VISTA Application Process

The process to apply to AmeriCorps VISTA is fairly straightforward. Use this list to understand the main steps, and keep in mind the program you apply to might have more specific steps along the way - check their website or position listing to find out more.

Steps to Apply

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  1. CREATE A PROFILE. Create a profile on
  2. SEARCH OPPORTUNITIES. Go to and search for AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities that are of interest to you.
  3. APPLY. Once you find the AmeriCorps VISTA project right for you, submit an application.
  4. INTERVIEW. If selected by the project, you’ll be contacted for an interview.
  5. BEGIN SERVICE. Attend training and begin your year of service, if selected for the position.

Additional Resources

Check out these tools to guide you through the VISTA application process: