Available VISTA Summer Associate Positions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply today! Before you apply, make sure you are ready to serve in the summerQuestions about the online application?

Brainerd Baxter Youth Center (TheShop)


TheShop is Brainerd/Baxter’s youth-defined space: “We are committed to channeling adolescent energy into positive creative energy by providing opportunities to explore potential and build personal connections.”

The VISTA Summer Associate project will offer the youth we serve opportunities within our Bicycle Recycle and TarTop Garden projects through encouraging engagement and developing learning opportunities.

Brainerd Public Library


The Brainerd Public Library was established in 1904 and was a founding member of the Kitchigami Regional Library system in 1969. Originally housed in a Carnegie library, the current building was constructed in 1986.

The VISTA Summer Associate will assist in the development and promotion of summer literacy activities for children and teens in the library and at free summer lunch locations throughout Brainerd.

EAGLE, Inc. (Eradicating Achievement Gap & Learning Empowerment)

St. Cloud

EAGLE, Inc. helps refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come through home-based tutoring, after-school tutoring, family programming, and English and literacy classes.

The VISTA Summer Associates (recruiting two VSAs!) will deliver educational enrichment programming and tutoring in literacy and math to 25 elementary and middle school immigrant and refugee students!

Promise Neighborhood

St. Cloud

Promise Neighborhood’s mission is to support Talahi neighborhood families with their economic, education and social aspiration. Our core program is the Family Support Program (FSP). FSP provides emergency services, referrals, training, workshops, mentoring, tutors, Math Club for youth and adults, Creative Writing class and experiential work opportunities.

The VISTA Summer Associates (seeking two VSAs!) will support the on-site community garden to include garden maintenance, coordination of volunteers, and the creation and delivery of experiential learning opportunities for youth!


Little Falls

Sprout’s mission is to promote the health, economy, and self-reliance of Central Minnesota by facilitating the availability of locally produced food, products, and art in the region.

The VISTA Summer Associate will help address food insecurity by building upon current relationships with local growers, food producers, prescriptive CSA coordinators and participants, and SNAP-Ed educators to evaluate and enhance elements of Sprout’s partnership with the prescriptive CSA program.

Wright County Community Action

Maple Lake

Wright County Community Action actively pursues achieving its mission through a focused range of highly successful programs throughout Wright County. The programs and services operated by WCCA address key elements of life and the accompanying economic choices and issues that shape families, individuals and the community.

Seeking three VISTA Summer Associates for three different projects:
1) Fight food insecurity through the development of procedures, marketing materials and resources to support the Mobile Food Network and Mobile Food Shelf!
2) Support our Head Start Expansion project to expand access to to high-quality childcare and education for low-income families through the addition of three new Head Start classrooms!
3) Flex your IT and marketing skills and help us redesign our website and outreach strategies to engage more clients, volunteers and donors!

The Yes Network

St. Cloud

The Yes Network is a cluster of neighborhoods in the St. Cloud area in which a significant number of families are experiencing poverty. A unifying energy is their shared interest in working together to improve the quality of life for their families and their neighborhoods. By working together, they can share ideas and experiences, develop strategies for moving forward, encourage and inspire one another, gain access to resources and accomplish more than working alone.

The VISTA Summer Associates (seeking ten VSAs!) to help plan, lead and evaluate summer meal and educational enrichment programming and activities at sites throughout the St. Cloud area!