Looking to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA? Check out all the positions available across the state through Ohio CDC Association. Questions? Contact Paul Rich at vistaleader@ohiocdc.org. 

Central Ohio Positions


Ohio CDC Association (VISTA Leader)
Join our team for one year to help our statewide AmeriCorps VISTA Project. Must have at least one previous year of VISTA service. *Flexible start date & housing stipend* Apply here.

Ohio CDC Association
Help uplift Ohio communities! VISTA will work to develop new program focused on social determinants of health in community development; promote social enterprise; and fund-raise for new programming. Apply here.

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) - Columbus
VISTA will work to implement training and mentorship programs offered to low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs across Ohio. They will also aid in increasing community awareness of ECDI programs.  Apply here.

INCREASE CDC is looking for a VISTA Member to raise capital.  Fundraising will be used to support financial assistance for low-income entrepreneurs needing training and startup capital. Apply here.

Somali Community Association of Ohio
This project covers different aspects that affect our community immensely, from financial literacy to achieving job security. Come join us and touch people’s lives in more ways than one. Apply here.


Integrated Services for Behavioral Health
The VISTA at Integrated Services for Behavioral Health, Inc. will help build the capacity of the local food system to support equitable access to healthy, local foods for all people in Ross County.  Apply here.

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Northeast Ohio Positions

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Campus District
Will work in a unique new Business Improvement District to develop ways to benefit low income and formerly homeless people through local employment and development of affordable housing. Apply here.

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
The VISTA’s focus will be the area defined by the Southwest Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood Plan (plan available at www.dscdo.org), working to engage residents through innovative community engagement techniques.  Apply here.

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) - Cleveland
VISTA will work to implement training and mentorship programs offered to low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs across Ohio. They will also aid in increasing community awareness of ECDI programs.  Apply here.

Famicos Foundation
VISTA will build a curriculum around environmental stewardship, skills training and community engagement to connect local schools with urban farming education and skills. Apply here.

VISTA will research and implement appropriate programs to encourage investment in existing housing and in-fill construction on vacant lots in an inner-ring Cleveland city. Apply here.

Home Repair Resource Center
The VISTA's goal will be neighborhood improvement and homeowner empowerment through a relationship-based approach to assist residents address the financial challenges of housing. Apply here.

Metro West Community Development Organization
VISTA will improve the economic standing of residents in Cleveland’s La Villa Hispana neighborhood by providing outreach focused on affordable housing, energy efficiency, and economic opportunity. Apply here.

Midtown Cleveland, Inc.
Develop a hire local program to connect low income residents, employers, and nonprofit resources to reduce poverty in a rapidly growing Cleveland neighborhood. Apply here.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
Families need your help to develop sound financial decision making skills and meet professionals who can help, join NHS of Greater Cleveland to build and grow its Financial Empowerment Series. Apply here.

Ohio City, Inc.
Ohio City Incorporated is seeking a VISTA member to develop and launch a one-stop employment resource. This resource will connect residents with employers and job opportunities in the city. Apply here.

Organize! Ohio
An extraordinary opportunity to work with CDCs on implementation of a Community Benefits Plan resulting from agreements with 3 banks to provide new credit resources to low income communities. Apply here.

Shaker Heights Development Corporation
Community engagement opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and stakeholders in an emerging commercial corridor that is anchored by a co-work, office and programming facility, The Dealership. Apply here.

Tremont West Development Corporation
Join a dynamic team at Tremont West in a thriving Cleveland neighborhood. Work includes program development on affordable housing, employment access, food insecurity, and creating efficient homes. Apply here.

Other Northeast Ohio Positions

East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (Akron)
The VISTA Member will work with EANDC staff and residents to coordinate fresh food projects (including gardens and open-air markets) with opportunities to transform vacant lots into community assets. Apply here.

The Well CDC (Akron)
Join a multi-layered project, building on the bedrock of existing programs in order to reduce food insecurity throughout the region and stabilize the community and empower its residents. Apply here.

Community Building Partnership of Stark County (Canton)
Develop programs and initiatives that inform and assist residents with housing counseling, financial literacy, and a path toward home ownership.  Apply here.

StarkFresh (Canton)
Join a multi-layered project, building on the bedrock of existing programs in order to reduce food insecurity throughout the region and stabilize the community and empower its residents. Apply here.

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (Warren)
TNP is seeking a passionate individual for a year-long adventure. Your mission? Assist TNP to increase healthy food access and economic opportunities for residents of Warren, Ohio. Apply here.

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (Youngstown)
YNDC seeks a driven VISTA member to strengthen our capacity to build, develop, and organize neighborhood leaders to overcome barriers to economic opportunity in Youngstown’s neighborhoods.  Apply here.

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Southeast Ohio Positions


Small business development and financial literacy expansion by discovering traditional and non-traditional ways to broaden access to economic resources through asset development and preservation.  Apply here.

Community Food Initiatives (Social Impact Coordinator)
The VISTA at Community Food Initiatives builds capacity to support equitable access to healthy local foods for all people in Southeast Ohio through developing social impact strategies. Apply here.

Community Food Initiatives (Southeast Ohio Foodlinks)
Fight food insecurity in Appalachia Ohio by helping a local social benefit organization replicate a citizen-based food access data hub and playing a pivotal role in capacity building. Apply here.

Live Healthy Appalachia
Live Healthy Appalachia’s VISTA will improve the health and wellbeing of our community by supporting healthy eating and active living programs in Southeast Ohio. Apply here.

ReUse Industries
The ReUse Industries-Athens MakerSpace VISTA project will develop an innovative workforce training program called Make Your Future including retail, product-making and project-based training. Apply here.

Rural Action (Community Resources)
VISTAs at Rural Action will serve to build the local economy of Appalachian Ohio through sustainable food business development, new food access initiatives, and peer to peer training development. Apply here.

Rural Action (Farm to School)
VISTAs at Rural Action will serve to build the local food economy of Appalachian Ohio through coordination of local food producers and new market reach to schools and other institutions in the region. Apply here.

Rural Action (Project)
Hone your project development skills while creating a pilot program to address social issues in Appalachian Ohio. You will organize a program to build the capacity of organizations and communities. Apply here.

Southwest Ohio Positions


Community Matters
VISTA members will support our efforts in comprehensive community development in the Lower Price Hill community of Cincinnati by improving access to affordable housing and economic opportunity.  Apply here.

Working in Neighborhoods
Join Working In Neighborhoods to build community through resident-led development, financial education, and affordable home ownership! Apply here.

Other Southwest Ohio Positions

Supports to Encourage Low Income Families (Hamilton)
Help SELF increase capacity & sustainability of its Home Repair Initiatives.  You will help launch a social enterprise that will provide safe, affordable housing for low income families. Apply here.

Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions (Springfield/Dayton/Yellow Springs)
Assist urban centers of Springfield and Dayton in integrating, connecting, and expanding their local food networks to ensure sustainable, resilient community practices to help break cyclical poverty. Apply here.

Yellow Springs Home, Inc. (Yellow Springs)
Make an impact on income diversity in Yellow Springs through grant writing and outreach. Support bold housing initiatives in and program expansion with energy efficiency and financial empowerment. Apply here.