Open AmeriCorps Positions

2021 – 2022 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 $15,100 $6,345
1200 hours $10,570 $4,441.50
900 hours $7,550 $3,172.59
675 hours $5,752 $2,417.14
450 hours $3,995 $1,678.57
300 hours $3,196 $1,342.86

1700 Hour Positions

Seven Valleys Health Coalition (Cortland, NY)

Fall 2021 – Late Summer 2022, 35-40 hours/week

The Seven Valleys Health Coalition (SVHC) Food Systems Project Assistant will provide support to SVHC’s work on hunger and healthy, local foods access through a variety of means. The member will work in Cortland County with SVHC, the Cortland Food Project (the county’s food policy council), and partner organizations on efforts such as: assisting the Cortland Food Project steering committee and its subcommittees including the Hunger Coalition; follow-up on Cortland’s Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) action plan; provide support to development and execution of other food systems and social determinants of health activities in Cortland County including grant writing (non-federal and not more than 10% of time), project research, volunteer recruitment, connecting low-income clients to community health supports and assisting with virtual cooking classes.


Program goals:

  1. Support the Cortland Food Project and it’s subcommittees ;
  2. Increase access of low-income individuals/families to affordable, locally grown produce
  3. Increase local food production and purchasing while supporting local family farms;
  4. Develop a stronger food system within the Cortland area;
  5. Provide support to other social determinant of health activities including health education, transportation and general community health work.

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

  1. Coordinate activities generated by the SVHC Food Systems division and/or the Cortland Food Project committee (including follow-up on LFLP Action Plan, and assisting with activities of the Local Foods Promotion Program work plan);
  2. Assist with website and social media presence for SVHC, with a focus on food/nutrition/hunger, chronic disease reduction and social determinants of health;
  3. Document, report on and evaluate programs/progress;
  4. Develop a stronger food system within the Cortland area by partnering with local farms and agencies including data collection and assessment related to food/nutrition/hunger/obesity/etc.
  5. Teleservice as needed due to COVID 19. Any members serving onsite during COVID19 will receive appropriate PPE, provided by host site.

    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


    • 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 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 AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

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

      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

      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.

      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

      Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Food Access and Community Outreach Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

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

      The primary role of the HLC Food Access and Community Outreach Specialist 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. This position is responsible for providing support to the weekly pantry distribution. Additionally, the position will assist with community engagement efforts around the social determinants of health, including program development to address community needs.

      Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

      Food Access
      ● Assist with taking pantry orders from residents via phone and pack orders for pick-up
      during scheduled window.
      ● Assist with cleaning and resetting community room following pantry hours.
      ● Assist with receiving weekly deliveries from CHOW and stock the pantry according to
      safety guidelines.
      ● Assist with communication as needed with CHOW and other partners who provide food
      to the center.

      Program Development
      ● Support the development of new programs to address nutrition and wellness and other
      social determinants of health.
      ● Engage with community-based organizations to form partnerships to contribute in service
      ● Support partner organizations as needed in existing programming and new initiatives as
      they develop.

      Community Engagement
      ● Support the development of neighborhood buy-in for the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition
      initiatives by meeting with residents, businesses, faith leaders, and other civic leaders in the
      target communities.
      ● Assist the Health Initiatives Manager in the development of neighborhood leadership by
      recruiting, training, and supporting residents from the target communities to serve as
      ● Represent United Way at community events, forums, planning meetings, and work groups
      as assigned.
      ● In collaboration with United Way’s marketing team, coordinate the dissemination of
      information about the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition activities, events, and progress.

      To learn more about the United Way’s Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, please click here.


      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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