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-Position Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (Now recruiting!)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Position Description-Outreach and Events Coordinator

Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence (Recruiting for December 2019 start date)
Blossom Center-Description-Program Development Associate

Bridge Refugee Services (Now recruiting!)
Bridge Position Description-Program Coordinator
Bridge Position Description-Volunteer Coordinator

CAC Housing and Energy (Now recruiting!)
CAC Housing and Energy Position Description-Services Project Coordinator

CAC Mobile Meals Kitchen / Beardsley Farm (Filled for 2019-2020)
Senior Nutrition Associate (Healthy Futures)

Centro Hispano (Now recruiting!)
Centro Hispano Position Description-Volunteer Coordinator
Centro Hispano Position Description-Resource Coordinator
Centro Hispano Position Description-Child Program Education Coordinator

City of Knoxville, Community Development (Now recruiting!)
Office of Neighborhoods Position Description-Community Specialist – Final

East Tennessee Permaculture Research Institute (Now recruiting!)
ETPRI-Description-Program Development Associate

Girls Inc. (Filled for 2019-220)
Youth Education Coordinator (Education)

Love Kitchen (Now recruiting!)
Love Kitchen Position Description-Resource Coordinator

Next Step Initiative (Now recruiting!)
Next Step Initiative Position Description-Resource Coordinator

Nourish Knoxville (Filled for 2019-2020)
Nourish Knoxville Position Description-Program Assistant

Positively Living (Now recruiting!)
Positively Living-Position Description-Harm Reduction Clinic Volunteer Coordinator
Positively Living-Position Description-Media Coordinator

Susannah’s House (Now recruiting!)
Susannah’s House Position Description-Resource Coordinator

UT FUTURE (Now recruiting!)
UT Future Position Description-Outreach Coordinator

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.