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AmeriCorps VISTAs serving our communities

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What is an AmeriCorps VISTA? VISTA stands for: Volunteers In Service To America. VISTA members are delegated from a federal grant and placed in communities across The United States with one general mission; to fight poverty.

VISTAs are dedicated full time to the organizations and communities they serve. Each VISTA is given a different list of assignments they are expected to accomplish during the year of service for their sponsored organization, including: volunteer coordination, recruitment, and training, grant writing, capacity building, fundraising, and program development.

The United Way of Eastern Utah is proud to serve as an umbrella organization for 8 AmeriCorps VISTA members serving in Eastern Utah, including 4 VISTAs that are serving the UWEU. We currently have 3 VISTAs serving in the Uintah Basin, 2 in Carbon County, 2 in Emery County, and 1 in San Juan County.

These service members are dedicated in creating sustainable impact; some were raised in the areas they serve, and some have relocated from different areas of the country. As full time volunteers for their sponsoring organization, they are a given a very modest monthly living allowance, and an option for an education award at the end of service for their sacrifice.

For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA Program, please call the UWEU office at 435-637-8911.

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