Host an AmeriCorps VISTA Member
By partnering with mentoring programs to host full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Members who build capacity, MENTOR Virginia supports the expansion of high-quality, high-impact mentoring services that empower youth across the Commonwealth. Click the images below to learn more about hosting an AmeriCorps Member through MENTOR Virginia.
Applying to Host an AmeriCorps VISTA Member
The next round of applications for mentoring programs interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA Member will open in February 2022 (with AmeriCorps Members starting in July 2022 or after). If you have never hosted an AmeriCorps Member through MENTOR Virginia before, we recommend connecting with Sarah Wilkinson, the interim Director of AmeriCorps Program, for more information. Inquire below or call at 804-829-7236.
The Impact of AmeriCorps VISTA
Since 2012, our AmeriCorps VISTA program has partnered with 41 mentoring program host sites, placed 134 AmeriCorps Members, and recruited and trained more than 2,850 mentoring matches. AmeriCorps Members have created 101 community partnerships within our host sites, paving the way for increased fiscal and human resources. Over the last 9 years, AmeriCorps Members have leveraged $93,089 in cash resources and in-kind resources valued at $13,361. Recent host sites have included:
AmeriCorps VISTA Members hosted through MENTOR Virginia focus primarily on projects related to the development, enhancement, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality youth mentoring programs.
AmeriCorps VISTA Members can help programs build capacity for the delivery of high-quality mentoring services in a variety of ways. Some AmeriCorps Members take on projects that focus on elevating youth voice and leadership, building community partnerships, and/or developing new strategies for marketing and outreach.