Do you get paid? Can I earn money for education? How long is a VISTA placement?

Here's all the nuts and bolts VISTA info you'll need to consider before signing up for the best year of your life...

The Hub seeks a VISTA
with strong writing and research skills to help us explore community development successes in coal-impacted regions of WV.
Must be an independent thinker with a passion for uncovering great stories.
For more information, email Louise Henry at l.henry@wvhub.org

Try This, WV is looking for 3 VISTA to start in Feb.
They are looking for people with strong writing skills and social media savvy, who love to interact with people and don't mind working hard. Must have a passion for helping people live healthy lives. Video skills are a real plus.
For more information email Stephen Smith at ssmith@wvhealthykids.org.

The Hub is one of several organizations in West Virginia that provide VISTA placements.

Looking for just the right opportunity?

Try these helpful folks...

West Virginia's Promise -
The Alliance for Youth
contact Pam Dugan:

Step by Step, Inc.
contact Michael Tierney:
or Marta Pate:

National Coal Heritage
Area Authority
contact Jake Krack: 

Connect With Us

If you're like most people, you've probably heard the term VISTA but never really been quite sure what it's about.

Quite simply, VISTA are game-changers. They roll up their sleeves and do the hard work that needs to be done to help West Virginia's communities.

They are leaders and they are workers. They are big ideas people. They build things that last.

But don't take my word for it. In this special edition of The Hubbub, we'll meet the new crop of VISTA working in West Virginia this year, answer all your VISTA FAQs, and point you in the direction of some VISTA vacancies now open.

Are you a game-changer?

Louise Henry and The Hub Staff.

Hello, VISTA. Introducing The Hub's Gang of Five...
What do all VISTA have in common?
Age? Nope.
Background? Nope.
Education? Nope.

The Lessons of Lowell - VISTA Brings Passion for Revitalization to WV.
"By my childhood in the 1990s, Lowell was a shell of its former glory with crumbling factories, high unemployment, and a crack epidemic... Two decades later, Lowell had become a vibrant center of culture, commerce, and community." 

A Year of Living Famously: the VISTA Experience of WV's Paul Fallon
Think that one person can't really have much of an impact in a single year?

Think  again.

Learn more about VISTA... 
Everyday in West Virginia, VISTA and volunteers do incredible things.  Ready to get inspired? Check out these great stories about just some of these people...

Whether you're ready for a VISTA year, or are just interested in learning more, I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line at l.henry@wvhub.org, or call me at The Hub's Fairmont office at

Until then,
all the best,
Louise Henry.
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