Iowa Food Bank Association AmeriCorps VISTA Program
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Authorized in 1964 and founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993. VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 45 years. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more.
With passion, commitment, and hard work, you’ll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTAs serve for a variety of reasons, from wanting to make the world a better place to discovering a life-changing adventure. For one year, you will be doing everything you can to create and expand programs that ultimately bring individuals and communities out of poverty. By serving through VISTA, you’ll gain new skills, friends, and experiences—plus you’ll get the satisfaction that comes from helping others. During your service, you’ll also receive a modest living allowance, health care, and other benefits. And, upon completing your service, you can choose to receive either a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.
Click on the opportunites below to see how you can join the fight agains hunger in Iowa with the AmeriCorps Vista Program
Food Bank for the Heartland - Omaha, NE (Agency)
Food Bank for the Heartland - Omaha, NE (Nutrition)
Food Bank of Iowa -Des Moines, IA (Agency)
Food Bank of Iowa - Des Moines, IA(Donor)
Food Bank of Southern Iowa - Ottumwa, IA
HACAP - Cedar Rapids, IA
Northeast Iowa Food Bank - Waterloo, IA
Food Bank of Siouxland - Sioux City, IA
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