Join Our AmeriCorps Network

National Service with Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action Illinois manages a network of up to 30 full-year AmeriCorps Members and 30+ AmeriCorps Summer Associates placed with our member organizations around the state. These individuals are part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, a national service program designed specifically to end poverty. Our AmeriCorps Members and Summer Associates fill a wide variety of roles, but all are aimed at helping our communities thrive. We’re very proud of what our current and past AmeriCorps Members have accomplished.

Host an AmeriCorps Member

Host site applications for both full-year and summer positions are now available! These applications are due January 29, 2021. To learn more and find out if hosting an AmeriCorps position might be a good fit for your organization, please email our AmeriCorps Leaders.

Apply Today to Serve as an AmeriCorps Member in Our Network

We are not currently accepting applications to serve as a full-year AmeriCorps Members or Summer Associate. We will start formally accepting applications in March 2021 for positions that will start in June, July, and August. Eager applicants may reach out to our national service team to submit resumes and cover letters for our review and consideration for the program in general before March 2021.

Full Year Positions

See individual listings for start dates and application deadlines.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a national service program designed specifically to end poverty, and our full-year AmeriCorps 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. 

Learn about Our Network!

Want to hear from others who have hosted an AmeriCorps Member? Check out AmeriCorps Member supervisor testimonials here.

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Tracking Inequalities for Housing Advocacy

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Tracking Inequalities for Housing Advocacy

After earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Illinois, Krista Weller wanted to continue the work she had started as an intern for Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL). INCIL is a statewide non-profit that uses a...

From Galas to Games: Centro Romero Summer VISTAs Adapt During Pandemic

From Galas to Games: Centro Romero Summer VISTAs Adapt During Pandemic

With a degree in theater from the University of Chicago and a love of technology, Fundraising VISTA Summer Associate Elisabeth Del Toro has helped to turn Centro Romero’s upcoming annual gala into a video extravaganza. Feeling inspired by what other actors are doing...

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 – 2021 VISTA Positions

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 – 2021 VISTA Positions

Each year, Housing Action Illinois helps place approximately 30 full-year AmeriCorps VISTA Members and 30+ VISTA Summer Associates with our member organizations around the state. We're excited to start recruiting for our 2020 - 2021 VISTA positions. AmeriCorps VISTA...

VISTA Spotlight: Joy at the Chicago Jobs Council

VISTA Spotlight: Joy at the Chicago Jobs Council

After graduating with a Masters in Sociology from Roosevelt University and while awaiting her matriculation into Loyola University’s School of Social Work, Joy Powell hopped onto her computer in May searching for summer opportunities. “I have the summer,...

Farming in the City: A Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

Farming in the City: A Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

Believe it or not, fall is only a few short days away, and even if we aren’t preparing ourselves for it, nature certainly is. When you have plants growing in the middle of the city, sometimes they can use a little extra help, and that’s where Housing...

Tackling Case Management in Ford Heights

Tackling Case Management in Ford Heights

After earning undergraduate degrees in Social Work from Governors State University this spring, Dionna Gordon and Jocelyn James-Moore immediately put their coursework into practice as AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates at Ford Heights Community Service...