Our Sponsor Sites are nonprofits or government agencies located throughout Montana.
Sponsor Sites must ensure they have a project that builds capacity, alleviates poverty, and is not direct service. Projects should be able to be carried out by a VISTA for an entire year and be sustainable for when the VISTA leaves.
It is important to remember that VISTAs are not employees of a sponsor site. The sponsor site provides day-to-day direction and guidance, but a VISTA is there for a specific purpose and not as “general help.”
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The first step is to fill out our application. This will include letters of support, a rough-draft VAD, and give Rural Dynamics insight to your ability to host a VISTA.
(VISTA Assignment Description)
Every VISTA is assigned a VAD unique to their role and responsibilities. It includes the overall goal of the project, a minimum of 5 objectives, and a minimum of 3 activities per objective. Click the Word Documents below to download our template or to view guidelines and tips. You’ll be asked to upload a completed VAD within the application.
The listing information is what is published to advertise the VISTA position. It includes a short “attention grabber” (200 characters or less), a description of service (2000 characters or less), and a description of member duties (1000 characters or less).
(Memorandum of Understanding)
The MOU establishes a collaborative partnership between Rural Dynamics and a sponsor site. It must be signed by both parties before a chosen VISTA can start service.
Dependent on Year
An invoice will be sent one month before a VISTA begins and must be paid by their start date. To the right are the rates depending on the project year.
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$5,000 + $1,000 Admin Fee
Sponsor Site Application
We are always accepting applications, but there are only certain dates VISTAs are placed with sites.
June 6th, 2022
Ends June 5th, 2023
Selected applicant must commit by May 6th, 2022.
July 5th, 2022
Ends July 4th, 2023
Selected applicant must commit by June 3rd, 2022.
August 15, 2022
Ends August 14th, 2023
Selected applicant must commit by July 15th, 2022.
Current Sponsor Sites