Aloha United Way is an intermediary agent for the AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). We have placed 10 AmeriCorps VISTA members at nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the state of Hawaii to help CNCS in its mission to support and create healthier, viable communities and move individuals and families out of poverty.

VISTAs serve a year-long, full-time commitment on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and have the option to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service.

VISTA members generally do not provide direct services, such as tutoring children or building homes. Instead, at the direction of their host organization or agency, VISTAs focus on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations. Aloha United Way’s VISTA program primarily focuses on advancing the capacity in data collection and evaluation of Hawaii’s nonprofit sector. VISTAs placed through Aloha United Way strengthen their organizations in developing and implementing effective and sustainable programs.



If you are interested in joining AmeriCorps VISTA or just want to know more about the specific positions we offer, please call (808) 543-2250 or contact VISTA Team Leader Brianna Blackburn at bblackburn@auw.org or VISTA Program Coordinator Sarah Murray at smurray@auw.org. We look forward to hearing from you.