Become a VISTA Host Site

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) designed to fight poverty through capacity-building.


Since 1965, over 220,000 VISTA Members have served at nonprofit, faith-based, government, and community agencies across the U.S., empowering millions of low-income individuals every year.

Each year, MENTOR Virginia partners with Host Sites–Virginia-based organizations seeking to develop or enhance mentoring programs–to host one or more VISTA Members at their organization. Typically, each partner will host three VISTA Members over the course of three years in order to effectively build and sustain new organizational and program capacity.

MENTOR Virginia VISTA Members focus on building capacity in one or more of the following areas during service:

  • Mentoring Program Development/Enhancement
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Screening
  • Partnership and Resource Development
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Youth Voice and Leadership

For more information about hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA Member, contact Vanessa Reyes, the VISTA Program Supervisor, by phone at 804-829-7236 or email at