AmeriCorps

Campus Compact for New Hampshire is one of the state’s biggest and longest-serving organizers of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) programs. Initiatives of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, these national service programs enlist volunteers to address poverty and other issues that affect community vitality.

CCNH currently offers two AmeriCorps programs that build capacity on campus and in the community to fight poverty and strengthen New Hampshire’s communities:

  • Northern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Collaboration
  • New Hampshire Food Insecurity AmeriCorps Program

“During my VISTA year I was able to learn about different issues in higher education, network with leaders in the industry, and apply to graduate school with confidence. Being a VISTA enabled me to give back to my community and helped me start my career off on the right path!” 

— Dan Gannon, former CCNH VISTA

Northern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Collaboration

This regional program offers a full-time, post-graduate service opportunity for a one-year term. VISTA members serve with K–12 schools, colleges and universities, and nonprofits across New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont to build capacity for fighting poverty.

VISTA members receive a living allowance, high-impact professional development and training, and an end-of-service education award or cash stipend. Training is designed not only to help members in their VISTA roles but also to serve them in future professional pursuits.

In New Hampshire, VISTA members serving in the 2021-2022 group serve at CCNH member colleges, GEAR UP schools and school districts, and local nonprofit organizations.

NH Food Insecurity AmeriCorps Program

The New Hampshire Food Insecurity AmeriCorps Program is one of four pilot programs in the United States established to address food insecurity.

Partnering with Volunteer NH! and the New Hampshire Food Bank, CCNH will place 20 AmeriCorps members in regional pockets of the state to help individuals and families gain access to food programs and other sources of aid. The pandemic has amplified the need for services in this area, with more and more families experiencing food insecurity.

A Day in The Life of a CCNH VISTA!

More Information on AmeriCorps

The links below offer more information on how AmeriCorps and its VISTA programs work, including an online application and VISTA member resources.

Meet the CCNH VISTAs

Our VISTAs come from all walks of life but share a passion for helping others achieve their full potential. They work to combat poverty by helping low-income students succeed in school, gain access to higher education, and prepare for productive careers.

Why Our VISTAs Love Their Work

“I could not have asked for more opportunities to explore my passions and develop both personally and professionally.”

“One of my favorite things about serving in the VISTA role is the connections I am making within my new community.”

“I’m loving my time as a VISTA, and I can’t wait to see what else this year has in store!”