We are currently recruiting for full-year and summer AmeriCorps VISTAs as part of the Housing Action Illinois VISTA Network. Listed below are the host site organizations where each position is located and a brief description of the VISTA project. Please click on the individual links for the full description and to apply. Email our VISTA Leaders if you have questions or would like more information.
Full-Year VISTA Positions
See individual listings for start dates and deadlines for applications.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to end poverty, and our full-year VISTA members commit to serve communities across Illinois full-time for a year. They fill a wide variety of roles, but all are aimed at ending poverty and helping communities by expanding and improving the availability of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois.
All Chicago – Diversion Program Coordinator
The VISTA will coordinate capacity-building activities to expand SOAR, Eviction Diversion, and access to employment resources within the Chicago homeless services system.
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County – Special Projects Associate
The Alliance seeks a Special Projects Associate who is interested in working to end homelessness. Projects involve communications, client engagement, and managing a housing project.
Center for Changing Lives – Organizing & Communications Coach
The Organizing & Communications Coach, working with the Leadership, Policy, and Development Teams, will use writing, organizing, and research skills to enhance CCL’s meso- and macro-level work.
Center for Disability and Elder Law – Housing Prevention Coordinator
CDEL Housing Preservation Coordinator will support CDEL in organizing CDEL’s housing program and help in outreach, program planning and implementation.
Chicago Rehab Network – Research & Capacity Building
The Research & Capacity Building VISTA will engage in research, outreach, and evaluation to strengthen CRN’s educational training programs and expand their impact.
City of Evanston – Housing Planning Associate
If you believe decent, affordable housing is a human right, and that everyone should have equitable access to economic opportunity, regardless of their income, Evanston has an opportunity for you.
Dupage Habitat for Humanity – ReStore Resource Development
Help our ReStore build its capacity and capabilities by helping to improve our donations and volunteer base. Work with a fast growing organization and make a real difference in your community.
Dupage Habitat for Humanity – Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist
Come and be part of Housing Action Illinois VISTA Team and give back to residents of DuPage County one handshake at a time.
Facing Forward – Development & Communications
Facing Forward seeks a creative individual with a passion for ending homelessness to engage our supporters and potential partners through external communications, event planning, and outreach efforts.
Hesed House – PADS Family Shelter
The PADS Family Shelter VISTA will expand our volunteer base for our family shelter by developing new volunteer programs along with enhancing our current volunteer program.
Hesed House – Housing & Mental Health Staff Training
The Housing and Mental Health Staff Training VISTA will improve our network of professional staff trainings, as well as improve internal processes for employee onboarding and grant tracking.
H.O.M.E. – Housing Support Specialist
The VISTA will develop social programming with and for H.O.M.E.’s intergenerational residents through a sustainable process; engage neighborhood groups; and streamline applicant communications.
Housing Action Illinois – Membership & Development
We’re looking for someone passionate about housing justice who will build relationships among housing nonprofits, gather stories about homelessness and affordable housing, and diversify our funding.
Housing Forward – Community Outreach Liason
The VISTA member will coordinate the provision of homeless service resources with the goal to engage local and regional stakeholders in the mission to end homelessness in suburban Cook County.
Ilinois Network of Centers for Independent Living – Accessible Housing Educator
Statewide coalition of not-for-profit orgs run by + for people with disabilities seeks an idealistic go-getter to travel Illinois and teach communities how to make affordable housing possible for all!
Use your enthusiasm and energy to have an impact on ending homelessness. Work with a coalition of human service providers to improve services and innovate system change.
LUCHA – Community Outreach Coordinator
Self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven individual. Represent LUCHA and work with the team to develop and implement initiatives that inform about services and engage potential clients.
NorthWest Side Housing Center – Individual Donor Program Associate
We need you to help us build a base of excited supporters for change on Chicago’s NW side!
NW HomeStart – Regional Outreach Coordinator
Our Regional Outreach Coordinator will expand our outreach to the low income population in the region, and will produce an analysis of next steps for our Community Development coalition of partners.
Southside Community Center – Family Care Coordinator
Conduct research and document service providers order to partner and refer families we engage through our outreach programs, and assist families to navigate the programs to meet their needs.
Spanish Coalition for Housing – Development & Programs Analyst Development and Programs Analyst with an interest in Community and Economic Development, primary focus on Housing to join industry leader in affordable housing sector, data analysis and social impact.
Spanish Coalition for Housing – Community Outreach Coordinator
Community and Outreach Coordinator with an interest in Community and Economic Development, primary focus on Housing to join industry leader in affordable housing sector and social impact.
The Neighbor Project – Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator
We help people escape debt, save money and purchase homes—so they can be full participants in their communities. This outreach position will expand this grass-roots community development strategy.
Summer VISTA Positions
See individual listings for start dates and deadlines for applications.
All Chicago – Continuum of Care Date & Evaluation Coordinator
The VISTA will assist All Chicago to conduct evaluation and data analysis that will positively influence strategies to end homelessness in Chicago.
All Chicago – Monitoring & Technical Support Specialist
This role will directly support the compliance, audits, and technical assistance activities that All Chicago, the Continuum of Care Collaborative Applicant for Chicago, performs with housing programs.
Architreasures – Fundraising Associate
Architreasures seeks a dynamic, high energy Fundraising Associate to assist the planning and execution of our 2019 fundraising benefit.
Architreasures – Program Associate
Architreasures seeks four Program Associates, passionate about community-based arts and youth, to assist our 2019 summer programs for affordable housing residents.
Centro Romero – Youth Program Associate
Assist children in grades 1–8 with tutoring in academic subjects, literature circles, and informal peer counseling and mentoring in recreational, arts-based, and social programs.
Centro Romero – Fundraising Associate
Assist with fundraising events to increase amounts raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction items, a raffle, and ads in the program booklet.
Dupage Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer Engagement Leader
Impact the future of volunteer engagement and be the first face on site. Do you like to make people laugh, keep them informed or just talk? This may be the position for you.
Dupage Habitat for Humanity – Retail Capacity Building
The AmeriCorps member will help our 2 retail locations to build their capacities and capabilities to accept more donations.
Dupage Habitat for Humanity – Construction Crew Leader
Looking to give back and help families in Affordable housing and Home repair? Become one of our Summer Construction Crew Leaders and engage with volunteers, families, and businesses.
Hesed House – Donation Stewardship
The Donations Stewardship VISTA will create a sustainable donation sorting system that will ensure our clients get our best and most functional clothing donations.
Hesed House – PADS Family Shelter
The PADS Family Shelter VISTA will oversee summer programs for the children that stay there.
Hesed House – PADS Overnight Emergency Shelter
The PADS Overnight Emergency Shelter (OES) VISTA will help ensure food, safety, shelter and service with dignity is provided for the 150-200 clients that stay the night.
Hesed House – SEEDS Case Management
The SEEDS Case Management VISTA will assist our case managers with basic case management tasks.
Hesed House – Volunteer Video Training
The Volunteer Video Training VISTA will promote the life-changing work that takes place at Hesed House by improving our volunteer service through training videos.
Hesed House – PADS AM
The PADS AM VISTA will coordinate special events at our daytime program. This includes events that promote socialization, education and community involvement.
Southside Community Center – Summer Camp Coordinator
Help SCC Youth Leadership team plan & coordinate FREE Summer Day Camp based on Evergreen Project VALUES Curriculum. Collect data to set goals to reach more Southside kids with meals.
Spanish Coalition for Housing – Human Resources Summer Associate
Human Resource Associate with an interest in Community and Economic Development, primary focus on Housing to support staff training and development building capacity for organizational learning.
City of Rockford – Housing Navigator & Stabilization Specialist
Provide assistance to the homeless to find housing and stay housed over this summer.
City of Rockford – Children & Adult Hunger Associate
Individuals will be responsible for assisting with training, monitoring and collecting/entering data for summer food and garden sites.
LUCHA – Resident Services Associate
LUCHA Resident Services Associate will assist with summer programming and operations including providing health and nutrition education, financial education workshops, summer BBQs and tenant socials.
Mid Central Community Action Agency – Community Impact Measurement Specialist
Mid Central Community Action is seeking two Summer Associates to assist with the Community Impact Measurement Survey. Duties include coordinating surveys, block observations, and data entry.