Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) is a federal anti-poverty program from AmeriCorps. Hosting a VISTA member can be an enriching and cost-effective way to grow your community network. Contributing writers for “Science Centers, Museums, and AmeriCorps VISTA: A Guidebook” share lessons learned as a VISTA project director and a VISTA member. Explore what VISTA is and how projects are funded. Come prepared to delve into your institution’s needs, and together we’ll start framing a proposal to bring a VISTA member to your museum.

Dorothy Bayern, Peter DeCarolis