Utah Refugee VISTA Project
A project of AmeriCorps VISTA and the Utah Refugee Services Office
What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is the domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps and one of several national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. VISTA members commit to:
- Living and serving in some of the nation’s poorest urban and rural areas for a full year
- Subsisting on a living stipend that equates to less than $5.00/hour
- Creating and expanding sustainable programs for local organizations and nonprofits
With passion, commitment and hard work, their programs are designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
What is the Utah Refugee VISTA Project?
The Utah Refugee VISTA Project is made up of 13 members assisting the refugee communities in Utah in building their capacity to become self-sufficient. Many of our VISTA members have completed their year of service and continue to work with refugees being resettled in Utah.
How does the Utah Refugee VISTA Project help?
- Integrate – Involving and incorporating resettled refugees as equals into the welcoming community
- Educate – Bringing both refugees and the welcoming community members together to learn from each other and work together
- Assist – Developing programs to assist refugees in the process of integration to their new home
Where do our VISTA members serve?
- Utah Refugee Services Office (Salt Lake City)
- International Rescue Committee (Salt Lake City)
- Cache Refugee & Immigrant Connection (Logan,UT)
- Utah Health & Human Rights (Salt Lake City)
- The Leonardo (Salt Lake City)
- Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
- Salt Lake City Division of Youth & Family Services
Interested in Participating?