Rural AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Providing affordable resources and access to national service members for nonprofits in Colorado’s rural communities

More than 5,100 nonprofit organizations operate within rural Colorado. These organizations play an important role in improving the quality of life in Colorado’s communities and provide services that alleviate poverty, addressing everything from transitional housing to early childhood education to strengthening local food systems. In order to build the capacity of rural nonprofits to more effectively address key factors that influence poverty in our state’s communities and further mission impact, CRC provides a limited number of AmeriCorps VISTA members to our rural nonprofit partners across the state.

Our AmeriCorps VISTA program provides national service members who deliver indirect services to build the organizational, administrative and financial capacity of nonprofit organizations.

Program Goals:

Grow Organizational Capacity: Nonprofits and community groups in rural Colorado grow in organizational capacity and gain additional resources to accomplish their missions.

Provide Professional Development: VISTA members have a positive experience during which they increase in ability and gain valuable insight for future studies and employment.

Alleviate Poverty: Persistent poverty in rural Colorado is reduced.

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How to Host

Click here to learn more about the host site application process, requirements, cost and the timeline to apply!

How to Serve

Click here to learn more about our open VISTA positions, the benefits of serving through CRC’s VISTA program, who our current members are, and how to apply to serve! Apply for one of our positions today to begin your VISTA term this summer or fall.

For more information, please contact:

Rhea Johnson, Assistant Director of VISTA, at email hidden; JavaScript is required