Host an AmeriCorps VISTA member

We are an AmeriCorps grantee and receive funds as part of their State and National program. Volunteer Corps is L.A. Works' AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. This focus on capacity building aims to more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. As a Volunteer Corps host site, your organization will gain a full-time VISTA member.

Host Sites help to underwrite the member’s stipend; however, L.A. Works is able to subsidize the rates so that host sites are only responsible for the following fees:

For organizations with budgets less than $1.5M:  For organizations with budgets more than $1.5M: 
  • $11,000 total for first-year host sites 
  • $12,000 total for second-year host sites 
  • $13,000 total for third-year host sites
  • $15,000 for first-year host sites 
  • $16,000 for second-year host sites 
  • $17,000 for third-year host sites

The fee structure does not include the $3,000 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of signing the MOA.


L.A. Works is currently recruiting host sites for the November 2022 cohort!

Each partner is working on alleviating poverty with programs and services focused on capacity building toward outcomes in education, economic opportunity, and healthy futures.

2019 Host Sites    2020 Host Sites 2021 Host Sites
Children's Institute CSUDH Office of Sustainability CSUDH Office of Sustainability
EmpowHer EmpowHer Mujeres de la Tierra
L.A. Works The Good Seed Novelly
Mujeres de la Tierra GrowGood PATH
PATH LACADA Sprouts of Promise
REDF Mujeres de la Tierra Imagine LA
Sprouts of Promise Novelly Do Good Bus
Step Up On Second PATH The Urban Foundation
The Urban Foundation  Richstone Family Center L.A. Works
  A Sense of Home JLA Trust
  Sprouts of Promise  
  The Urban Foundation  



Interested in Hosting a VISTA?

Send applications, supporting documents, and questions to Volunteer Corps Manager, Jona Serrano.