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Campus Compact VISTA - U Mary Washington

Campus Compact


Opportunity summary

Term length

8/12/2024 - 8/11/2025

Application window

3/8/2024 - 7/3/2024


Fredericksburg, Virginia

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with campus and community partners. 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 works to build community capacity by enhancing or creating systems, structures, and resources.

Opportunity description

The VISTA will build and maintain sustainable frameworks for community-based food systems such as community gardens, research and apply for grant opportunities, connect and develop relationships with Fredericksburg community partners and organizations.


  • Housing
  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Child care
  • Relocation expenses
  • Federal non-competitive hiring authority

Requirements and qualifications


BA/BS or equivalent experience. U.S. citizen, national, DACA status, or legal permanent resident. Must be able to complete a federal background check.

Preferred qualifications

Excellent communication and leadership skills. Grant-writing experience. Project management experience. Public speaking skills. Good time management and work ethic.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Community gardens
  • Urban agriculture
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Marketing and outreach

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Indoor