Thank you for your service!
It has been an honor and sincere pleasure working with the B-MVP VISTA members over the years. If you are an alum, please feel free to contact staff to provide additional information that may be helpful to others.
Verification/Certification of VISTA Service
An official letter from AmeriCorps can be obtained and printed through the AmeriCorps portal (where you applied for service). Once logged in, click on "my service letter" on the left menu, enter the applicable service term, address where the verification will be sent, and print.
- National Service Trust
- How to Ace your Next Job Interview: Slides & Resource List
- Translating VISTA Service to Resume and Career: Slides & Resource List
- RPCV Career Link
- Jobs at NASA
- Fellows Program in Community Development: Full tuition and monthly stipend to earn a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Community/Economic Development, Education, GIS and GeoEnvironment, Public Health, Liberal Arts/Sciences, Political Science (public policy, international relations), Recreation Park/Tourism Administration, and Sociology.
- Creative ways to use the Education Award: Overseas schools, outdoor leadership school, Outward Bound, medical skills training, scuba diving for college credit, business start-up classes, sign-language certification, trade schools, living expenses, computer and other course materials, etc.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Under PSLF, the U.S. Department of Education forgives any outstanding balance and accrued interest on a borrower's Direct Loan or Direct Consolidation Loan if you work for 10 years full-time at a nonprofit or government agency. You must also make 120 qualifying payments on the loan. Your AmeriCorps service year counts towards those 10 years if you make payments towards your loan during service. Information is available on the AmeriCorps website.
City staff are unable to sign the PSLF employment verification form for your VISTA service. Please submit your PSLF form to AmeriCorpsForms@cns.gov for completion. Include your NSPID# from your AmeriCorps portal account (used to apply for VISTA service). For security reasons, please do not include your Social Security Number on the form. The completed form may be sent to the email address in your member portal account - so make sure it is accurate.