Incoming Siena VISTA Fellows


Congratulations and welcome to the Siena College AmeriCorps*VISTA Fellows Program! Our Administrative Staff and AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders are on hand to help you during the hiring process, prepare you for Pre-Service Orientation (PSO), provide tips and insights as you relocate to the Capital Region, and direct you to important documents that you should read and understand before traveling to PSO and taking part in our On-Site Orientation Training (OSOT). Your first step as an incoming VISTA is to fill out your hiring paperwork. These are important documents that will make it possible for you to get a Siena College faculty/staff e-mail address, a faculty/staff parking permit, access to the cafeteria, gym, and library, and other benefits that are provided by the Office of Academic Community Engagement Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program.

Download Hiring Paperwork >>

Faculty/Staff Parking Pass Registration Form >>

Saint Card Application >>

Siena College Driver Application >>

VISTA Frequently Asked Questions >>

Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) is typically a four-day event in which you begin to assume your role as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in the community and on the project you are assigned. PSO is conducted by Corporation for National and Community Service staff, assisted by project sponsoring organizations and supervisors and professional training consultants. Current and former AmeriCorps VISTA members frequently attend. The orientation is generally conducted on a geographic basis, with candidates from several states participating.

Find Out Your Pre-Service Orientation Details >>

Not from the local area? Or, are you from the local area but looking for your own place? Never lived on your own before? No worries! We have had over 50 VISTA Fellows in our program who have relocated to the area, found affordable housing and shopped at affordable stores for furniture, food, and clothes. Each year, we survey our exiting team to find out their recommendations for the incoming team.

Get Useful Relocation Information >>

VISTA Guide to the Capital Region >>

As a Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow, you will be subject to the policies of AmeriCorps VISTA, the Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program, and your service site. These policies are in place to help our VISTA Fellows understand procedures for various situations. Below are available packets of information for you to review before starting PSO and OSOT.

Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program Handbook >>

AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefits Guide >>