AmeriCorp VISTA Blog

Read about what our AmeriCorps VISTA and FoodCorps volunteers are up to!


Volunteer Impact at ALT

It’s rewarding to meet people who are following their interests and motivated to learn new skills.  I feel I’m able to relate to and encourage people in that way, because I was welcomed in the same way by the VISTA who was in the position before me, and then encouraged me to apply.

FoodCorps Friday: Growing Into the New Year

Unseasonable weather can be disconcerting at best. And at worst, it can be the anxious sound of our deepest inner voice reminding us of our responsibility, as we witness the extreme climates affecting people and the ecosystems around them in life changing ways.

AmeriCorps VISTA Jessica Brooks Says Goodbye

In the wise words of Dr. Maya Angelou, I have learned and will never forget to “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

VISTA Members Submit Video to Land Trust Alliance Contest!

Young Urban Farmers (YUF) use the West Broad Farmers Market garden as a tool to overcome economic and emotional barriers. YUF discuss their connection to land and what it means to them.

FoodCorps Friday: Try Things

“Try things” is no simple statement. “Try things” is our call to engage with our differences.

AmeriCorps & FoodCorps Collaborate for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Here at Athens Land Trust, VISTA and FoodCorps members rolled up their sleeves and joined together to work at the West Broad Market Garden and make a difference in the community.

Mayor Recognizes AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers at Joint Proclamation

Athens Mayor Nancy Denson and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle recently presented a joint proclamation as part of the 2016 Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service…