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20 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available for Summer 2023


20 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions for Summer 2023 Now Available with the Grinnell Education Partnership!

Applications are now available for 20 Summer Learning AmeriCorps VISTA service member positions. AmeriCorps members will serve directly with children by leading activities focused on literacy, play, art, and provide individual, small group, and large group learning opportunities. Member responsibilities include supervising, monitoring, and ensuring the safety of children within the programs.

Applications will be accepted February 15, 2023, through Friday, April 14, 2023. Interviews scheduled to begin in April.

Please direct any questions to Liz Hansen at

2022 Summer Learning Members

Back row (from left to right): Hannah Beshey, Keelie Eitel, Abby Gruver, Morgan Kline, Aiyana Rockwell, Aliyah Singleton, Case Fenner, Garret Bean

Front row (from left to right): Mary Binzley, Ella Stephens, Madison Strovers, Elizabeth Kille, Lauren Pease, Sarah Wilts, Olivia Frasca

Summer Learning positions begin Tuesday, May 30, 2023, and continue through July 31, 2023. Anticipated service hours will equate to 35-40 hours per week across 9 weeks, with hours typically served Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm Occasional afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays may be required to meet host site needs.

Grinnell 2023 AmeriCorps Summer Programs Snapshot

The Grinnell Summer Learning programs are outlined below. Please note all positions include a minimum living allowance of $3,037.86 and a choice between an education award of $1,459.26 or a post-service stipend of $311 to $345 depending on term length. Summer AmeriCorps VISTA Benefit Link

Drake Community Library/Grinnell College Museum of Art

Grinnell Area Summer Camp

LINK & GNCSD SLICK (Summer Learning is Cool for Kids)


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Grinnell College Summer Housing

Are you interested in Grinnell College Summer Housing options? Please contact Liz Hansen at or via phone at 641-269-3262 for details.

Eligibility To be eligible for these positions, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the date of enrollment (approximately May 1).

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent (or be in the process of obtaining one). College coursework, college degree, or equivalent work experience preferred.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

  • Successful completion and clearance of required background checks including a nationwide National Sex Offender check; a Statewide Criminal History check; a state of residence check if applicable.

Preference will be given to those who have an interest or experience in education, are organized, self-motivated, reliable, dependable; and have strong communication and teamwork skills. Benefits

AmeriCorps team members are eligible for the following service benefits:

  • Living allowance. Members will receive a living allowance of $3,037.86 (9-week term) or $3,375.40 (10-week term).

  • Education Award. Upon successful completion of service, service members are eligible for an education award. The award benefit is $1,459.26. Click on this link: Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for more information. Instead of the Education Award, members may elect to receive a post-service stipend (ranging from $311 to $345 depending on term length.

  • Loan Forbearance. Qualified student loans are eligible for forbearance during AmeriCorps terms and many members qualify for income-based deferment of their student loans. (For more information on deferment/forbearance, visit Student Aid Loan Deferment.)

Learn more about the Summer VISTA Member Benefits with Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact at the VISTA Campus Benefits website.

Questions?? Please contact Liz Hansen at


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