Our City Services

  • VISTA Members at table
  • AmeriCorps VISTA logo

Help improve neighborhoods in Salinas, earn valuable work experience, and give back to the community!

In 2017, the City was awarded five yearly VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) positions to support community-driven projects in the Alisal neighborhood and the development of the Alisal Vibrancy Plan. The City is now recruiting VISTAs for 2018-2019, who will comprise the Alisal Support Team and work together on multifaceted strategies to alleviate poverty in the Alisal neighborhood by focusing on Economic Opportunity, Education, and Healthy Futures. 

According to the AmeriCorps website, thousands of people serve community organizations (including nonprofits and governments) across the U.S. by developing capacity around anti-poverty projects through the program. VISTAs are full-time service members through the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), not City employees. Check out this flyer to learn the many benefits to being a VISTA! Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply!

Click on this link for frequently asked questions about VISTA service.

If you have a specific question you'd like to ask, please contact Senior Planner Lisa Brinton a lisab [at] ci.salinas.ca.us.


Information sessions coming up on May 14 and May 15 - REGISTER HERE

City of Salinas AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session 1 I  May 14 5:30 - 6:00pm IJoin URL: https://zoom.us/j/740920228 - Audio: US: +1 646 558 8665   Meeting ID: 740 920 228


City of Salinas AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session 2 I  May 15 12:00pm - 12:30pm IJoin URL: https://zoom.us/j/227268417 - Audio: US: +1 646 876 9923   Meeting ID: 227 268 417 


Apply today for 2018 positions! Interviews to begin the week of May 21!

Check out the following links to learn about our opportunities:

Housing Resources Coordinator

Healthy Futures VISTA

Literacy Volunteer Coordinator

Education Volunteer Coordinator