Postions Available at AmeriCorps VISTA Host Sites

May 3, 2021

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that works to alleviate poverty. The IAMNCC VISTA Community Corps program focuses on health, economic opportunity and education, working with our VISTA host sites to strengthen relationships between institutions of higher education and the communities they serve.

See below for specific opportunities with our 2021-22 VISTA Host Sites. Positions start July or August 2021 with deadlines to apply June or July 2021, respectively.

Iowa Opportunities

Catherine McAuley Center: Children’s Learning CenterCedar Rapids, IA
Help us create a community of learners! Help develop educational curriculum for children to learn and grow while their parents access skill-building services to expand their economic opportunities.

Catherine McAuley Center: Educational ServicesCedar Rapids, IA
Help us create a community of learners! Help develop curriculum for refugees and immigrants learning new skills and workplace vocabulary to expand their economic opportunities.

Catherine McAuley Center: Race, Gender, & Homelessness; Cedar Rapids, IA
Be an advocate for women experiencing homelessness. Research & raise awareness about systematic barriers when seeking stable & secure housing. Build skills and knowledge of social issues!

Cedar Rapids Public LibraryCedar Rapids, IA
Be at the forefront of new library initiatives in community outreach. Develop valuable tools and help launch a new technology outreach program, while working alongside passionate library professionals.

Cornell CollegeMount Vernon, IA
Cornell is seeking an engaging, compassionate, self-starter, ready to step up to the challenge of engaging students around physical, mental, spiritual, social, and financial well-being.

Grinnell College: Education Partnership; Grinnell, IA 
Coordinate community projects, organize volunteers and build capacity to support PK-12 community-based education initiatives for children and families in Grinnell, Iowa.

Grinnell College: Public Humanities PartnershipGrinnell, IA
Build bridges between diverse groups & backgrounds by bringing Smithsonian exhibitions to rural Iowa. Strengthen community conversations exploring critical issues of identity & our shared humanity.

Mercy College of Health SciencesDes Moines, IA
Mercy College seeks an outgoing, civic minded individual to engage in the formulation of Mercy Gardens and implement trainings sessions based on racial disparities and social justice issues.

The University of Iowa Mobile ClinicIowa City, IA
Improve community health/wellbeing by working with students/faculty at the University of Iowa to increase access to healthcare services. Gain experience promoting community programs!

Willis Dady Homeless Services: Financial Stability; Cedar Rapids, IA
Fight homelessness through developing and implementing social enterprises. Discover best practices and solutions to overcome barriers to employment so unhoused adults can maintain financial stability.

Willis Dady Homeless Services: Support ServicesCedar Rapids, IA
Dive into the mental health, substance abuse, and housing struggles people face. Gain experience by collaborating with our team and researching best practices that will impact the homeless population.

Willis Dady Homeless Services: EngagementCedar Rapids, IA
Engage in the fight against homelessness by sharing the stories of former clients of Willis Dady! Capture their stories via video, audio, written, or photo content to share with targeted audiences.

Minnesota Opportunities

American Indian Cancer Foundation; Minneapolis, MN
Envision a day where American Indian and Alaska Native cancer survivors have access to the best survivor support strategies. Be the catalyst for growth and expansion in a young nonprofit organization.

C.A.R.E ClinicRed Wing, MN
Impact community health by increasing access to dental services for the underserved. Gain valuable experience by working with our dental, medical and mental health professional volunteers and staff.

Clare Housing: EquityMinneapolis, MN
Join our team! We provide affordable housing with compassionate, innovative services that leads to housing stability and improved health outcomes for our residents.

Clare Housing: Outreach and EngagementMinneapolis, MN
Join Clare Housing and learn the ins and outs of volunteer engagement, community education, and campus partnership, all crucial skills for any organizing, fund-raising, or advocacy jobs in the future.

Community Action CenterFaribault, MN
Fight food insecurity and increase food access in Faribault, MN! The CAC is creating a new food shelf this summer, and has a multitude of opportunities to collaborate with the community to do so!

Community Action CenterNorthfield, MN
Fight for food security and food justice in a rural community! Work on innovative food access initiatives at the Community Action Center! The experience gained will prepare for endless possibilities.

Community Pathways to Family Health and RecoveryRochester, MN
Gain meaningful experience while playing a vital role in our community-based non-profit collaboration dedicated to providing support for children and families impacted by adversity and addiction.

Macalester CollegeSt. Paul, MN
Build an emerging and dynamic food security ecosystem on our college campus and in the Twin Cities! Collaborate on creating resources that are culturally appropriate, innovative and rooted in equity.

Minnesota West Community & Technical College; Canby, MN
Impact student health by increasing access to basic needs resources.. Work with health and wellness initiatives at MN West Community & Technical College. Great experience!

Normandale Community CollegeBloomington, MN
Improve student access to basic needs resources, healthcare, & food. Work on a combination of outreach and measuring the impact of that work. We’re motivated by our commitment to students & equity!

North Hennepin Community CollegeBrooklyn Park, MN
Join a vibrant team committed to ending hunger and resource barriers for college students! Gain experience expanding a food cupboard & developing community basic needs partnerships to change lives.

St. Catherine UniversitySt. Paul, MN
Join the Community Work and Learning team at St. Catherine University to support the K-12 tutoring program with community partners AND re-tool our communication systems.

University of Minnesota, Center for Interprofessional Health Programs; Minneapolis, MN
Impact health inequities in the Twin Cities! Build structures, programming and connect resources to increase collaboration between U of M students, healthcare centers, and underserved populations.

University of Minnesota, College of PharmacyDuluth, MN
Collaborate with a diverse group of community members and University partners in innovative prevention and intervention work focused on opioid use disorder.

University of Minnesota, Morris: Rural MN Intercultural Education Initiative; Morris, MN
Help create more inclusive small towns! Join our team of UMN Morris faculty, students, staff, students, immigrants, and community leaders in addressing educational and civic barriers in rural MN.

University of Minnesota, Morris: Stevens County Food Systems; Morris MN
Help stamp out food insecurity in rural Stevens County, MN! Join our team of UMN Morris faculty, students, staff, and community partners to make new connections and enhance our local food system.

WellShare InternationalMinneapolis, MN
Using a health equity approach, support refugees and immigrants in building healthy lives, while gaining practical, strategic, & leadership experience in project management and monitoring/evaluation.


Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) is a network of 59 member colleges and universities committed to strengthening the capacity for civic engagement and campus-community partnership in the service of fulfilling the public purposes at the heart of higher education. For more information about IAMNCC, visit our websites at and

Contacts: Rob Barron, Executive Director, rbarron {at} compact(.)org and Kara Trebil-Smith, Program Manager for Community Impact, ktrebilsmith {at} compact(.)org[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]