Connection to Care Advocate with Mobility Management of South Central NY (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. 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.
Community Nutrition Coordinator with Delaware Opportunities (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
RAMP IT UP Program Associate with Broome County Council of Churches (Binghamton, NY):
(March - November, 25-30 hours/week)
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. VIDEO
Driver's license required. Personal vehicle recommended.
Cortland Hunger Coalition AmeriCorps Associate with CAPCO (Cortland, NY):
The AmeriCorps member will work with the Cortland Hunger Coalition being facilitated through CAPCO. The focus will be on education and raising awareness in the community and to low-income individuals in the community regarding accessing healthy, affordable foods. Work with the Coalition will include collecting and analyzing data to determine levels of hunger/food insecurity in Cortland, identify resources available to address, how to expand, coordinate and connect these resources with families in the community. Work will include coordinating with other networks/coalitions/community groups (including Food and Health Network SCNY for a presence in Cortland). Responsibilities will include working with CAPCO staff to identify funding and support to expand the snackpack program throughout elementary schools in Cortland County. Responsibilities will include working with 272 Head Start/Early Head Start families to identify food/nutrition challenges and develop responses. This will include health/nutrition education, coordinating with local resources to provide access to healthy food, cooking resources, etc.
Personal vehicle recommended.
May 2017 - November 2017
Farm Share Program Assistant with Binghamton Farm Share (Binghamton, NY):
VINES Binghamton Farm Share programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton, improve food security, and encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases. This RHSC Farm Share Program Assistant will focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational materials and work directly with members to understand how to identify, store, and prepare produce. Further, this RHSC member will assist the Farm Share Program Coordinator with the implementation of the Farm Share Program. This includes coordinating drop-off and pick-up times for shares from local farmers, distribution of shares to residents, and coordination of nutrition and cooking demonstrations at distribution sites.
Hours for the month of May are mostly evenings/weekends and could work around the schedule of a student.