UWWC Americorps VISTA Project



Does your nonprofit have big dreams?


Approximately 46 million Americans live in poverty. In Weld County alone, 13.8%, or 36,000+ people, are considered under the Federal poverty line. While local nonprofits do much to help the community, many are under-resourced or do not have the capacity to accomplish the work they have at hand. With more resources and additional ability agencies can do even more to address persistent poverty in Weld County.


VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long full-time commitment to 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.


In 2015-16, 19 United Way of Weld County VISTA members served at 14 agencies and public schools. The total impact for the year was: volunteers recruited – 1,331; number of volunteer hours – 1,752.5; total fundraising dollars - $967,892.12. 

Goal 1: Weld County agencies grow in organizational capacity and gain additional resources to accomplish their missions.
Goal 2: VISTA members have a positive experience during which they increase in ability and gain valuable insight for future studies and employment.
Goal 3: Persistent poverty in Weld County is reduced.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the VISTA Program, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at 970-353-4300.


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Current Available Positions

Summer Associates

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Year Long 

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Kids At Their Best    Kids At Their Best Outreach Project Milestones
High Plains Library District    Habitat For Humanity
Weld County School District 6 Food Hub    The Boys and Girls Club of Weld County
 Poudre Learning Center
 Weld County School District 6 Food Hub
 Life Stories Child Advocacy Center
 Salida Del Sol
 Greeley Area Habitat For Humanity
 Board of Cooperative Educational Services
 Aims Community College


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What is it Like To Be A VISTA Member? https://www.vistacampus.gov/

What are the benefits of Service? https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

What is the Living Allowance Rate:

973$ monthly (Before Taxes)
10 Days of Sick Leave
10 Days of Vacation
Childcare Assistance If Eligible
Relocation Allowance
Cash Stipend Valued at $1,230.69 OR an Education Award values at $5,815.


Training Opportunities:
Training provided by the Federal Government
Training provided by United Way of Weld County
Training provided by the sponsoring organization