VISTAs serve for a variety of reasons, from wanting to make the world a better place to discovering a life-changing adventure. Service members gain the kind of real-world experience they can’t find in a typical entry-level job. VISTAs apply their skills and knowledge to serious social problems and discover previously untapped strengths. During your term of service you will be doing everything you can to create and expand programs that ultimately bring individuals and communities out of poverty. You’ll gain:

  • Highly developed skills
  • A network of Montana and nationwide AmeriCorps members and alumni
  • A sense of belonging to a community
  • The opportunity to help solve challenging community problems
  • Memorable experiences

SUMMER ASSOCIATES Other Benefits:

  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1230 that can be used for college loans or future education; or in lieu of Ed Award, a end of service stipend of $287.
  • Many colleges will match the Education Award up to $1000
  • Modest living stipend
  • Optional Healthcare benefits while in service
  • Optional Childcare assistance while in service
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service
  • One year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job
  • Pre- and post-service trainings

FULL-TIME Other Benefits:

  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award $5,815 that can be used to pay college loans or for future education; or in lieu of Ed Award, an end-of-service stipend of $1,500 (An individual may not receive more than the total value of two full time education awards)
  • Many colleges will match the Education Award up to $1000
  • Relocation assistance
  • Modest living stipend
  • Optional Healthcare benefits while in service
  • Optional Childcare assistance while in service
  • Pre-and post-service training
  • In-service training and events to develop personal and professional growth