2023-24 Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps Member

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps

Want to explore a career in city government? Receive monthly professional development? Have the support of a cohort while working to fight the causes of poverty? Do all three with the Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps - an AmeriCorps program.

Serve Philadelphia VISTA members serve full-time (30 hours/week) for one year focused on systems level change and capacity building within our city government. Serving as a VISTA is both a great way to support Philadelphia’s communities and to develop your career.

The 2023-24 service term is July 31, 2023-July 30, 2024.

Each VISTA position is unique to the City department or initiative, but all VISTAs will build capacity.

Capacity building activities can include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating tools, systems and guides like databases, policy briefs and marketing materials
  • Generating resources through partnerships, volunteers and/or grant-writing
  • Developing, organizing and/or assessing programs, events and/or meetings
  • Supporting, establishing, or strengthening cross-departmental and cross-sector partnerships


  • 18 years or older, high school degree or equivalent GED
  • US citizen or permanent resident*
  • Criminal background check (if accepted)
  • COVID-19 vaccination(s)


  • Bi-weekly living allowance (approx. $675.08)
  • Monthly professional development workshops
  • Valuable work experience and networking with local government and partners
  • Segal Education Award ($6,895) or End of Service Award (approx. $1,800)
  • Monthly transportation support
  • Hybrid (in person and teleservice) schedule
  • Ten days of personal leave and ten days of medical leave, city holidays & other leave benefits
  • Healthcare Allowance or Health Benefit Plan

And much more!

To learn about our program’s requirements & benefits, and to apply, visit our website.

Deadline to apply is April 3, 2023.

Check out our available VISTA positions in our annual Serve Philadelphia VISTA Project Guide.

Questions? Contact us at serveVISTA@phila.gov.

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Homeless & Housing, People with Disabilities, Politics


Sun Jul 30, 2023 - Tue Jul 30, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Philadelphia, PA 19102



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