Our Network

We develop community based partnerships and support capacity building through the VT Engage AmeriCorps VISTA Network. The AmeriCorps VISTA program serves communities across the U.S., with 80,000 members working each year to address poverty issues.

Our  members provide capacity building resources to community organizations. Their capacity building efforts include building infrastructure, expanding community partnerships, securing long-term resources, coordinating training for participants, and fundraising.

The relationship to Virginia Tech offers organizations and VISTAs greater support during their project. Through our network, we build collaborative partnerships with the community and provide increased service opportunities for Virginia Tech students.

Current placements

amanda edit2Community Associates Project (VT Engage office)
Amanda Qadado
Serving since May 2014
Karl_Bitikofer_VISTAInstitute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Karl Bitikofer
Serving since May 2014
Kristen Pace, Smart Beginnings NRVSmart Beginnings NRV
Kristen Pace
Serving since June 2014
karleeAmeriCorps Vista Leader
Karlee Siepierski
Serving since April 2013
RaleighPriddyNRV HOME Consortium
Raleigh Priddy
Serving since August 2014

2014 VISTA Impact

Our network helps us meet the needs of our community partners in the New River Valley. Check out what they’ve accomplished in 2014!

VT Engage VISTA Network Impact 2014


Serving as a VISTA

Volunteering a year of service for AmeriCorps VISTA can be not only personally fulfilling, but provide you an opportunity to gain professional work experience.

VISTAs work in an office setting and learn on the job about community development, volunteer management and recruitment, organizational skills and much more.

The VT Engage VISTAs also work collaboratively and receive additional skills training to support their work throughout the year.

VISTAs receive a monthly stipend, health insurance and an education award at the end of their term to use towards continued education or loans. Learn more here.

Partnering with us

We are always interested in finding new and innovative ways to make a positive impact with our community.

Interested in joining our Network or joining us around the table to develop new ideas? Contact us at engage(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)vt.edu or (540) 231-6947.