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|
1200 Hour Positions
March/April – November 2019 , 35-40 hours/week
Farm to School Corps - (Binghamton, NY and Cortland, 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.
900 Hour Positions
CASA-Trinity - (Elmira, NY)
(March/April – November 2019, ~30 hours/week)
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.
Food Bank of the Southern Tier - (Elmira, NY)
PantryTrak Support Specialist
(April – November 2019, 32 hours/week)
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to creating a future without hunger where access to
healthy food by all is recognized as fundamental to the well-being and success of individuals and the foundation of a strong, vibrant society. The PantryTrak Support Specialist will help ensure the effective use of PantryTrak, an electronic registration database, at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs) and agency food pantries. The work of the AmeriCorps member will improve the client experience at these sites and enhance their access to healthy foods.
Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) - (Johnson City, NY)
STAP Prevention Assistant
(March/April – November, ~30 hours/week)
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.
Tioga County Health Department - (Owego, NY)
Tioga County Public Health Assistant
(March/April – November 2019, ~30 hours/week)
As A Public Health Assistant the Member will have the opportunity to serve the Tioga County community in many capacities. They will assist in combatting the opioid and heroin epidemic by proving services in the form of prevention, and education and collaboration of existing partnerships. The member will also serve as a Public Health Ambassador; providing education, advocacy, completing assessments, and mobilizing the community in cancer prevention. Lastly, they will also serve as a Community Health Assessment Liaison, assisting in the completion of the Tioga County Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
The Public Health Department is responsible for health promotion, disease prevention and community needs assessment. The Public Health Department supports the citizens of the County through Environmental Health, Dental Health, Disease Control, Nursing Services, Emergency Preparedness and Health Education programs. Tioga County Public Health is committed to serving the public.
450 Hour Positions
May – November 2019, ~25 hours/week
Broome County Office for Aging - (Binghamton, NY)
- Reduce risks of obesity and malnutrition among the older population in Broome County.
- Provide appropriate health and wellness activities for the older population in Broome County.
- Help to assure older Broome County Residents receive available food assistance through the Farmers Market Coupon program.
300 Hour Positions
April – October 2019, 12 hours/week
Lourdes Hospital Emergency Room - (Binghamton, NY)
Patient Engagement Specialist – 4 Positions Available
28 weeks at 12 hours/week (during evening hours)
All positions will be based primarily at Lourdes hospital at/near the emergency room. The focus is on navigating and assisting people with OUD (opioid use disorder) – helping them find primary care, treatment, harm reduction services, etc. while at the same time reducing the stigma and barriers that they face.
(This is a joint project between Lourdes Hospital, Rural Health Network, Truth Pharm, STAP, Reach Medical Center, and ACBC.)
- 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