CAC AmeriCorps’ VISTA program will engage 20 members, of all ages, supporting organizations focused on eliminating poverty in our region by focusing on 3 priority areas: healthy futures, economic opportunity, and education.

Our members will address these priorities by removing barriers to employment, increasing access to healthy food, combating the rising rates of opioid usage, and lifting people out of poverty in partnerships with organizations such as Next Step Initiative, Centro Hispano, Nourish Knoxville, and Bridge Refugee Services.

acvista_0VISTA members will serve a full 12 months and  will receive a living allowance of $12,277 over the course of their service.  Upon completion, CAC AmeriCorps VISTA members will have the option of will have the opportunity to select an education award of $6,095 or an end-of-service cash stipend of $1,500.  For full details on VISTA benefits, visit VISTA Campus.



Current Opportunities in This Portfolio

CAC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader (Filled for 2019-2020)
VISTA Leader Assignment Description

Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence (Recruiting for Dec start date)
Program Development Associate (Healthy Futures)

Bridge Refugee Services (Now recruiting!)
Volunteer Coordinator (Economic Opportunity)
Program Coordinator (Healthy Futures)

CAC Housing and Energy (Now recruiting!)
 Services Project Coordinator (Economic Opportunity)

CAC Mobile Meals Kitchen / Beardsley Farm (Now recruiting!)
Senior Nutrition Associate (Healthy Futures)

Centro Hispano (Now recruiting 3 positions!)
Volunteer Coordinator (Economic Opportunity)
Resource Coordinator (Healthy Futures)
Child Program Education Coordinator (Education)

City of Knoxville, Community Development (Now recruiting!)
Community Specialist (Economic Opportunity)

East Tennessee Permaculture Research Institute (Now recruiting 2 positions!)
Resource Coordinator (Healthy Futures)
Volunteer Program Coordinator (Healthy Futures)

Girls Inc. (Now recruiting!)
Youth Education Coordinator (Education)

Love Kitchen (Now recruiting!)
Program Coordinator (Healthy Futures)

Next Step Initiative (Now recruiting!)
Resource Coordinator (Healthy Futures- Opioid Focus)

Nourish Knoxville (Now recruiting!)
 Program Coordinator (Healthy Futures)

Positively Living (Now recruiting 2 positions!)
Volunteer Coordinator (Healthy Futures- Opioid Focus)
Resource Coordinator (Healthy Futures- Opioid Focus)

Susannah’s House (Recruiting for Dec start date)
Resource Coordinator (Healthy Futures- Opioid Focus)

UT FUTURE (Now recruiting!)
 Outreach Coordinator (Economic Opportunity)

UT Recycling (Filled for 2019-20)
Food Systems Coordinator (Healthy Futures)

If you are interested in serving or hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member to help provide economic opportunity, healthy lifestyles or lift people out of poverty, please feel free to contact us.

Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA from the VISTA Member Handbook.

Learn more about our application process or Apply Here.