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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900 Hour Positions
Winter 2021 – Fall 2021, 30 hours/week
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
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 (Application Deadline: 2/22)
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