Open AmeriCorps Positions

2020 – 2021 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 $14,279 $6,195
1200 hours $9,995 $4,336.50
900 hours $7,140 $3,097.50
675 hours $5,440 $2,360
450 hours $3,778 $1,638.89
300 hours $3,022 $1,311.11

450 Hour Positions

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

July – November, 25-30 hours/week

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

CHOW Mobile Food Pantry Associate (Binghamton, NY)

July/August – November, 25 – 35 hours/week

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.

300 Hour Positions

Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Fresh Cycles Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

July/August – November 2021

A prime role of the HLC – Fresh Cycles 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 Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Fresh
Cycles Bike Program. Fresh Cycles, a program of the United Way of Broome County, is a
Community Bike Shop located on Binghamton’s Northside, at the Lee Barta Community Center.
Fresh Cycles works with neighborhood residents, youth riders, bicycle enthusiasts of all ages,
and people who want to give back to our community through participating and volunteering in
the program. The primary role of the HLC-Fresh Cycles Specialist is to ensure the success of
the three programs included in the Fresh Cycles initiative; Earn-A-Bike, Group Rides, and Open
Shop.

Academic and Experience Qualifications: A minimum 2 years of experience in bicycle maintenance and repair, program development, and/or community education.

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

Truth Pharm AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

July/August – November 2021
(1-3 members – schedules and hours are flexible, depending on start date – if an applicant desires a longer term than 300 hours, this may be possible)

The role of the Americorps Members will be to:

  • pull together easy to use resources to educate community members on COVID19, risks,
    resources and vaccinations
  • provide community education regarding COVID19
  • provide community education regarding COVID19 vaccinations
  • attend community outreach events with Truth Pharm to provide onsite community education
    and to register people for COVID19 vaccination appointments
  • create wait lists for COVID19 vaccinations where appropriate
  • send text reminders to people registered for COVID vaccinations
  • ensure people signed up for vaccinations have transportation to their vaccination appointments
  • connect people with the GetThere program where appropriate
  • keep accurate records of numbers of persons reached, educated, registered for vaccinations and
    who received vaccinations

Skills Needed: verbal communication skills, computer skills, ability to keep records, research

To learn more about Truth Pharm, please click here.

Public Health AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)

12 hours/week (mainly three shifts from 4:00-8:00 PM), Monday – Friday, May – November 2021

  • Compile vaccine waiting list by contacting pharmacies
  • Call people on waiting list and assist with signup
  • Educate people on preparation for vaccine
  • Coordination transportation referrals to Getthere program
  • Track and document number of people served
Vaccination Education AmeriCorps Member (Binghamton, NY)
August – November 2021
The AmeriCorps member will coordinate and hold virtual community education presentations on vaccine processes in order to address the concerns surrounding vaccine hesitancy. This member will make videos, do Facebook Live events, and facilitate Zoom info sessions with subject matter experts.

2021 – 2022 AmeriCorps Positions

  • NEW 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 $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

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

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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