AmeriCorps VISTA Project

West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth provides VISTA resources to children and youth serving organizations that demonstrate an anti-poverty focus in West Virginia. Promise VISTA members are placed throughout the state in child/youth serving organizations to develop and enhance educational programs focusing on fulfilling the Five Promises.  Members identify, enhance and increase community awareness to mobilize communities to provide the Promises to children and youth and to sustain programs by increasing funding to support program development.

VISTA resources should be used to provide a sustainable solution to poverty, not just making poverty more tolerable.  All Promise VISTA Site Projects must be developed in accordance with AmeriCorps VISTA’s core principles: an anti-poverty focus; community empowerment; sustainable solutions; and capacity building.

How can your organization apply for a VISTA position?
To be eligible for a VISTA position, your organization must be a public, private, or faith-based nonprofit, or a local, state, or federal agency. If your organization is interested in becoming a Host Site for a Promise VISTA please fill out the 

How can you apply to serve as a VISTA member?
apply as an AmeriCorps VISTA candidate, and register by completing your profile, username and password. Return to the "My AmeriCorps" portal, sign-in, and complete your online application. After your online application is complete, you can submit it to West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth or other projects. Steps to Applying will assist in the process.

The VISTA Summer Associates program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing VISTA project for 8 to 10 weeks during the summer. 

There are as many reasons to serve as there are people who serve. Volunteering is not just an altruistic act. It's an opportunity to advance in all areas of your life. Here are a few of the things you can gain when you give your time and yourself:


Connect with your community.

Conserve funds for charities, nonprofits and faith-based and other community organizations by contributing your time.

Share your skills and gain new ones.

Develop self-esteem and self-confidence.

Meet new people from all walks of life.

Enhance your resume and make important networking contacts.

Promote a worthwhile activity.

Feel needed and valued.

Experience something new.

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You may also contact a Host Site near you. West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth has partnered with the following organizations by providing VISTA resources to build capacity at the local community level:

West Virginia's Promise
Our vision is all young people in West Virginia are prepared for success in school, work and life. Our mission is to mobilize state and local partners so every young person in West Virginia receives the Five Promises.

Black Cat Music Cooperative

Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle

Camp Vigil Tate

Grow Ohio Valley

KEYS 4 HealthyKids

Morgan County Schools

Ohio Valley University  

Pocahontas County Family Resource Network 

Pollen 8, Inc

Potomac Valley Audubon Society  

Promise Neighborhood Initiative

WVU Extension Service

Youth Services System, Inc