AmeriCorps VISTA Network

Housing Action Illinois manages a network of 30 full-year AmeriCorps VISTA Members and 30+ VISTA Summer Associates placed with our member organizations around the state. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to end poverty. Our VISTAs 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 VISTAs have accomplished.

Apply Today to Serve as a VISTA in Our Network

Many of our host sites are now accepting applications for their full-year or summer VISTA positions.

Want to hear from others who have hosted a VISTA? Check out AmeriCorps VISTA 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...

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Become a VISTA

Host a VISTA

Host site applications for both full-year and summer positions were due in December, 2019. To learn more and find out if hosting a VISTA might be a good fit for your organization, please email our VISTA Leaders.

Full-Year vs. Summer