Open AmeriCorps Positions

2021 – 2022 AmeriCorps Positions

  • MORE 2021-2022 TERM AMERICORPS POSITIONS COMING SOON!
  • 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 $16,000 $6,345
1200 hours $11,294 $4,441.50
900 hours $8,471 $3,172.59
675 hours $6,353 $2,417.14
450 hours $4,235 $1,678.57
300 hours $3,196 $1,342.86

1700 Hour Positions

Southern Tier AIDS Program AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

November/December 2021 – November 2022, 35-40 hours/week

STAP’s mission is to compassionately and competently meet the evolving needs of our
communities by serving people affected by chronic illness and to improve public health through disease
prevention, care coordination and advocacy. Prevention services include: Syringe Exchange Program
(SEP), Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP), Women’s Services Program, Identity Youth
Center, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Communities of Color (CoC), Substance Use Information, and Referral, Criminal Justice Initiative.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Outreach and distribution of harm reduction supplies via mobile program van. Service region
    includes Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins
    Counties.
  • Attend community meetings, educational sessions, and events, which may include: Opioid
    Awareness Councils, Overdose Awareness events, Naloxone training, and/or other community
    meetings. Provide information at community tabling events, health fairs and related
    awareness/promotion activities.
  • Offer Prevention Education & Harm Reduction Services – Conduct syringe exchange and harm
    reduction services at the Johnson City SEP site, as well as via mobile unit in outlying counties.
  • Conduct community outreach to STAP’s 8 county region, offer overdose prevention and
    Naloxone training information. Promote harm reduction services and awareness activities in
    rural areas.
  • Raise public awareness about opiate addiction, overdose concerns, and the benefits of
    Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), to help mitigate the barriers to recovery that currently
    exist. These include: lack of access to care, lack of awareness, stigma, misinformation, and
    unmet community navigation and support needs.
    – Member will provide Opioid Overdose Prevention Training (OOPT – Naloxone Training)
    in rural areas
    – Members will deliver clean injection supplies and deliver harm reduction education in
    rural areas
    – Members will deliver harm reduction services and referral information during outreach to
    community-based providers in rural areas

A driver’s license is highly recommended for this position. 

Social Isolation Prevention Coordinator (Binghamton, NY)

November/December 2021 – November 2022, 40 hours/week

Throughout the duration of the project, the Broome County Office for Aging Social Isolation Prevention Coordinator’s main focus will be to conduct outreach to older adults and engage in a variety of tasks that aim to address social isolation issues. The Social Isolation Program Coordinator will engage in the following outreach activities:

  • Make phone and home visits to socially isolated clients including those who receive Meals on Wheels
  • Work with clients in person or over the phone to help them with accessing virtual senior center programming
  • Provide weekly respite to families identified with companion needs or complete other respite assignments (services could be in the home or outside the home)

A personal vehicle is REQUIRED for this position. 

1200 Hour Positions

Farm to School AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

Fall 2021 – Summer 2022, 30-35 hours/week

The Farm to School AmeriCorps position is a part of our regional Farm to School program that works collaboratively with 26 school districts in South Central New York. Farm to School AmeriCorps members will work as part of a team with the Farm to School Coordinator 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.

Program goals:

  • Increase access to healthy, locally grown food through school meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks;
  • Engage students in hands-on learning through growing, cooking, and tasting new foods in order to build their skills, food literacy, and healthy food preferences;
  • Cultivate farm to school leadership among students, staff, and volunteers;
  • Build capacity and sustainability through improved coordination, community outreach, parent involvement, and volunteer recruitment and management

Qualifications:

  • Experience gardening and/or farming, community organizing, studying food systems or sustainable agriculture, or working in public health
  • Experience teaching or working with groups of kids (formal or non-formal) 
  • Comfort working in a kitchen (home or commercial) desirable but not required 
  • Commitment to public service
  • Strong public speaking, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Connection to and/or knowledge of the community you want to serve
  • Understanding of our mission and scope
    Cornell Cooperative Extension Progress Partner AmeriCorps Member (Cortland, NY)

    Winter 2021 – Fall 2022, 30 hours/week

    The Stoplight Move Forward program was first introduced in Chemung County New York to help families identify if they are in danger of falling into poverty or are already experiencing some level of poverty. The Stoplight is a survey tool and methodology designed to help families measure their level of poverty, and to then identify and create customized tasks to work on solving their specific deprivations. The survey developed for this program defines what it means ‘not to be poor’ in 6 specific areas: income and employment, health and environment, housing and infrastructure, education and culture, organization and participation,  interiority and motivation and are divided into 52 indicators which are aligned with the Social Determinants of Health.

    The member will connect with individuals and assist them in taking a “Stoplight Survey”. Those taking the stoplight survey will self-identify areas they need to work on to improve their personal situation along with referrals to local programs that can help them achieve their goal. The survey will prompt the member to make appropriate referrals to community resources that will address immediate needs. The individuals completing the survey become enrolled in the Poverty Stoplight Program.

    The Progress Partner will:

    • Become familiar with the Stoplight Surveythrough online resources and training materials available virtually. This will be completed prior to meeting with participants.
    • Develop rapport with the participant; Hold the individual / family is a ‘safe space” as they answer the survey. Note: It can be a very emotional experience.
    • Listen, reassure them, and encourage reflection.
    • Help to explain questions / definitions they don’t understand and/or give examples
    • Assist the participant to provide honest answers that really reflect THEIR reality. Note: Dig a little where necessary; ie. Can you tell me more? Or why?
    • Bring back data –quantitative (the survey) and qualitative (a little story of what is happening in the household.)
    • Be familiar with and share local resources information.This will involve researching  the resources that are available within the county that can assist the participant as they work on their selected measures. This information will be compiled into a notebook to take with them to each meeting. Materials from each resource will also be included in the resource manual to leave with the participant. This may also involve interviewing staff at community agencies to understand their referral process and build a working relationship with those who may be assisting the participant.

     Requirements: 

    Must be at least 21 years of age (unless you plan to use your own personal vehicle, in which case the minimum age is 18), have a valid NYS Driver License, and have full COVID-19 vaccination. 

    Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm to School AmeriCorps Member (Cortland, NY)

    Fall 2021 – Summer 2022, 30-35 hours/week

    CCE Cortland is seeking a 1200 hour AmeriCorps member with experience or strong interest in
    food system development, community engagement, and youth education and lesson
    development. This AmeriCorps member should also have strong writing and presentation skills,
    and should feel comfortable working with a variety of people from various backgrounds in one-
    on-one as well as group settings. The main responsibilities of the AmeriCorps member will be:

    •  Developing Farm Tour videos and other educational material
    • Acting as a Farm-to-School capacity liaison for schools
    • Organizing and hosting community conversations
    • Attending partner organization meetings
    •  Writing and updating reports
    Broome County Health Department NYS Public Health AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

    Fall 2021 – Summer 2022, 30-35 hours/week

    This position is part of the New York State Public Health Corps, which gives the member access to Cornell University’s Public Health Certificate Program for free (a 60 hour course that the member will complete while in service).

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Assist individuals with registering for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
    • Identify sites to host pop-up PODs (community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics) with the intent
      to reduce barriers to vaccination, particularly among underserved populations including: racial
      and ethnic minority groups, rural communities, and individuals with disabilities.
    • Coordinate pop-up PODs, including communication with host sites and arranging staffing.
    • Aid in various roles during pop-up PODs and on-site Broome County Health Department COVID-
      19 vaccine clinics including: transporting supplies, set-up and take-down, greeting individuals, and scheduling return 2nd dose appointments.
    • Provide education and outreach to the general public, such as at tabling events.

    Other Requirements:

    • Must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 upon hire.
    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
    • Must have valid drivers’ license.
    • Must have own vehicle, which can be used to travel throughout Broome County.

    900 Hour Positions

    Health Educator with Cortland Area Communities That Care (Cortland, NY)

    Fall/Winter 2021 – Summer 2022, 20 hours/week

    (Flexible schedule, as long as 900 hours are completed within one year)

    The AmeriCorps member will support community prevention on a wide range of topics (underage
    drinking, opioid overdose, literacy, suicide, mental health and more) efforts through education, public
    awareness, and partnership building. Prevention activities will include planning and supporting
    community activities such as stakeholder meetings, Narcan trainings, in person tabling events and
    digital social marketing campaigns. The member will assist in the implementation of countywide
    awareness and education activities.

    CHOW Mobile Food Pantry Associate (Binghamton, NY)

    Fall 2021 – Summer 2022, 20 hours/week

    (Flexible schedule, as long as 900 hours are completed within one year) 

    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.

    Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

    Flexible hours and start date, at least 20 hours/week 

    STAP’s mission is to compassionately and competently meet the evolving needs of our
    communities by serving people affected by chronic illness and to improve public health through disease
    prevention, care coordination and advocacy. Prevention services include: Syringe Exchange Program
    (SEP), Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP), Women’s Services Program, Identity Youth
    Center, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Communities of Color (CoC), Substance Use Information, and Referral, Criminal Justice Initiative.

    The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Outreach and distribution of harm reduction supplies via mobile program van. Service region
      includes Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins
      Counties.
    • Attend community meetings, educational sessions, and events, which may include: Opioid
      Awareness Councils, Overdose Awareness events, Naloxone training, and/or other community
      meetings. Provide information at community tabling events, health fairs and related
      awareness/promotion activities.
    • Offer Prevention Education & Harm Reduction Services – Conduct syringe exchange and harm
      reduction services at the Johnson City SEP site, as well as via mobile unit in outlying counties.
    • Conduct community outreach to STAP’s 8 county region, offer overdose prevention and
      Naloxone training information. Promote harm reduction services and awareness activities in
      rural areas.
    • Raise public awareness about opiate addiction, overdose concerns, and the benefits of
      Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), to help mitigate the barriers to recovery that currently
      exist. These include: lack of access to care, lack of awareness, stigma, misinformation, and
      unmet community navigation and support needs.
      – Member will provide Opioid Overdose Prevention Training (OOPT – Naloxone Training)
      in rural areas
      – Members will deliver clean injection supplies and deliver harm reduction education in
      rural areas
      – Members will deliver harm reduction services and referral information during outreach to
      community-based providers in rural areas

    A driver’s license is highly recommended for this position. 

    450 Hour Positions

    Cortland Area Communities that Care Project Assistant (Cortland, NY)

    Flexible hours and start date, must complete within one year (between September 2021 and November 2022)

    Cortland Area Communities That Care envisions a community where all youth have the opportunity to be healthy and successful. We believe that the earlier we can prevent the issues that might put youth at risk in our community the healthier and successful they will be in the future. We use data and design to build services that drive population level outcomes. We specialize in providing research, strategy, media campaigns, social media, policy change, and youth engagement services to partners in the Cortland community. The Project Assistant is responsible for the daily support of the CACTC Literacy Project, which includes providing office support to the CACTC literacy projects, including Books to Grow On, Hello Cortland and the Early Learning Moments Campaign.

    Requirements: valid NYS Driver’s License, auto insurance coverage, Associate’s Degree in human service related field. at least one year experience working in a program office

    300 Hour Positions

    Binghamton University Community Schools AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

    November 2021 – May 2022, 15 hours/week

    As an AmeriCorps member with Binghamton University Community Schools you will help empowers students to take control of their education through encouraging good attendance habits.

    • Support B.U.S. Bucks Advisory Board meetings
    • Develop Request and Inventory systems for the Locker Room 345
    • Develop, distribute, and maintain marketing materials
    • Support the seasonal support program 
    • Support the solicitation of funds and program supplies
    • Support the Assistant Director in purchasing supplies as needed
    • Recruit BU undergraduate students and volunteers from across the University in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement 

    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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