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AmeriCorps VISTA work to build the capacity of their organization.  That means they are working on building partnerships and relationships in the community, planning programs, creating databases and documents, and lots of research.  During their day at the SALT office, a VISTA could be asked to…


Develop, assist, and promote Special Events



Recruit and manage volunteers



Develop partnerships and plans for County-wide mitigation projects



Empower the community to create individual and family preparedness plans



Research and write grants and fund development strategies



 Take trainings to further their professional development.

SALT offers professional development trainings and can connect VISTAs with local opportunities.  Web site like AmeriCorps offer webinars on a variety of subjects.


VISTA in Schoharie County

Schoharie County is…

Rural, Rugged, Rustic, Revolutionary, Resolute, Resourceful, Resolved, and Resilient.

Schoharie County is known for its rural flavor and a day’s escape from Albany and an easy drive to the Adirondacks for skiing and snowboarding.  90% of the County’s land is for state park or agricultural use.

Here’s a quick list of the VISTA’s faves:

•The hot dog guy on Main St., Schoharie.

•Stewart’s ice cream, chocolate milk, and hot dogs.

•Coby’s, Cobleskill (Run by the SUNY Culinary students.  Great specials and free stuff, fun events)

•Park Theater in Cobleskill – $5.00 movies.

•Duanesburg Area Community Center has a swimming pool

•Wellington’s Tea Room

•Gallupville General Store

•Concerts in the Courtyard – Friday evening  free concerts  – Main St. Schoharie
•Middleburgh Village Annual Events
  • Local diners
  • Local farm stands

Local Events

The VISTAs recommended these places to visit to experience upstate New York.

Upstate Vacation

Middleburgh Library

Community Library in Cobleskill

Chamber of Commerce


The Old Stone Fort

Lansing Manor

Iroquois Indian Museum

Gilboa Museum

Outdoor adventure

Vrooman’s Nose

Mine Kill State Park

Howe Caverns Adventure Park

 And when you need the bright lights of Albany:

•All Over Albany
•Keep Albany Boring