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Host an AmeriCorps VISTA through L.A. Works Volunteer Corps

The Volunteer Corps is our AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. VISTA aims to build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, to encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities to raise their standards of living.

Program Overview

L.A. Works Volunteer Corps member will build your organization’s capacity to serve its community and its mission by:
- Supporting the volunteer infrastructure, including volunteer mobilization and management.
- Researching and applying for new funding sources, including grants
- Recruiting and training long-term community volunteers
- Designing and implementing databases for keeping track of donors and volunteers and more!

Prior Volunteer Corps Host Site partners include: Baby2Baby, Reading to Kids, PATH, Step Up on Second, Create Now, Education Through Music Los Angeles, and more!

Program Benefits

Hosting a Volunteer Corps member adds to your capacity by increasing your staff without over-extending your budget. You will:

  • Gain a full-time highly skilled VISTA member who will commit their 12-month term to building and enhancing your programs. 

  • Collaborate with L.A. Works throughout recruitment process to find the best member for your organization. 

  • Eliminate the time required to apply directly to CNCS for VISTA members and a receive subsidized rate to host the VISTA
  • Improve your volunteer program to effectively engage more volunteers and increase your impact in the community. 


Program Costs

Potential Host Sites must have the capacity and commitment to support recruitment, train, supervise, and support AmeriCorps VISTA members.

Host Sites are responsible for the fee match of the member’s stipend, which has been adjusted to accommodate the VISTA Cost of Living Increase. The cost of one VISTA per year is $18, 177 but as a host site you are responsible for the following fees:
$12,000- first-year host site 
$13,000- second-year 
$14,000- third-year.

*$3,000 Non-refundable Recruitment and Administrative fee not included in costs shown above.


Interested in Hosting a VISTA? Send applications to Volunteer Corps Manager, victoria@laworks.com