MARGATE – Those who desire to serve as a catalyst for change, and someone with passion, pride and perseverance when helping community members may be perfect AmeriCorps VISTA members. 


According to a release, since 1965, more than 220,000 VISTA members have served with the mission to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty. 


VISTA serves in each of the 50 States and all U.S. Territories. VISTA members go where they are needed and make a difference through volunteering and the mobilization of resources.


Last year, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) was awarded an AmeriCorps grant to bring two VISTA members to the agency. 


These members will focus on ensuring area individuals and families in need have access the food pantry as well as work on a nutritious food project to develop initiatives for community outreach and engagement. 


Applications are being accepted for the 40 hours per week VISTA member role. If selected for the one-year position, AmeriCorps VISTA will provide a modest living allowance, education award for expenses, health and childcare coverage, and other valuable benefits.


For information or to apply for one of the two AmeriCorps VISTA positions available at JFS, contact Volunteer Services Supervisor Vanessa Smith at: or 609-822-1108, extension 249.