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Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps

How to apply

Serve Philadelphia is committed to equity and diversity. We seek the fresh perspectives of candidates with varied life and work experiences.

Serve Philadelphia VISTA positions are entry-level, meaning that there are opportunities for growth within the role.

Studies have shown that marginalized communities—including women, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color—are less likely to apply to positions unless they meet every listed qualification. However, we deem all experience as relevant, and we encourage marginalized applicants from non-traditional career paths to consider applying.

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Overview

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Decide on a service pathway (full-year, leadership, or summer-only) and determine if you qualify.

You can review the requirements and benefits for each pathway and decide what’s right for you.

2
Review the service areas and choose your preferred positions.

The service areas are different for the full-year and summer-only pathways.

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When the application cycle opens, apply online.

Complete our interest form to be notified when applications open.

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If you're accepted, you'll attend a screening interview with Serve VISTA staff.

This interview will ensure that you are a good fit for the program. You’ll then attend an interview with sites that accept your application.

Afterward, you will rank your chosen positions in order of preference.

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If you are selected for service, you will receive an offer from the Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps.

Apply to become a full-year VISTA

To apply for the full-year VISTA program, you must submit:

  • A brief essay about you and your reasons for applying to become a VISTA.
  • Your five preferred VISTA positions, along with a description of why you would be a good fit for each position.
  • Your resume.
Applications are closed at this time. Complete our interest form to learn more about how to engage with the program and when our next application cycle will open.

Apply to become a VISTA leader

To apply for the VISTA leader program, you must submit:

  • A brief essay about you and your reasons for applying to become a VISTA leader.
  • A description of why you would be a good fit for the position.
  • Your resume.
Applications are closed at this time. Complete our interest form to learn more about how to engage with the program and when our next application cycle will open.

Apply to become a summer VISTA

To apply for the summer VISTA program, you must submit:

  • A brief essay about you and your reasons for applying to become a VISTA.
  • Your three preferred VISTA positions, along with a description of why you would be a good fit for each position.
  • Your resume.
Applications are closed at this time. Complete our interest form to learn more about how to engage with the program and when our next application cycle will open.

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