Part-time (300-900 hours)

Part-Time AmeriCorps Positions     
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900 Hour Positions for Winter-Spring 2016:


                         - Complete 900 hours of service                                                          - Networking opportunities
                         - Most positions serve about 20 hours per week for a full year          
- Professional and personal growth 
                         - Living Allowance Stipend of $6,265                                                   - See the impact of your service in    
                         - Segal Education Award of $2,865                                                         the community                      
                         - College loan forbearance available       


Community Nutrition Coordinator with Delaware Opportunities (Hamden, NY)
Manage the Delaware Opportunities Garden to offer more local, nutritious farm produce to members of the community who utilize the Food Pantries. Recruit, train, and offer support to volunteers in the garden. Focus specifically on connecting more low-income community members with local nutritious foods. Provide education and training to low-income residents on food growing methods and healthy food preparation. Facilitate and assist with the monthly regional deliveries of food to the fourteen Food Pantries in Delaware County when needed. Assist with Delaware Opportunities’ Monthly Food Distributions
35-40 hours per week, May - November 2016


Family Services Coordinator with Chemung Habitat for Humanity (Elmira, NY)
Develop and implement a streamlined support system for partner families to ensure that families are prepared adequately for the rigors of the Home Repair and Home Ownership Programs.Serve as a counselor, meeting with families to discuss program criteria, financial literacy, and housing need.  Update a community housing resource list to refer those who are not eligible for Habitat’s home ownership program to an appropriate agency.  Track the measurable progress of our affiliate's Home Ownership and Home Repair programs, ultimately leading to 20 unique individuals classified as elderly or disabled receiving home repair services that result in a measurable difference in accessibility and independence. 
Primarily 20-25 hours weekly Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm with evenings and weekends as necessary.
Personal vehicle recommended.


Connection to Care Advocate with Mobility Management of South Central NY (Owego, NY or Vestal, NY):
The Connection to Care Advocate will serve with a team of transportation professionals and AmeriCorps members to improve access to health care and other essential services for people who face barriers to care, including the elderly and people with disabilities. Mobility Management of South Central New York (MMSCNY), located at United Way of Broome County, operates the GetThere Call Center, which serves as a one-stop transportation assistance center, providing case management, information and referral services, trip planning, travel training, and transportation education services. The Connection to Care Advocate will provide one-on-one assistance to participants, and will work collaboratively with the health and human services community to formulate solutions to participants’ transportation needs. In addition, the member will outline strategies to improve awareness and utilization of MMSCNY services through community outreach, marketing/ communications, publication development and media relations. This position provides the opportunity to practice analytical and problem-solving skills, gain experience in the health and human services sector, and play an integral role in the success of a dynamic community initiative.
Personal vehicle recommended.

RAMP IT UP Program Associate with Broome County Council of Churches  (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 at private residences. A general understanding of mechanical drawings and basic construction principles is helpful.  The Associate will also prepare reports and evaluations of the program. 
March - November 2016  (25-35 hours weekly)
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300 Hour Positions for SpringSummer 2016:


                         - Complete 300 hours of service from May-August                               - Networking opportunities
                         - Living Allowance Stipend of $2,070                                                   - Professional and personal growth
                         - Segal Education Award of $1212.44                    
                      - See the impact of your service in    

                         - College loan forbearance available                                      
 the community 


Greenhouse and Market Coordinator with ACHIEVE (Binghamton, NY) 300 hours
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The AmeriCorps Member will work with a group of adults with developmental disabilities in a greenhouse and garden setting. The Member will be charged with going to the Vestal Farmer's market each Wednesday with staff and program participants from the Achieve Day Habilitation program. Product from the greenhouse and gardens will be sold at market. There will be an emphasis on community integration for program participants. Program participants will set up at Market, greet potential customers, answer questions, handle money and give change with assistance if necessary. Member will encourage and facilitate relationships with other Market members and customers. The Member will work with individuals in the greenhouse and garden setting in areas including: seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, composting, harvesting. (May through August/September)

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. 


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