AmeriCorps VISTA

 

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The Maryland Out of School Time Network proudly serves as a statewide intermediary sponsor for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) projects supporting more and better out of school time (OST) programs for Maryland youth.

MOST VISTA members are full-time, paid national service members, who serve with an organization for a one-year term. VISTAs find creative and lasting solutions to build capacity for OST and youth development organizations.

Now in the 8th year of operation, our AmeriCorps VISTA program members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.

MOST VISTA Program Highlights:

  • Over 100 VISTA members placed at 35+ program sites through MOST since 2012
  • 30+ VISTA members serving in the 2021 MOST Cohort
  • Over $3,000,000 in cash resources raised for OST programs serving youth across Maryland
  • MOST VISTAs have recruited and managed over 2466 volunteers, serving a combined total of 16,436 hours

MOST VISTA Program Goals:

  • Inspiring the future STEM workforce by engaging youth in high quality STEM learning opportunities
  • Eliminating childhood hunger by increasing the number of meals served by OST programs and enriching those programs with quality nutrition/health education
  • Supporting innovative projects that expand access, improve quality, facilitate collaboration, and create new initiatives for OST

Interested in hosting a VISTA project that fits these goals at your organization? Contact Andrew Neuman, VISTA Program Director, at Aneuman@MOSTnetwork.org

 

“We truly value the partnership between the MOST VISTA program and St. Vincent de Paul and our social enterprise. We literally could not have fed as many children or grown our capacity without the excellent work of both of our sterling VISTA volunteers.  We know that we are blessed to have benefited so much from the important VISTA program that you and your team facilitate. Thank you for all of your efforts!”

—Kathy Shulman, ED
St. Vincent de Paul Kidztable

Interested in Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member?
Learn more here.

Go Where You are Needed: Serve a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Submit your application HERE

“Through our VISTA with MOST, the development of new tools, resources and programs has given us the ability to serve more girls over the last year. MOST provided our VISTA with the support and the resources to develop projects and personally as someone is interested in pursuing a career with a nonprofit. MOST has provided significant assistance and support to Community Bridges, helping us [to] shape our programs and increase capacity.” – Shannon Babe-Thomas, ED Community Bridges

 

“Being an AmeriCorps VISTA member seemed to be the perfect opportunity to become immersed in my local community and establish lasting cycles of transformation. 

I am proud of being a catalyst in establishing relationships that will exist well beyond my AmeriCorps VISTA term of service and contribute to the long-term eradication of hunger among school-aged youth in Baltimore City.”

Phillip Clarke

Former MOST VISTA Member

 

In-Service Benefits for VISTA members:

  • Modest living allowance paid every two weeks
  • Generous leave time: 10 personal and 10 medical leave days; federal holidays, and other leave recognized by service sites
  • Enrollment in AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Program
  • Relocation + Settling-in allowance for new VISTAs moving over 50 miles to serve
  • Childcare subsidy for qualifying VISTAs
  • Ongoing training and professional development sessions throughout year of service

 

Post-Service Benefits

  • Choice of $6,300 education award or $1,800 cash stipend
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment for one year
  • Relocation allowance to cover costs of returning to permanent residence after service
  • Access to  state-wide and national networks of alumni

 

Many MOST VISTAs have been hired as full-time staff at their host organizations post-service; including at

  • Community Bridges
  • Excel Beyond the Bell
  • Harford County Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Greater Baltimore Urban League
  • Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading
  • Maryland MENTOR
  • and here at MOST!

Learn more about the benefits and requirements of service at VISTACampus.gov

 

Apply to our open 2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTA Listings Today!

LETS GO Baltimore STEM Scholars Program 

BGCMB Outcomes & Evaluation

GSCM Anne Arundel County Community Troop Project

GSCM Baltimore City Community Troop Project

GSCM Baltimore County Community Troop Project

GSCM Hardford County Community Troop Project  

GSCM- Volunteer & Community Outreach

GSCM-Healthy Choices

GSCM-Think Like a Citizen Scientist 

Imagine Me Marketing/Communications and Grants Management 

i-Mentor Baltimore: New Partner Engagement 

LETS GO- Student Support Infrastructure Building  

Maryland MENTOR External Affairs VISTA

Maryland MENTOR Program Outreach& Support

Maryland MENTOR School Based Mentoring Support VISTA

Million Girls Moonshot MOST STEM VISTA

MERIT- Expanding Community Engagement

MERIT- College Access Coordinator

MERIT: Operations Development Coordinator

MERIT: Program Coordinator

Northstar Baltimore- Tutoring and Mentoring Program

UMB CURE Scholars Career Navigators AmeriCorps VISTA 

Code In the Schools- Middle School Pilot

PC’s For People-Digital Inclusion Events, Education and Support (Baltimore)

St. Francis Neighborhood Center: Community Resource Catalyst Project 

UCAP YouthCAP Program Development 

Washington DC Program Outreach and Support (Maryland MENTOR)

 

Questions about your application? Contact Andrew Neuman at Aneuman@MOSTNetwork.org.

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