Become a CCNH VISTA
Apply to be a CCNH AmeriCorps Member
As an AmeriCorps member in the Catholic Charities NH VISTA Program, you will commit to serving full-time at one of our host sites for 12 months. We have a wide variety of positions available in locations across the state of New Hampshire. View our VISTA Positions page or search the My AmeriCorps portal to find our currently available options. Download our Fact Sheet for more information.
During the course of your year of service, you will have a number of valuable resources available to you:
A modest living allowance based on the county in which you serve
Health coverage and child care assistance (for eligible applicants)
Forbearance of Federal Student Loans (interest will be paid after serving!)
Education award (to use to pay off loans or for future schooling) or cash stipend after completing service
20 days of vacation/sick leave
Professional development & networking opportunities
How to Apply
Find a position that sounds appealing to you right here on this page. The links will bring you directly to the My AmeriCorps portal, where you will be able to begin the application process. There are a few main steps that you will go through before being officially selected for a position:
My AmeriCorps Application
AmeriCorps applicants must complete an online application that includes a motivational statement (short essay) and two written professional references. Apply online at www.americorps.gov.
If your application seems like it could be a good fit for a CCNH VISTA position, you will be contacted by the VISTA Leader or the Project Coordinator. You will set up a time to discuss the basics of service. After a successful phone screening, we will contact the host site that you applied to and let them know that you are interested in the position.
Interview & Selection
It is now up to the host site to set up an interview where you will meet to discuss your qualifications for the specific VISTA position. If you are offered the position, the VISTA program will conduct a background check, and then you will officially be placed. We will work with you to determine a start date, and after you enroll in a Virtual Member Orientation, your VISTA year will begin!
Upcoming Virtual Member Orientation Dates
Virtual Member Orientation (VMO)
As a Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA), you are joining the movement for social justice and economic equity. Before you begin your VISTA service, you will participate in an online virtual orientation.
Upcoming 2020-2021 Virtual Member Orientation (VMO) Dates:
June 7th (deadline May 7th)
July 6th (deadline June 6th)
July 19th (deadline June 19th)
August 2th (deadline July 2nd)
August 16th (deadline July 16th)
August 30th (deadline July 30th)