Join The Oaks Academy as an AmeriCorps VISTA to work alongside fundraising and marketing, operations, and finance pros, and make a meaningful impact in the lives of Indianapolis students. VISTA is a full-time year-long service opportunity that provides a living stipend and other benefits.
At this time, we are no longer hiring VISTA candidates.
If you are interested in applying for a VISTA position at The Oaks, please check back in early 2022 for our new positions.
During this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, we are committed to our AmeriCorps VISTA program at The Oaks. Serving as a VISTA member is a great opportunity to gain significant work experience, make meaningful career connections, and serve the community. Especially in this time of economic instability, VISTA can be a smart career move for recent graduates and those looking to explore new fields of work.
Previous VISTA positions can be viewed below.
The Oaks is a Pre-K through 8th-grade Christ-centered school with three campuses in Indianapolis, close to the Monon Trail, multiple city parks, and vibrant downtown communities. The Oaks serves an intentionally diverse student body – both racially and socioeconomically. Approximately 50 percent of students are white and 50 percent of students are people of color. Fifty percent of the 973 students live in low-income households, and The Oaks provides them with over $3 million in need-based scholarships. This commitment to creating a balanced mixed-race and mixed-income community since the beginning is a model that research has shown to benefit all.
Learn more at theoaksacademy.org.
Since 1965, the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) program’s mission has been to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. The purpose of the VISTA program at The Oaks is to effectively serve families in poverty. Known as the “Domestic Peace Corps,” VISTA offers citizens the opportunity to serve nonprofit organizations while gaining valuable on-the-job skills and experience.
VISTA Program employment requires a full-time commitment (40 hours per week) for 12 months. There is no religious affiliation required of participants in the AmeriCorps VISTA program and no political activity is allowed due to the program’s affiliation with the federal government.
VISTA Living Allowance: Approximately $1,027 per month
VISTA Health Benefit Program
VISTA Training: Pre-Service Orientation, On-site Orientation
Relocation (~$750) if moving more than 50 miles
Leave of Absence: 10 personal, 10 medical days off
Life Insurance, if requested
Public Assistance, if eligible
End of Service Benefits
Approximately $6,000 Education Award and Federal Student Loan Forbearance OR $1,800 Cash Stipend and Student Loan Deferment
Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Agency Employment
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