Carson-Newman looking for 5, full-time, AmeriCorps Vistas (App due 3/21)

. . . . the Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University is currently hiring five AmeriCorps VISTA members, to begin a term of service in May.

The Carson-Newman AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program is a full-time, one year, post-graduate service program where individuals commit to fighting poverty in behind-the-scenes capacity building work. Each VISTA is matched with a service site at an off-campus non-profit partner where they connect the resources of our campus and the community to further strengthen their work. Our program partners with non-profits throughout East Tennessee and Appalachia, and is connected with national networks through the Bonner Foundation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Our program provides high-impact professional development training that focuses on the enhancement of our VISTAs personal and professional development. Trainings include grant writing, community organizing, board mobilization, volunteer recruitment and sustainability and more. Our program is very team focused and provides a variety of support to help make the best of the service year experience. We are committed to change in our community by developing deep, sustainable, quality community partners.


Program benefits include:

-12-month training calendar in community organizing

-Topics include: grant writing, volunteer recruitment and sustainability, and                                 more!

-$11, 136 living stipend

-$5,500 Segal Education Award or $1,500 stipend at end of service

-Health coverage

-Relocation allowance (if eligible)

-Child care assistance (if eligible)


For priority consideration, candidates interested in applying should submit an application through and email a resume and cover letter to by Friday, March 21st.

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Anya Piotrowski, MA

AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader: Development Coordinator
Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement
Carson-Newman University
Phone: 865-471-4830