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I know the skills I developed through AmeriCorps will help me be a better employee and a lifelong community member.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AmeriCorps as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Experience, Exposure, & Skill development.

Cons

The only Con will be to budget for the Living Allowance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work.

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    Americorps VISTA review

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at AmeriCorps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Get to work in a low income community and give back
    - There is usually a lot of autonomy
    - Definite resume builder for college grads with little experience
    - See a new place, meet new people

    Cons

    Heres my advice, research a lot before going in. Make sure you know the people you are working with and that they know what a VISTAs role is before you accept. As a VISTA you have to understand that you are going to be put in a unsustainable situation and you are going to be paid basically nothing... thats the point of VISTA... its going to be frustrating and you may not get done everything you want to get done, but if you work hard usually you are rewarded. Also make sure you are OK with the fact that you are going to have to be a self starter. A lot of VISTA supervisors have many other responsibilities and VISTA is low on their totem pole, you aren't going to get a to do list everyday. Obviously every situation is different but I think this is good general advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think generally Americorps VISTA does a good job, maybe do a better job of making sure supervisors don't take advantage of their VISTAs.

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    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at AmeriCorps as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Do things that make a serious difference.
    Solid hours
    Learn things everyday from others with vastly different experiences than you.

    Cons

    Not the most glamorous work.

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