I was a VISTA from July 2016 until July 2017 in Northern Wyoming. WY does not seem to be a popular destination for VISTAs, but it was mine.
I wrote a family and child recrutiment and marketing plan and I did a few presentations. I leanred a lot and I miss the people I worked with. What it takes for a VISTA to stay at a project site really depends on how well the VISTA program is understood by the site and/or if the people take in the VISTA and make them part of their office family.
I think what I learned during the year was more than I learned about the previous few years in the professional world I spend combined.
I would like to see who else served a year in Wyoming and how it went for them!