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.

Building the Next Generation of Change Agents

Building the Next Generation of Change Agents

From recent college graduates to retirees, social workers to construction workers, the members of Housing Action Illinois' diverse AmeriCorps VISTA Network are united under one goal: to end poverty by expanding access to affordable housing. “While the...

Gathering Data to End Homelessness

Gathering Data to End Homelessness

Back to main blog page » Each year, every Continuum of Care must conduct a Point-in-Time (PIT) count of people experiencing homelessness in their service area. Volunteers spend one night in January walking around and recording the number of people without...

A Holiday of Giving at Heartland Alliance

A Holiday of Giving at Heartland Alliance

Back to main blog page » Stephanie Tena is an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator at Heartland Alliance. The holiday season ignites a sense of reflection, graciousness, and a call to give back to others. One of the ways to channel this altruism is to...

Fall Into Our VISTA Network!

Fall Into Our VISTA Network!

The seasons are changing almost as fast as our VISTA network! We're excited to welcome 26 new VISTAs as they start a year of service increasing the capacity of our member organizations to educate the public and community stakeholders on housing issues and...