Today, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts in their fight against poverty. Here in the Capital Region, you can join AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) through the Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows program and help local communities experiencing poverty.

Discover VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a Capital Region nonprofit organization, public agency, or educational institution. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and assist low-income communities.

Incoming VISTAs

Welcome to the team! We are excited for you to embark on your journey of service with the Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program. As you begin to think about starting your year of service, we have compiled some useful information for you. Be sure to read through it and let us know if you have any questions. We are here to make your transition as easy as possible.

Benefits and Resources

The AmeriCorps VISTA program at Siena provides a number of unique resources that other programs are not able to offer their members. Click the link below to read about the benefits of completing an AmeriCorps term and the unique perks of serving through our program!

Service Highlights and Testimonials

When you dedicate a year of your life to community service, both the individual and the community served look different than when you first began. We asked some of our current members and alumni to share a bit about the impact their VISTA experience has had on them. 

Intensive summer AmeriCorps opportunity

We also offer an intensive summer AmeriCorps opportunity, where VISTAs help complete a short term project with local Capital District nonprofits in what we call SPIn.

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