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Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps

Fighting to alleviate poverty in Philadelphia through volunteer service in City departments.

About

Members of the Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps work with City departments to fight injustices and causes of poverty. This program:

  • Increases capacity for departments that serve low-income individuals and communities.
  • Produces alumni who are civically engaged, passionate, and employable.
  • Promotes best practices in community engagement and sustainable solutions.

Each VISTA position is unique to its department or initiative. VISTAs build capacity by:

  • Creating tools, systems, and guides for a department.
  • Generating resources through partnerships, volunteers, or grant-writing.
  • Developing, organizing, and assessing programs, events, or meetings.
  • Supporting, establishing, or strengthening partnerships across departments and sectors.

Connect

Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Room 1610
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email ServeVISTA@phila.gov
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Join the VISTA Corps

The 2023–2024 application cycle has ended.

Applications are taken in the spring of each year. If you’re thinking of applying, learn more about the requirements and benefits of becoming a VISTA.

You can also get notified when the next application cycle opens by signing up for updates from Serve Philadelphia.

Express interest in joining the VISTA Corps

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Events

  • Mar
    4
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #1
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA, Innovation Lab 16th Floor

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #1

    March 4, 2024
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA, Innovation Lab 16th Floor
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    Please join us to learn more about the Serve Philadelphia VISTA program and how you can apply! The first hour will be a presentation on the program with time for individuals to ask questions. The following 2 hours there will be accessible computers to use for those that wish to apply after attending. We hope to see you there!

    You must RSVP to access the event: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/H5doTc0YwEm8Pu8KF0kEaw2
  • Mar
    27
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #2 (Virtual)
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Zoom

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Open House #2 (Virtual)

    March 27, 2024
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hours
    Zoom
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    Please join us to learn more about the Serve Philadelphia VISTA program and how you can apply! The first hour will be a presentation on the program with time for individuals to ask questions. The following 2 hours there will time to ask questions and schedule time to talk with someone if you would like further information or assistance with applying!

    RSVP to get the zoom link: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/H5doTc0YwEm8Pu8KF0kEaw2
  • Apr
    23
    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps Open House #3
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA Innovation Lab, 16th floor

    Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps Open House #3

    April 23, 2024
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 3 hours
    1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA Innovation Lab, 16th floor
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    Please join us to learn more about the Serve Philadelphia VISTA program and how you can apply! The first hour will be a presentation on the program with time for individuals to ask questions. The following 2 hours there will be accessible computers to use for those that wish to apply after attending. We hope to see you there!

    RSVP to access the event: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/H5doTc0YwEm8Pu8KF0kEaw2

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