Become a VISTA

Are you interested in becoming a VISTA member? Do you have a desire to work in higher education? Want to make a difference in Connecticut? If so, become a CTCC VISTA member!

To apply for a VISTA position you will need to create an AmeriCorps Application. Create an account and application today on the My AmeriCorps portal (AmeriCorps Online Application, Instructions).

Thank you for your interest in our VISTA Program, but we are not recruiting at this time. 

Benefits CTCC VISTA members receive:

  • Monthly living allowance to each VISTA of approximately $950 – $1,300 per month (depending on the county served)
  • Option of either a $1,500 stipend or $5,650 education award, at the end of the VISTA’s service year
  • Optional Health coverage (Seven Corners); does not meet Affordable Care Act requirements
  • Relocation allowance (for eligible VISTAs, Relocation Fact Sheet)
  • Student loan forbearance (only for qualifying loans)
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment following the year of full-time service
  • All-expenses paid Pre-Service Orientation that each person must attend before starting their VISTA service
  • Professional networking with other Campus Compact VISTAs (the largest VISTA program)

There is also the option for some CTCC VISTA to receive:

  • On-Campus housing
  • Campus meal plan
  • Campus vehicle usage

For VISTA related questions, please contact our VISTA Leader at (203) 254-4000, x 2082.

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