AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps State Recruitment Now Closed


Recruitment for the 2018-19 year is now closed. 
Please check back early - mid winter for our Summer term positions! 

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation. 

The ICHD AmeriCorps State Program places members at organizations to work directly with the community in areas of food security programming and youth programming to reduce obesity. Members will serve throughout Ingham County from October 15th, 2018 - September 25th, 2019. Full and part time positions are available. 


  




If you have questions about becoming an AmeriCorps member or about how you can host a member in the future contact Andrea Villanueva at avillanueva@ingham.org or at 517-887-4558.

Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training

Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems
Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems

Hiring for 2 VISTA Positions for September 2018!


​2 Positions Available Beginning September 4!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965.  VISTA’s serve full-time for one year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty.  AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects.  More specifically, the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building the capacity of organizations in the areas of education and economic opportunity.   
All AmeriCorps VISTA m
embers serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from September 4, 2018 - September 3, 2019.  

Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,311 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($5,920) OR Cash Stipend ($1,800)
Non-Competitive Eligibilty
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Healthcare Benefit
Childcare Assistance

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Resource Development Specialist, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
The mission of the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is to increase the number of Michigan youth who are motivated and prepared for academic and career success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We work with economically disadvantaged students to build excitement and proficiency for STEM coursework and careers, primarily upper elementary students and middle schoolers (to avoid the middle school drop-off, especially in math) from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, all underrepresented in computer science and STEM careers.
The AmeriCorps VISA member serving with ITEC will assist with fund development and community outreach by assisting with grant writing, research, and other fundraising strategies; designing marketing materials for fundraising purposes; developing community partnerships in order to promote program sustainability; and, assisting with organizing community outreach activities.

CAMP Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their life for the better, forever. The national organization has been around for over 100 years, locally we have been serving the at risk youth in our community since 1954.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve to ensure economically disadvantaged and minority children have access to safe and effective out of school and after-school to services. The VISTA member will assist in increasing, identifying and engaging formal mentoring organizations and informal mentoring programs; Implement Volunteer Mentoring recruitment strategies to benefit all of CAMP Members; Provide training and collaboration for CAMP members; and Strengthen BBBS Volunteer Management Systems.


To APPLY, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER
that indicates which position(s) that interest you to the 
Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director,
 
Rose Henderson at rhenderson@ingham.org by​​ August 9, 2018 by 5pm.
 

 

 

About AmeriCorps State

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation.

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program places AmeriCorps members throughout Ingham County to increase food security and reduce chronic disease in residents by focusing on two project goals:

1. Increase consumption of healthy foods and reduce food insecurity with gardening, food distribution and referrals.
2. Teach community members the importance of eating healthy foods and strategies to adopt better diets.



About AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a national service program that was designed to eliminate poverty through capacity building in American communities. The VISTA program, created in 1965 and conceived by President John F. Kennedy, was formally incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993 and now governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps VISTA Program began in 2006 and has placed VISTA members at multiple host sites, or sub-sites, at area non-profits, public agencies, and faith and community–based organizations. The VISTA members commit to one year of full-time service in InghamCounty in the areas of education and economic opportunity. They have the unique charge of building their host site’s organizational , administrative and financial capacity. To view The Power of We Consortium current Americorps VISTA team, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Sites page.