AmeriCorps VISTA

DSNWK provides AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities supporting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northwest Kansas.

Lifting People Out of Poverty Since 1965

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.

Apply online or inquire about a position by contacting Sara Biggs at 785-625-5678 or at

Make a difference and join AmeriCorps VISTA today!

VISTA Member Benefits (year long member):

Members can choose to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, worth approximately $6,495.00 (voucher), or an end-of-service cash stipend, with approximately $1,800, at the end of their service term. Check out the EdAward site to learn which student loans qualify.

Health Coverage

Bi-Weekly Living Allowance

Relocation Travel Allowance: This allowance is based on the direct mileage between your home address and your VISTA service site.

Settling-In Allowance is a one time payment of $750 intended to help cover initial settling in costs such as utility deposits, rental application fees.

Personal Leave: 10 days (vacation, personal days, religious observances).

Medical: 10 days (illness, injury, medical appointments).