2019 – 2020 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 Hour Positions
Fall 2019 – Fall 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.
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.
Seven Valleys Health Coalition - (Cortland, NY)
Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Cortland Food Project Program Assistant
The Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Cortland Food Project (SVHC/CFP) Program Assistant will provide support SVHC/CFP work on hunger and healthy, local foods access through a variety of means. The member will work in Cortland County with partner organizations on efforts such as: assisting the Cortland Food Project committee (including leading the Cortland Hunger Coalition and follow-up on the Cortland’s Local Foods), Local Places action plan; providing support to Farm to School work; and other food systems related efforts in Cortland County.
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.
RURAL HEALTH NETWORK (with support to LOURDES HOSPITAL) - (BINGHAMTON, NY)
Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Support local community prevention, behavioral health, and general well-being efforts. Raise public awareness about heroin and opiate addiction to help mitigate the multiple barriers to recovery (lack of awareness, stigma, misinformation, etc.) that exist. Represent Rural Health Network by attending health fairs and events, coordinating Narcan trainings, and participating in the Northern Broome Addiction Awareness Coalition meetings and events (in Whitney Point 1-2 times monthly). Meet with patients at Lourdes Hospital and make appropriate referrals. Conduct non-clinical healthcare intakes, assessments, and screenings. Some evenings and occasional weekend hours will be required. Personal vehicle necessary. Mileage reimbursement.
1200 Hour Positions
Fall 2019 – Late Summer 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.
900 Hour Positions
Flexible hours/week, must finish within a year, before November 2020
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.
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.
United Way Healthy Lifestyles Coalition - (Binghamton, NY)
Healthy Lifestyles Assistant
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
May 2020 – November 2020, ~20 hours/week
Urban Farm - VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) - (Binghamton, NY)
Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant
VINES Urban Farm and Youth Employment programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, encourage residents tomake healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases, and empower Binghamton Youth to become food justice advocates and farmers. This RHSC Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will focus on helping the Urban Farm Manager to implement a successful growing season, and a successful Youth Employment Program. This includes all aspects of agricultural production and the supervision of volunteers and youth employees in this
Farm Share - VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) - (Binghamton, NY)
Farm Share Program Assistant
VINES Farm Share programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, and encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases. This RHSC Farm Share Program Assistant will focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational materials and work directly with members to understand how to identify, store, and prepare produce. Further, this RHSC member will assist the Farm Share Program Coordinator with the implementation of the Farm Share Program. This includes coordinating drop-off and
pick-up times for shares from local farmers, distribution of shares to residents, and coordination of nutrition and
cooking demonstrations at distribution sites.
Education Outreach - VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) - (Binghamton, NY)
Education Outreach Assistant
VINES Farm Share programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, and encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases. This RHSC Education Outreach Assistant will focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational to ensure that the Green Thumb Workshops are well attended and valuable to community members. Further, this RHSC member will organize a community meal (~4 time per year) and incorporate recipes and education through said meal.
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.)
- 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