2018 – 2019 Positions
- Health insurance and child care assistance is available for full-time (1700 hour) members
- Serve full- or part-time for 10-12 months, or increased hours in a shorter time period
- College Loan Forbearance available
|Term of Service||Living Allowance Stipend||Education Award|
675 Hour Positions
July – November 2019, 40 hours/week
Farm to School Corps - (Binghamton, NY)
The Farm to School Corps is a part of the Food and Health Network’s (FaHN) regional Farm to School program that works collaboratively with 26 school districts. Farm to School Corps members will work as part of an expanding regional team to develop, implement, grow, and evaluate programs to bring healthy, local food to students. Members will work with staff, students, parents, farms, and community partners to increase capacity for hands-on learning, local procurement, and creating a school-wide culture of health.
Each Farm to School Corps member will serve as the primary contact for 3-5 schools in order to advance the goals of individual schools and the larger regional program. Members will collaborate with one another on projects and events, and participate in training, professional development, and networking opportunities as a team.
Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) - (Johnson City, NY)
STAP Prevention Assistant
Duties of the STAP Prevention Assistant include: outreach (Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins County), attending BOAC and STAP relevant meetings, participating in STAP Prevention Services (Syringe Exchange services and Harm Reduction education at the Johnson City site and also in the community during scheduled appointments), running community and individual overdose prevention/Naloxone trainings, attending community tabling events, attending heroin/opiate awareness events, assisting in program promotion and client recruitment for the Outreach Linkage and Referral program.
United Way Healthy Lifestyles Assistant - (Binghamton, NY)
A prime role of the Healthy Lifestyles Assistant will be to assist the United Way and the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition in engaging residents in the development and implementation of initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles among residents living in the North and East sides of Binghamton. The Assistant will help develop the project work plan and community engagement plan that aims to support the social, emotional, and mental health of community residents. The Assistant will conduct public outreach to involve residents in the process of selecting priority programs and projects. He/she will also recruit and coordinate volunteers to develop educational programming and other activities that promote healthy eating, active living, improved food access, substance abuse prevention, and general well-being. While the Assistant will provide support to volunteers and partner agencies in carrying out these activities, it is essential that a sustainable structure be adopted to support ongoing volunteer-led programming beyond his/her service.
450 Hour Positions
July – November 2019, ~30-35 hours/week
CASA-Trinity - (Elmira, NY)
CASA-Trinity is a private, nonprofit organization, that is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to provide addiction recovery and prevention services. The AmeriCorps member will serve at CASA-Trinity’s youth clubhouse, which provides a community-based, non-clinical setting for promoting long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, education, wellness, evidence-based prevention programs and other social activities. Services offered at TC Commons will include mentoring, life-skills training, job readiness and musical instruction. Clubhouse participants will also work with and support each other to achieve personal and recovery-specific goals. The TC Commons Youth Clubhouse is located at 650 Baldwin Street in Elmira. It will be open Monday through Friday from 3-9 M-F and 3rd Saturday of the month 3-9.
- An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
- Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
- Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and they must have their high school diploma or GED