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Campus Compact VISTA - George Mason University

Campus Compact


Opportunity summary

Term length

7/15/2024 - 7/14/2025

Application window

3/8/2024 - 6/5/2024


Fairfax, Virginia

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with campus and community partners for a one-year period. During this year, members spend 35 hours per week on their host site’s campus to work on building systems and programs that support low-income college students and community members. The VISTA member’s work is to build capacity, meaning that rather than directly serving the community, they’re enhancing or creating systems, structures, and resources.

Opportunity description

The VISTA Member will connect Mason students, faculty, and staff with partner organizations in the community to collaborate on community identified projects, especially projects that address the intersection of environmental issues and health for low-income students and community members.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Child care
  • Relocation expenses
  • Federal non competitive hiring authority
  • Food support

Requirements and qualifications


Some college. US citizen, national, DACA status, or legal permanent resident. Must be able to complete a federal background check.

Preferred qualifications

BA/BS or equivalent experience. Experience volunteering or working with nonprofit organizations. Ability to lead meetings and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Capacity for flexibility and strategic thought partnership.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Community organizing

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Indoor