Open 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
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1700 Hour Positions
January 2021 – November 2021, 40 hours/week
Steuben County Public Defender's Office - Bath, NY
Criminal Defense Division
The Intake Advocate is the first point of contact for individuals and current clients coming to the office
or calling. The Advocate will meet with new and/or current clients, perform basic intake investigation,
compile data and communicate information to the appropriate staff attorney or paralegal to determine
the next course of action for clients or prospective clients.
Required: Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of service, and have a high
school diploma or its equivalent. College education is preferred but not required. Fulfill the Mission of
the Steuben County Public Defender’s Office in providing quality service to clients we serve. Attention
to detail is essential. Respect client/individual dignity and confidentiality. Adhere to all Department
policies and procedures. Demonstrate the ability to use standard office equipment such as telephones,
computers, copiers, fax machines, etc. Ability to communicate with others effectively and deal with
sensitive subject matter related to criminal cases. Possess the ability to adjust to constantly changing
Highly recommended but Not Required: Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science, data management, or similar field is preferred but not required. Experience in customer service, client services, is preferred but not required. Proficiency with computer programs which may include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and others. Ability to de-escalate situations with clients over the telephone or in
person; calm frustrated clients quickly and make decisions based upon anticipated outcomes.
1200 Hour Positions
Winter 2021 – November 2021, 40 hours/week
Farm to School Corps (3 Positions Available) - Binghamton, NY
Farm to School AmeriCorps Member
(Currently on hold due to COVID-19)
900 Hour Positions
Winter 2021 – Fall 2021, 30 hours/week
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (United Way of Broome County )- 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.
Seven Valleys Health Coalition - Cortland, NY
SVHC/CFP Program Associate
The Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Cortland Food Project (SVHC/CFP) Program Assistant will provide support to SVHC/CFP work on hunger and healthy, local foods access through a variety of means. The member will work in Cortland County with SVHC and CFP partner organizations on efforts such as: assisting the Cortland Food Project committee and Hunger Coalition subcommittee; follow-up on Cortland’s
Local Foods, Local Places action plan; provide support to development of other food systems and social determinants of health activities in Cortland County including grant writing, project research and volunteer recruitment. Member will serve for approximately 40 hours/week in a hybrid work from home and at
the Seven Valleys Health Coalition office in Cortland model, from November/December 2020 – October/November 2021.
CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) - Binghamton, NY
CHOW Mobile Food Pantry Associate
The CHOW Mobile Food Pantry Associate will be responsible for helping to identify areas of need in the community, scheduling when the mobile pantry will
take place, loading vehicles (vans) with food, delivering & distributing the food and keeping track of how much food was distributed and who was served.
450 Hour Positions
Hours and dates are flexible for most positions
GetThere - Binghamton, NY
450 Hour AmeriCorps Position July/Aug – Nov 2020
Access to Health Transport and Delivery Driver
Provide transportation services to Broome County seniors to maintain and improve their health, ie healthcare or health related appointments, food and or prescription deliveries utilizing Rural Health Network Van. Primary hours will be Monday – Friday between 8:00AM – 5:00 PM @ 25-30 hours weekly. AmeriCorps member will drive the Rural Health Network Getthere vehicle during service hours. Must be punctual, friendly, and personable. Must be 25 years or older with clean driving record and current license and proof of insurance. Comprehensive background check to include FBI fingerprinting and DMV check.
Personal vehicle not required.
VINES (3 positions)- Binghamton, NY
May 2021 – November 2021
Community Garden Program Assistant
VINES’ 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. The Community Garden Assistant will assist with the development, maintenance, and expansion of community garden operations and help implement Green Thumb Educational Workshops. Further, this RHSC member will assist with a community meal (~3 times per year).
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 to make 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 endeavor.
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 data entry and data management, 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.
- 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