VISTA Member Benefits & Eligibility

Join a tremendous team of professionals in Montana to make a credible effort to help people and communities escape poverty! Please check out the VISTA terms, conditions and benefits online at the VISTA Campus!

Full-Year Members - Starting in July or January

  • Qualified applicants must be able to relocate to Montana for a year of service.
  • The opportunity to make a difference in a community with dynamic civic leaders. 
  • Monthly living allowance of approximately $1,025 per month (gross).
  • Health benefits.
  • Approximately $6,000 for graduate school or to repay student loans OR $1,800 post-service stipend.
  • Relocation assistance of up to $1,000 and an additional $550 settling-in allowance.
  • Child-care stipend for income-eligible members.
  • Training and professional development: VISTA members receive invaluable experience working directly with community leaders while honing essential skills that will last a lifetime.


  • Full-year members must have a four year college degree at the time of placement and must be able to commit to serve on a full-time basis for one year.
  • All members must be a U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident and not be listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry.
  • Service requires full immersion in the project and community, therefore, full time employment outside service is prohibited.However, VISTA members are eligible for part time employment with Host Site and Sponsor approval.


Individuals interested in becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA member must submit an online application through the AmeriCorps VISTA website.To search for other B-MVP listings, please visit the MyAmeriCorps website and enter BMVP under Program Name.