AmeriCorps State & VISTA

Habitat AmeriCorps members help local affiliates and nonprofits across the state of Iowa engage communities, build homes, and mobilize volunteers to expand opportunities for low income families to have safe and affordable housing in Iowa. Scroll down for more information about joining or becoming a host site.

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa operates 2 AmeriCorps programs; AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps State. The AmeriCorps State members focus on providing direct services through construction and community outreach. The AmeriCorps VISTA program focuses on building capacity and sustainability in the program through resource development. Both programs offer unique learning experiences for the members. Differences between AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps State

AmeriCorps State: 


42 members serve 3, 6, 9, & 12 month commitments at local affiliates. These service minded individuals focus on direct service projects through

  • construction,

  • community engagement,

  • volunteer mobilization,

  • and more. 

AmeriCorps VISTA: 

2-3 VISTAs serve for 12 months focusing on building capacity and sustainability in the program through resource development:

  • recruiting volunteers,

  • writing grants,

  • developing fundraisers. 

AmeriCorps is a government funded program designed to engage Americans in full or part time service to help their local communities and build the skills and experience of the member. Habitat for Humanity of Iowa has worked in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Volunteer Iowa to provide service opportunities across the state of Iowa since 2001.

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