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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) exists to play a vital role in supporting and encouraging the values of citizenship, service, and responsibility across the United States. 

Think Tank partners with CNCS to provide opportunities for individuals across the state of Ohio, and through select national partners, to serve their community as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.

VISTA members help local nonprofit organizations address compelling community issues by committing a year of service to build the organization’s capacity to have greater impact. 

Interested in Applying to Serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps is your moment to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, to stop talking about the problem and contribute to the solution. Join AmeriCorps VISTA to serve your community full-time for one year. 

Think Tank’s AmeriCorps VISTA project maintains an emphasis on addressing the root causes of poverty and systemic barriers to those in poverty. VISTA members help nonprofits strengthen their impact in a variety of ways such as projects that focus on marketing, volunteer recruitment, program development, resource development and more. 


Interested in hosting a VISTA at your organization?


How would you answer the question: “If only I had the time, I would do ____?”

The power of AmeriCorps VISTA is extraordinary. Bring talented, passionate people on board to expand the capacity of your organization. AmeriCorps VISTA members are able to work on projects that could be a game-changer for your organization.

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Tim has been serving as our VISTA since November of last year. His primary responsibilities have included expanding our partnership with Third Way Café and leading pilot operations at our café inside of London Correctional Institution. Through these projects he has increased our financial sustainability and helped us grow our brand through community events and social media outreach. His positive energy, strong work ethic and people skills have all contributed to him helping our organization grow.
— Coffee Crafters, VISTA Host Site (Columbus, OH)

Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organizations as well as local or state agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA Host Site. 

Click below to learn more about the application process, host site requirements and to apply to become a VISTA site.


Application Due Dates:

September 23, 2019

October 4, 2019