Community service and volunteerism have always been a vital force in American life.

Throughout history, our nation has relied on the dedication and action of citizens to tackle our biggest challenges.

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy envisioned a national service corps “to help provide urgently needed services in urban and rural poverty areas.” Less than two years later, President Lyndon B. Johnson realized Kennedy’s dream by launching the “War on Poverty.” Johnson welcomed the first group of 20 VISTA volunteers saying, “Your pay will be low; the conditions of your labor often will be difficult. But you will have the satisfaction of leading a great national effort and you will have the ultimate reward which comes to those who serve their fellow man.”

VISTA, like Head Start and other lasting antipoverty programs, was created by The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to serve the needs of the poorest Americans.

Remember together we can make a difference!

Every day across the nation AmeriCorps VISTA members are tackling America’s toughest problems in:

  • Disasters Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

Georgia 4-H is also very active in all of these areas, making the partnership between Georgia 4-H and the AmeriCorps VISTA program an ideal situation.

VISTA members have all chosen to spend at least one year working with Georgia 4-H to work with fund development, marketing, and volunteer management. The VISTA members come at no cost to Georgia 4-H, but do receive a small housing allowance and health benefit plan from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Together these VISTAs have developed over $100,000 in cash resources and over $20,000 in non-cash resources helping Georgia 4-H to “make the best better.”

Great Stories

Read the “Great Stories” below to learn more about the service of our AmeriCorps VISTAs 


Apply Now- Georgia 4-H VISTA Positions



Recruiting Full-Time VISTA Associate
Jackson County Full Time VISTA Application


 Deadline to apply is April 14, 2020


Recruiting 4-H Summer VISTA  Associates with Georgia 4-H
Emanuel County Application
Clayton County Application
Jackson County Application
Fulton County Application
Seminole County Application


 Deadline to apply is May 4, 2020
Service length: June 5 – July 31, 2020


Contact Keri Hobbs at or 706-542-444 for more information


Keri Hobbs



Melinda Miller

Fax: 229-386-7139