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South Cumberland Plateau (SCP) AmeriCorps VISTA Program

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The South Cumberland Plateau (SCP) AmeriCorps VISTA Program is now accepting applicants for paid, summer and year-long service opportunities. VISTAs work in Franklin, Grundy and Marion counties in Southern Appalachia, and they serve as a catalyst for change by living and working alongside community members with the goal of eradicating poverty. The area where VISTA members work is a beautiful part of TN surrounded by forests and hiking trails, and is around 1 hour from Chattanooga, TN and about 1.5 hours from Nashville, TN. For more information about available positions, as well as application information, please read the position descriptions below. 


AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates:

·      8-week commitment (from May 30th-July 25th).

·      Work in Sewanee, TN area, and surrounding towns.

·      Summer Associates gain experience in building community partnerships, supporting and assisting low-income families, and developing communication and leadership skills.

·      Excellent Opportunity for Individuals Interested in social justice and hunger issues, public health and community development.

·      Benefits include:

o   $1,888 living allowance.

o   $276 cash award or $1,289.95 education award, upon completion of program.

·      SCP VISTA Program will fill 20 Summer Associate positions for the 2019 summer.

·      Must be at least 18 years old by May 30th.

·      We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and we will close the applications process when positions are filled.

·      Learn more about positions and apply here.



AmeriCorps VISTA Members (Year-long positions):

·      1-year commitment.

·      Partner with a local organization to build the organization’s capacity to alleviate poverty on the SCP.

·      Current positions available:

o   AmeriCorps VISTA Funding and System Development Coordinator with the Grundy County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

o   AmeriCorps VISTA School Garden Network Coordinator with the Office of Civic Engagement in Collaboration with the Grundy County University of Tennessee Extension Office.

o   AmeriCorps VISTA Hunger Relief & Literacy Coordinator with the Sewanee Dining Hall and Office of Civic Engagement at the University of the South.

·      Must be a college graduate at the start of service.

·      Benefits include:

o   Living allowance of more than $1,000 per month.

o   Education award of $6,095, or cash award of $1,800, upon completion of program.

·      We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and we will close the applications process when positions are filled.

·      Apply to year-long AmeriCorps VISTA positions here.


For more information about summer and year-long AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities, email Emily Ezell at 

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