VISTA Benefits

  • Member Handbook
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
  • Video
    Watch this short video to learn how to correctly submit your direct deposit information to ensure you get paid on time.
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    From the travel allowance for relocating to your VISTA project site, to the Education Award you earn at the end of your service - and everything in between - visit this page to learn about all of the benefits that are available to VISTAs.
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  • Document
    Refresh your knowledge of VISTA's basic terms and conditions. This quick reference summary covers the key points from the tutorial VISTAs take before the start of service. Supervisors can also download PDF files of the full Terms & Conditions course in English and Spanish.
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  • Document
    Use this document to help you understand what costs are covered in VISTA's travel benefit.
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  • Explore this site to learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, form a strategy on how to use it, and discover other post-service opportunities related to school and student loans.
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    Find answers to your questions about paying for college after your VISTA service. These FAQs provide information on reducing college costs and steps to take when your service is complete.
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  • Document
    If you received relocation assistance for moving 50 miles or more to a new residence for service, you are eligible to receive close of service travel assistance at the completion of service.
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  • Webpage link
    Contact the National Service Hotline when you have questions or problems to which you can't find answers.
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  • Book document
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.

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