AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities available

The Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute is looking for five candidates for service positions at Wichita State through AmeriCorps. The positions include opportunities with the Shocker Neighborhood Association, Psychology Department, Center for Public Health Initiatives at Community Engagement Institute, Prevention Initiatives at CEI and a Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) leader position for someone who has previous AmeriCorps experience.

AmeriCorps members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at Wichita State or a nonprofit organization, and earn a modest living allowance of $15,000. After a successful year of service, members are eligible for an education award of $6,000 or a post-service stipend. Current and past members are also eligible to apply for one of seven $2,000 Wichita State scholarships.

VISTA member candidates must meet the following:

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must have limited criminal history and meet the requirements of the agency where they apply.

Recruitment is open through July 28. For more information, contact Racheal Holland at or call 316-295-6896.