Toward A Sustainable Kentucky

TASK VISTA was launched to answer the call of the growing CNCS AmeriCorps VISTA presence in Kentucky. Through TASK, Kentucky Campus Compact is able to expand our reach and place over 50 VISTA members to not only member colleges and universities but also the Kentucky Promise Zone, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), and small nonprofit organizations throughout Kentucky communities that are combating poverty.

TASK VISTA members achieve the AmeriCorps anti-poverty goals through indirect service activities in the areas of economic development and opportunity, organizational capacity building, Pre-K to Post-Secondary educational programming, nutritional and community health awareness, leadership development, and assisting Veteran and military families.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Healthy Futures

Economic Opportunity

TASK VISTAs support programs that expand job opportunities, reduce homelessness, improve K-12 and/or post secondary education success, combat obesity and improve health services, solve the problem of hunger, provide nutritional education, and services that benefit Veterans that have served and their families. VISTA activities also include recruiting and managing community volunteers, fundraising, planning organizational events and expanding access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across Kentucky.

Thank you for your interest in serving with TASK VISTA

All TASK VISTA positions have been filled for the 2018-2019 VISTA cycle. Check back early spring for the 2019-2020 project opportunities.

The Opposite of Poverty is Justice (1)

RESOURCES

TASK VISTA Forms

  • On-Site Orientation and Training (OSOT)
  • NKU Vendor Form (must be completed in order to get mileage reimbursement for TASK VISTA related events.)
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Outside Employment Form – must be completed if you have a job outside of your VISTA project.
  • Time-sheets – Google link will be shared by your first day of service
  • Monthly project reports – Google link will be shared by your first day of service
  • Letter of Intent – must be completed and returned if you wish to  re-enroll for another term of service with TASK VISTA.

VISTA Leader Information

  • All VISTA projects at host sites beginning with A-E:

Contact Tanesha Johnsontanesha.johnson{at}kycompact{.}org

  • All VISTA projects at host sites beginning with F-Z:

Contact Sequoya Tolliversequoya.tolliver{at}kycompact(.)org

TASK VISTA

Pre-Service Orientation

Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) participation is required for each selected candidate prior to beginning service at their host site. PSO is completed in one of two forms. TASK will notify you of which PSO you are enrolled once you have accepted the position.

Click below to learn about the requirements for each PSO. More information on PSO can be found at VISTAcampus.gov.

PSO Classic

PSO Classic is a 3-day orientation required for all members selected for a VISTA project. This orientation is held in a regional location. All expenses are paid for the member to travel and participate.

Required Documents:

  1. Travel Request (My AmeriCorps portal)
  2. Pre-service coursework
  3. Onboarding forms (my.americorps.gov)
  4. Criminal history check (kits provided by TASK VISTA)

PSO Virtual

PSO Virtual is a required online orientation that you must complete prior to your first day of service.

All members must complete the

  1.  Pre-service coursework 
  2. On-boarding forms (located in my.americorps.gov)

Click here to find additional information on PSO Virtual.

Resources

Policies

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National Days of Service

All VISTA members are required to particpate in national days of service. Below are a list of the required days of service for 2018:

National Day of Service and Remembrance – September 11

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January

Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service – April

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Supporting your VISTA

Resources

Sub-Site Orientation

Sub-Site orientation provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service

Pre-Service Orientation

Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) participation is required for each selected candidate prior to beginning service at their host site. PSO is completed in one of two forms. TASK will notify you of which PSO you are enrolled once you have accepted the position.

Click below to learn about the requirements for each PSO. More information on PSO can be found at VISTAcampus.gov.

PSO Classic

PSO Classic is a 3-day orientation required for all members selected for a VISTA project. This orientation is held in a regional location. All expenses are paid for the member to travel and participate.

Required Documents:

  1. Travel Request (My AmeriCorps portal)
  2. Pre-service coursework
  3. Onboarding forms (my.americorps.gov)
  4. Criminal history check (kits provided by TASK VISTA)

PSO Virtual

PSO Virtual is a required online orientation that you must complete prior to your first day of service.

All members must complete:

  1.  Pre-service coursework 
  2. On-boarding forms (located in my.americorps.gov)
  3. Criminal history check (kits provided by TASK VISTA)

Click here to find additional information on PSO Virtual.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my VISTA member forms due?

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When are my VISTA member forms due?

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AMERICORPS VISTA – VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA – was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service. Nationwide, AmeriCorps VISTA members leverage human, financial, and material resources to increase the capacity of low-income communities across the country. When VISTA members complete their service they leave behind lasting solutions to some of our country’s toughest problems.

Questions about TASK VISTA?

Contact our TASK VISTA Leader – vistaleader {at} kycompact(.)org

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