We're always looking for VISTA Members!

With AmeriCorps VISTA, you’ll address community challenges where the need is greatest. Serve in an office setting and help fight poverty while building your professional skills and earning additional benefits.

Join over 7,000 AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program who serve annually to alleviate poverty by helping local organizations expand capacity to make change. You can serve in any U.S. state or territory.

As an AmeriCorps member in the VISTA program, you will support an organization to make sustainable change in areas that effect poverty, including education, public health, climate, access to benefits, and more. Through activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, you will gain professional experience and leadership skills. This opportunity prepares you for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

Join thousands of members in the AmeriCorps VISTA program who are united in our mission to lift people and communities out of poverty.

Alicia Pence

Leora Magner

Hannah Alecock


Jacob Irish

Stephanie Burns

Sadie Magee

Cheyanne Hay

Jennifer Salyers (VISTA Leader)

Trisha Forquer

Megan Buster

Leanne Forquer

Lucy Baughman

Sherri Lant


April 2011-2012

June 2012-2014, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2017

November 2013-2014


Aug. 2014-2016


Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015


Sept. 2016-Deb. 2017

June 2018-January 2020


Feb. 2018-2021


Aug. 2020-2021


Feb-Aug. 2021


June 2021-Present


Dec. 2022-Present

June 2017-2018, July 2023-Present


Past VISTA Members

Thank you 
VISTA Members!

5K Color Run

Creativity by the VISTAS 

In 2013, VISTA Members were assigned the challenge of devising a fresh fundraising event. After brainstorming for several days, the team conceived a 5k walk/run but aimed to inject a fun element into it. Their solution? COLOR! By blending acrylic powder paint with corn starch, they created a vibrant and lively 5k experience!

Take a look at our Facebook page to see photos from past events!

Past VISTA Projects


Helping the community stay warm

Annually, VISTA members initiate volunteer projects to support their community. Over the past few years, one recurring project involves crocheting hats to distribute freely in local areas. This effort ensures that anyone in need can receive a warm hat during cold weather.


PO Box 265
410 E Main St. 
Stronghurst, Illinois 61480

Family Outreach Community Center

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