IMPROVE the quality of teaching and learning throughout New Hampshire institutions of higher education.

PROVIDE leadership throughout the state and nation to reinvigorate the civic and moral leadership of higher education in ways that connect colleges and universities with the communities and constituencies they serve.

PROMOTE citizenship education by expanding higher education's role in educating students not only for careers and jobs but also for their roles as active and engaged community members.

VISTA Recruitment



We are looking for passionate people to fight poverty as AmeriCorps VISTA members by increasing college aspirations among K-12 youth and supporting first generation college students in New Hampshire. Each member will serve at a college or community site for a one-year term. At your site, you will develop and coordinate programs that will increase the capacity of campuses to provide student volunteers to serve low-income K-12 students; and/or develop programming to support at-risk college students. This could include: creating or coordinating mentoring, tutoring, or advising programs; providing training for college students to serve as volunteers; working with faculty and staff to support service initiatives focused on college aspirations, access, and success; and recruiting and supporting college student volunteers.

Requirements: Must be 18-years-old and a college graduate; additionally, some of our VISTA positions require the volunteer to have their own reliable transportation

Benefits: Living stipend, Loan Deferment, Interest Accrual, Non-Competitive Eligibility, Health Care Support, Childcare (if eligible) Choice of Education Award or stipend upon successful completion of service term.

Note: Before submitting, please review our application process below. You only need to submit an application for one position below in order to be considered for multiple.

Application process:

1. Complete and submit an application by clicking each job title (you will be directed to the AmeriCorps Portal)

2. Submit a cover letter and resume to Jillian Oates, Program Coordinator

3. Application Screening: Our office will review your application and then contact you to let you know your status.

4. Interview #1: Applicants will be contacted by CCNH to schedule an initial screening conversation.

5. Host Site Review: Interviewees who are a good fit for this work and would be a great addition to our statewide VISTA team will have their applications passed on to the host site(s) of their interest.

6. Final Interview: After reviewing application information, host site(s) will hold interviews with those applicants whom they feel are best suited for their environment and the important work to be carried out. All final placement decisions will be made by CCNH and candidates will be contacted directly.

Available positions:


GEAR UP – Lakes Region
Concord, NH 

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. GEAR UP New Hampshire seeks to improve the high school graduation rates, college going rates and first year retention rates of students from three of the most resourced challenged regions of the state, including the Lakes Region. Some of the activities the VISTA will do are: create a peer-to-near-peer mentoring program, organize a region-wide FAFSA completion day, and work with school administrators and counselors to develop a way to teach students, especially those that will be first-generation students, social and communication skills for college—such as self-advocacy, self-awareness, persistence, and self-discipline to persist in the face of obstacles. Through everything, the VISTA will promote the message that “College is Possible”.