2019 – 2020 Positions

AmeriCorps 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
1700 hours $14,000 $5,920
1200 hours $9,800 $4,144
900 hours $7,000 $2,960
675 hours $5,333 $2,255.24
450 hours $3,704 $1,566.14
300 hours $2,963 $1,252.91

1700 Hour Positions

September 2019 – August 2020, 35 hours/week

Cortland Area Communities That Care Coalition - (Cortland, NY)

Prevention Outreach Coordinator 

The Prevention Outreach Coordinator will support community prevention efforts through education, public awareness, and coalition building. Prevention activities will include planning and facilitating community activities such as public forums, coalition meetings, medication disposals, and Narcan trainings. The member will assist in the implementation of countywide awareness and education activities.

About CACTC

Family Counseling Services - (Cortland, NY)

AmeriCorps Prevention Specialist

The AmeriCorps Prevention Specialist works closely with other Prevention Staff and the community to develop, coordinate, and provide evidence-based prevention programming for community youth and their families via after-school programs. The member will raise public awareness about heroin and opiate addiction to help mitigate the multiple barriers to recovery that exist.

About Family Counseling Services

Seven Valleys Health Coalition - (Cortland, NY)

Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Cortland Food Project Program Assistant

The SVHC/CFP Program Assistant will provide support to four core SVHC/CFP program areas: 1) Healthy, Local Food Access and Promotion, 2) Transportation as social determinant of health, 3) Hunger, and 4) Farm to School. The member will work with partner organizations to revitalize the Cortland Hunger Coalition, coordinate follow up on the Local Foods, Local Places action plan, research funding opportunities for projects through the LFLP action plan and the Cortland Food Project, provide support to Farm to School work in the County, assist with the Supports for Health program, collaborate on expansion of Population Health Improvement Work in Cortland as related to the new healthy food access goal anticipated in the 2019-2024 NYS Prevention Agenda.

About Seven Valleys Health Coalition

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.

About STAP

SUNY Upstate Medical University and Rural Health Network - (Binghamton, NY)

Community Outreach Specialist

AmeriCorps member will support community prevention and behavioral health education efforts in Broome County. They will raise public awareness about heroin and opiate addiction to help mitigate the multiple barriers to recovery (lack of awareness, stigma, misinformation, etc.) that exist through Narcan trainings, county forums, and behavioral health screenings. The Community Outreach Specialist will also promote regional coalitions and partnerships that will help communities come together and respond to the heroin and opiate addiction crisis in a coordinated, more effective way.

 

About SUNY Upstate Medical University Binghamton Clincal Campus

About Rural Health Network

VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) - (Binghamton, NY)

VINES Food Access Associate

The Food Access Associate will assist the Community Garden and Youth Program Manager, Farm Share Manager, and the Binghamton Urban Farm Manager with key program duties and responsibilities related to the Grow Binghamton summer youth employment program, Urban Farm, Farm Share, Community Gardens, and Green Thumb Educational Workshops.

About VINES

1200 Hour Positions

September/October 2019 – July/August 2020, 32 hours/week

Farm to School Corps - (Binghamton, Cortland, or Sidney, 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.

About Farm to School

900 Hour Positions

Flexible hours/week, must finish within a year, before November 2020

CASA-Trinity - (Elmira, NY)

Youth Specialist

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.

About CASA-Trinity

CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) - (Binghamton, NY)

CHOW Program Assistant

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW®), through its network of nearly 100 partner agencies (pantries, community meals and non-profit organizations), distributes over 175,000 pounds of food each month. CHOW® distributes over 2 million pounds of food each year. The Program Assistant will be involved with direct service to individuals utilizing the Mobile Grocery Store, focusing on fresh produce and healthy food-stretching recipes. They will also educate the community about healthy recipes that can be utilized from groceries purchased from the Mobile Grocery Store and create and participate in innovative solutions/programming to increase healthy food choices and consumption on the Mobile Grocery Store.

About CHOW®

Faith in Action - (Binghamton, NY)

FIAV Program Coordinator

The Faith in Action Volunteers (FIAV) Program Coordinator will provide support for services and events that involve older adults in Broome County.  The member serving in this position will be an advocate for older persons, making connections between existing community resources, while creating new contexts for social interaction.  The member will work directly with volunteers who will assist with programing and events.  Mainly active with Chop & Chat and Grocery Day programing, the member will act as a liaison between senior housing and senior centers in Binghamton and FIAV in order to provide food resources and programing, which encourage healthy eating and socialization.  The position may involve both direct transportation and coordination for older adults to and from food resources and events.  The position requires a high level of responsibility, tact and patience as well as the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

About Faith in Action Volunteers

675 Hour Positions

Flexible hours/week, must finish within a year, before November 2020

Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) - (Binghamton, 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.

About STAP

300 Hour Positions

October 2019 – March 2020, 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.)

Application

Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

  • 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

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