunity

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