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AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs. Today, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation's poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. For more information about VISTA and other AmeriCorps programs, visit 


Meeting Community Needs in Alabama

More than 10,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Alabama. This year, AmeriCorps will provide more than 490 individuals the opportuntity to provide intensive, results-driven service to meet education, environmental, health, economic, and other pressing needs in communities across Alabama.


VISTA Education Garden

In 2014, the Corporation for National and Community Service in Alabama awarded Camp Fire Alabama an AmeriCorps VISTA grant for a brand new project that provides Camp Fletcher with 5 VISTA volunteers to oversee the growth and development of the education garden and honey bee programming at camp.

The Education Garden is a small teaching garden where participants and visitors will have the opportunity to learn about fresh, local food sources, growing methods, and the importance of healthy living! We believe that access to and knowledge of healthy food choices is important to the success of our community, and we want our participants to have the opportunity to learn about sustainability. Our goal is to get kids interested in all aspects of the garden - from science to math to healthy living. 


Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a green thumb or are interested in learning more about gardening, we would love to have you at camp! For more information, visit our volunteer opportunities page today. 

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