SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home947. Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Program

947.1 Are services performed by Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) covered by Social Security?

Services performed by Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) recruited to perform duties under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act may be covered as employees for Social Security purposes. If you are enrolled in a VISTA program for a period of service of at least one year, you are considered an employee of the U.S. Government. Your services (including training) are covered by Social Security.

947.2 How are decisions made concerning periods covered by wage payments?

Decisions concerning periods covered by wage payments are made by ACTION, an independent Federal agency.

Last Revised: Jun. 30, 2004