Lifting People Out of Poverty Since 1965

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.
United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you will join a team-orientated office working throughout Lake and Sumter Counties under the supervision of the Community Impact Director. In your role as Economic Mobility VISTA, you will help support United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties’ efforts to empower individuals and families to obtain employment, improve their financial education and management skills, and access resources and services related to financial stability. In your year of service, you will make a tangible difference in people's lives while earning invaluable professional experience. Your VISTA service will also be instrumental in building relationships with our community partners, nonprofit agencies, government, and corporations, recruiting volunteers, and helping understand, build and enhance programs focused on free tax preparation for low income workers, financial coaching/education, job training/placement, and other skill development programs. Together, we will make a meaningful, measurable and lasting difference in the lives of people struggling with poverty in Lake and Sumter Counties. 
Current VISTA positions:
Mission United Vista:   The Mission United VISTA will help build and enhance United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties’ efforts to increase the number of economically disadvantaged veterans with improved financial knowledge and placed in jobs by evaluating the effectiveness of programs that help veterans living in poverty obtain employment and improve their financial education and management skills and then recommending and promoting implementation of strategies that leverage volunteers to strengthen and those programs. If you are interested apply here.
Visit the My AmeriCorps website to learn how to be a part of the Americorp VISTA program through United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties.