Summer VISTA Associates


Spend the Summer gaining valuable leadership experience, and giving back to your community through service!

VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is an AmeriCorps program that works to build organizational capacity and eliminate poverty nationwide. Starting Summer 2017, the VISTA North Texas Project will be hosting it’s first Summer VISTA Associate program in the city of Denton, Texas! The VISTA Summer Associate program is a short-term, 8-10 week full-time intensive service opportunity that enhances an existing VISTA project. As a Summer Associate, your contributions will have an actual and credible impact on those being served.


VISTA Summer Associates in Denton 

In partnership with City of Denton Parks & Recreation, the VISTA Summer Associate program will be available with 29 open positions working with their Summer Camp programs throughout Denton! There will be two Summer sessions starting in May and July.


Applicant Qualifications

  • Targeting individuals between 18-24 years old
  • A United States citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S.



Summer VISTA Associate Benefits

  • A living allowance of $455.70 bi-weekly before taxes
  • Choice between a $1213.14 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust or approximately $230/month summer stipend














Session 1: May 22 – July 14th   Ι   Session 2: July 3rd – August 25th

City of Denton Summer Camp Program Summer Associate VISTAs will assist with daily summer camp operations including the administration of the free summer food program to campers.  Summer Associates will supervise campers in weekly themed activities and field-trips to facilitate a safe learning environment. Travel for job related activities include driving campers in passenger vans to and from field-trips and camp related work errands as necessary. The City of Denton will provide training and development for the Summer Associates. Summer Associates will attend a summer camp orientation with City staff.  If needed the Summer Associates will also be trained in First Aid and CPR as well as defensive driving and van driving safety

The deadline to apply for a Summer VISTA Associate program Session 1 is April 15th, 2017 and for Session 2, May 15th, 2017! If you have any questions, please contact:

Project Director Christina Penland


APPLY HERE for the Summer Camp Program Session 1 (May 22 – July 14)  and HERE for Session 2 (July 3 – Aug. 25, 2017)!