The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is currently recruiting for the 2021 – 2021 Serve Philadelphia VISTA cohort. 


Serve Philadelphia VISTAs are AmeriCorps members who fight the injustices and causes of poverty facing individuals and communities by serving in City departments full-time for one year. With over forty positions to fill, this will be our biggest cohort yet. Learn about the application process for full-year VISTA positions

Every Monday throughout the application period, which ends on April 30, we will host a recruitment event for interested individuals to meet with program staff and get tips on completing the application. Join us to learn more about the program! 

Why should you consider serving with AmeriCorps?

As a member of the Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps, you can grow personally and professionally. Working with City departments, you will have the opportunity to serve in the areas of economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, homelessness and affordable housing, and opioid emergency response. If you are unsure of applying, here are Seven Reasons to Serve with AmeriCorps VISTA from the voice of one of its members. 

Samantha Long, a current Opioid Emergency Response VISTA shares her experience in the program: “I’m proud of myself for taking a risk and applying to become an AmeriCorps VISTA. It’s not an easy decision to make financially or emotionally, but it’s shaped me into a better person. I believe that money and material things will come and go, but your opportunity to make an impact on your community does not happen very often. Through AmeriCorps, I was able to build capacity within my office through indirect service.”

Applications are open through April 30, at 11:59 p.m.