Find out how you can serve!
For more information on the local opportunities to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA, contact Luis Boria at Borial@charleston-sc.gov.
AmeriCorps is an excellent way to gain professional experience, make a career change, or jump back into the workforce. We encourage you to begin exploration today at www.nationalservice.gov.
The following non-profits will be hosting members for the 2023 Member Year:
- Be A Mentor
- Bridges of Hope
- Camp Happy Days
- Chas. County Criminal Justice (CJCC)
- Chas. County Public Library
- Chas. Dorchester Mental Health
- Charleston Hope
- Chas. Promise Neighborhood
- Doors to Dream
- I AM VOICES, Inc.
- Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial
- Kids On Point
- Lowcountry Local First
- Reading Partners
- Rec. Dept. - City of Chas.
- Lowcountry Youth Services
- City of Charleston- Hope Center
- City of Charleston- HARCC
- MOCYF- Bank On
About the Program
AmeriCorps VISTA is…the national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA supports local efforts by engaging members in a one-year, full-time service year with a local organization. All VISTA projects seek to build the capacity and sustainability of local organizations and agencies to serve their clients more effectively.
The City of Charleston is proud to serve as the local Project Sponsor for AmeriCorps VISTA, providing member slots to organizations and agencies serving the Charleston Community.
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization, public agency, or local government agency to complete a specific project that builds capacity. VISTA members generally do not provide direct services; instead, they strengthen and support organizations by building infrastructure, expanding community partnerships, securing long-term resources, coordinating training for participants, and much more.
For more information on our project, please contact our office at 843-965-4190. For more information on VISTA, please visit the AmeriCorps website.