Part-Time AmeriCorps Positions:
~Complete 300, 450, or 900 hours of service by Nov 30, 2015
~Living Allowance provided during service
~Receive Segal Education Award
~College loan forbearance available
Living Allowance and Education Award Amounts
900 hour "part-time" Positions available begin Mar-April 2015:
Broome County Council of Churches RAMP IT UP Program Associate (Binghamton, NY): Responsibilities include learning the facets of the Faith In Action Volunteers program and the Youth Mentoring Initiative, working with Coordinator to interact with program applicants (clients), youth and adult volunteers, work teams, and program staff. The Associate will assist with site visits, inventory control, ordering building supplies, maintaining a safe work site environment, and assist with wheel chair ramp construction. A general understanding of mechanical drawings and basic construction principles is helpful. The Associate will also prepare reports and evaluations of the program. Mar-Nov 2015
Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome - Food Access Educator (Binghamton, NY): This position will be focused on community education and programming that will assist low income families in incorporating fresh local products to their diets. Increase opportunities to purchase and grow produce and practice using fresh produce meals.Residents will be reached through a variety of outreach methods including direct education and through recruitment into “series” nutrition education classes; direct education to provide information on food access and sustainable food security.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins - Low Income Food Access Coordinator (farmers markets and CSA's): Work with staff to increase redemption of FMNP coupons and Snap use at area farmers markets -- especially rural markets. Position will run April-October approximately 30 hours weekly with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Assist in setting up workplace, church, school or food pantry CSA shares. Engage in outreach and promotion to targeted low income audiences via housing projects, food pantries, etc.
-Visit food pantries, low income housing sites, WIC clinics, senior programs, and other locations to promote use of FMNP and Snap at farmers markets.
-Research and develop educational materials that show the compare the cost of fresh local produce via farmers markets and CSA shares with grocery store produce.
-Cooking demos at food pantries, farmers markets, etc. to share easy low cost recipes
-Assist with operation of pop-up farmers markets in low income neighborhoods
-Assist in development of workplace, school, Church, or food pantry CSA's.
-Create promotional materials as relevant to project needs
Delaware Opportunities: Community Nutrition Coordinator (Hamden, NY):
1. Manage the Delaware Opportunities Garden to offer more local, nutritious farm produce to members of the community who utilize the Food Pantries
2. Recruit, train, and offer support to volunteers in the garden
3. Focus specifically on connecting more low-income community members with local nutritious foods
4. Provide education and training to low-income residents on food growing methods and healthy food preparation
5. Facilitate and assist with the monthly regional deliveries of food to the fourteen Food Pantries in Delaware County when needed
6. Assist with Delaware Opportunities’ Monthly Food Distributions
Food and Health Network SCNY: Healthy Food Access Coordinator (Whitney Point/Binghamton):
The responsibilities of the FaHN Healthy Foods Access Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Identify barriers to summer feeding program access and participation and work with all summer feeding program stakeholders to identify effective and efficient ways to improve access and participation.
2. Work collaboratively with summer feeding programs* and year-round programs that support children and families who utilize (or could utilize) summer feeding programs to improve access to nutritious food when school is not in session
3. Work with Mobility Management of South Central New York, public transportation programs, and other transportation service providers to facilitate use of existing transportation services to improve access to summer feeding programs.
4. Assist with the inventory of summer feeding programs in the eight county FaHN Region.
5. Assist with project specific fund raising to provide resources necessary to facilitate access for targeted summer feeding programs (must be done consistent with AmeriCorps regulations).
6. Utilize volunteers, interns and other AmeriCorps members if available to assist with facilitating access to summer feeding programs
7. Ensure that baseline participation is established for all summer feeding programs assisted and that participation is tracked and reported throughout the project to determine effectiveness and impact of intervention.
Northern Tioga Center for Family Health (Lourdes), Northern Tioga Neighbors Network - Rural Health Associate: The Rural Health Associate will offer assistance with referrals to agencies to provide nutritional aid (SNAP, food pantries, transportation etc.), prescription programs, access to care (providing referrals to or direct transport) and referrals to insurance enrollment. The associate will provide assistance with educational programs offered by Northern Tioga Neighbors Network (nutrition and exercise classes for seniors), Richford Summer Youth Program (gardening and nutrition) and health fairs.
Mobility and Transportation Outreach Advocate with Mobility Management Project of the Southern Tier (Vestal, NY):
The Mobility and Transportation Advocate, Outreach and Communications (MTA) will assist the GetThere Call Center in its efforts to improve awareness of its services among appropriate audiences and to outline strategies designed to maintain high levels of call center usage on a continual basis. He or she will show initiative in developing strong relationships with the health, human service, and caseworker communities to formulate solutions and advance the work of Mobility Management of South Central New York (MMSCNY). The MTA should be accustomed to or have a strong interest in regular interaction with the regional health, human service, and caseworker communities and be comfortable operating within those professional focus-areas.
Additionally, the MTA will support the MMSCNY Coordinator, Project Director, and project stakeholders by performing various activities related to media relations, publication development, and marketing communications. Lastly, the MTA will provide support coverage of the GetThere Call Center, providing transportation information and education, trip planning assistance, and travel training services to those in need.
300 hour "part-time" position available and will begin April/May 2015:
Broome County Council of Churches: Broome Bounty Program Assistant (BBPA) (Binghamton, NY) 300 hours: The BBPA will assist the CHOW Program Director in growing the CHOW Farm Project into a sustainable source of fresh produce for those who struggle with food insecurity in Broome County. The BBPA will play a central role in the CHOW Farm Project and their local urban garden program, specifically in the area of growing food. S/he will lead groups at CHOW’s farm project or supporting partner gardens; assist with efforts encouraging collaborations with local individuals, groups, and organization to help fill the food gap, including volunteer support and recognition. Additional responsibilities include connecting and developing relationships with outside food production efforts to capture perishable food items that would otherwise be wasted for use in the food pantries and soup kitchens in Broome County.