Lifting People Out of Poverty Since 1965

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.

In accordance with AmeriCorps VISTA, UCA-based AmeriCorps VISTA serves to alleviate poverty in Arkansas, while helping build a bridge between our campus here at UCA and the community of Conway. These programs are targeted towards recent graduates desiring a full-time service opportunity. The efforts amassed will provide the city with greater school readiness, higher education attainment, and community and economic development.

As a member, you will foster a strong relationship with the community through your chosen program. The efforts you devote will ultimately provide the citizens of Central Arkansas with a better quality of life. Some expectations for the role include conducting assessments within one of eight organizations and the community, developing donor databases and stewardship plans, creating communication strategies and volunteer management plans, and building capacity for collaboration and resource sharing by developing sustainable networks among organizations working in similar areas of needs.

Please review the programs below for their specific responsibilities. Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older and hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), refugee, asylee, temporary protected status, or DACA status.

2022-2023 VISTA Positions through UCA

VISTAs are currently serving in the following roles:

  • CoHO Strategic Development VISTA
  • Milestones Early Childhood Development VISTA
  • Community Connections Program Development VISTA
  • CoHO Outreach VISTA
  • Hot Springs County Conversations Community Development VISTA
  • Rise House Donor Relations VISTA
  • UCA VISTA Leader

Refer to the AmeriCorps Applicant Guide for help navigating the MyAmeriCorps system, or contact us using the information below.

VISTA Members

Contact Us

Dr. Lesley Graybeal
Director of Service-Learning and Volunteerism
lgraybeal@uca.edu | (501) 852-7416

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