end of service

The VISTA End of Service Guide


Extending your service
You have the option of either reenrolling for a full year, or extending your service for an arbitrary length of time. If you are interested, you should discuss these options with your supervisor and get their blessing.

The DASCorps Survival Guide: How do you Search for a Job after AmeriCorps?


Knowing Where You Want To Go
Here’s the unfortunate thing about Americorps, it’s not a career path. It’s a one year commitment that you can re-up for a few years, but that’s about it. So planning your path is extremely important throughout your VISTA year.

Tips on getting a job post DASCorps


How to talk about your DASCorps experience.

11 - 12 Months


During the last 2 months of DASCorps service VISTAs start realizing that their end of service is near and they need to start preparing for their departure.

Some typical VISTA behaviors and attitudes:
- Negativity
- Dissatisfaction
- Hostility
- Purging

The end of an Era


Well...it seems just like that my Vista life is over. My 2 years kinda flew by. I learned so much I can't even imagine where to start. Along with tons of software, I also had numerous chances to practice public speaking, attend business meetings on behalf of the company, and interact with all types of diverse & fascinating people. I suppose that's what I'm most thankful for.

Comment from Edward Gonzales on December 9, 2008 - 6:00pm

Thank you for your service; thanks for the advice. Keep in touch!

Comment from Morgan Sully on December 10, 2008 - 2:33pm

Hi Mike (and Ed!),
Sounds like you did a great stint of service and that you're off to explore other great things for yourself. We didn't chat with each other as much as other VISTAs, but the times we did were awesome.

It's inspiring to see other fellow VISTAs actively exploring what they want out of life, be it school, social change, media arts advocacy or poetry;)

If you want to stay in touch with former CTC VISTAs, we have an alumni (along with current VISTA and fans of CTC VISTA) on the CTC VISTA Project Group on LinkedIn:


It's a great way to stay in touch with other VISTAs, share what you are doing and stay engaged in the network.

Best of luck to you and do keep in touch!

Comment from Edward Gonzales on December 12, 2008 - 5:14pm

Thanks Morgan!

The time has come to say goodbye...


Hi everyone!

Comment from Morgan Sully on January 25, 2008 - 9:55pm


That's awesome news that you got hired at OTX - looked like an inevitably awesome choice for both you and OTX.


The end.


It's been one year. And all the should ofs and could ofs are now expired. But I think I've accomplished a lot of good things, learned a lot and definetely had a great experience.

The final paperwork: things to remember before you checkout


Following is a list things to keep in mind as you exit your year of service:



  • Change of address (log into digitalartscorps.org, update your profile)
  • Education award (see My.AmeriCorps.gov)
  • Interested Accrual form (see My.AmeriCorps.gov)