Do more with AmeriCorps VISTA!

In 2015, United Way of Northwest Michigan recognized 50 years of Volunteers In Service To America. VISTA was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs. Let’s keep up the amazing work!

Today, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents, and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty.

By serving with AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. And, you’ll find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality.

Locally, we have 7 VISTAs placed with agencies to help expand their organization’s capacity. These individuals have helped recruit volunteers, develop new programming, and have helped bring in thousands of grant dollars for program support!


We’re currently recruiting for VISTA Members for 2017-2018!

August 2017-2018 Apply Here!  Deadline to Apply is July 21st. Final selection by July 26th.

Below is a complete list of our current host site opportunities! Please check back often as we update this list!

UWNWMI Host Sites 2018 –-2019

For instructions on how to apply, click HERE!


For more information on how your organization can become involved with our project, please download our Host Site Guide!

Host Site Guide VISTA 2018-19

VISTA’s Currently Serving:
Recycle a Bicycle,  TBA Intermediate School District, Great Start for Kids, Veteran to Veteran, Inland Seas,  GT County Parks and Rec,  GT County Senior Center, Groundwork Center, and Grow Benzie.

Click here  to read about other VISTA’s and the work they’ve done in our community.

The next recruitment round will be for an August 2018 start date. Contact Ranae McCauley for more information regarding AmeriCorps VISTA in our region!