AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA

About the Program

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.

Our VISTA project is looking for individuals that want to make a one-year service commitment to help link community-minded volunteers with community-based agencies fighting poverty, develop the educational and economic skill sets and opportunities of citizens who live in poverty, and provide housing, transportation, and food assistance to individuals living in poverty.

Program benefits include a living allowance, health coverage, and an educational award. 

More Information


  • Linda Bonner, Starkville Habitat for Humanity
  • Kat Bowman, Starkville Habitat for Humanity
  • Paulette Ferguson, United Way
  • Latice Fisher, Bully’s Closet and Pantry
  • Linda Harmon, Maroon Volunteer Center
  • Jay Heaton, Noxubee Refuge
  • Alex Holland, MSU Extension Health Science
  • Daysha Humphrey, VISTA Leader
  • Keishana Johnson, Starkville Boys and Girls Club
  • Isaiah Knox, MSU Extension Health Science
  • Juliette Reid, Starkville Arts Council
  • Bailey Sennett, Center for Community Engaged Learning/Student Leadership and Community Engagement Marketing
  • Leah Winters, Christian World Missions/Global Care Link

Community Partners

  • Bully's Closet & Pantry
  • Center for Community Engaged Learning/Student Leadership and Community Engagement
  • Christian World Missions/Global Care Link
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Maroon Volunteer Center
  • MSU Extension Health Sci.
  • Noxubee Refuge
  • Starkville Arts Council
  • Starkville Boys & Girls Club
  • United Way