VISTA was the most direct way to have an impact on my community.
I served with the Tidewater Literacy Council. I had several projects during my tenure. First, I did a screening and treatment program for adults with vision related learning difficulties. Next, I was asked to help in the area of volunteer management and recruitment. Throughout, my main objective was to help adults who needed to become literate.
I think that the need continues. With the economy suffering, we all need to do a little more in terms of selfless service. My VISTA experience was one of the most rewarding periods of my working life.