2018 - 2019 Positions


AmeriCorps Positions
Term of Service     Living Allowance Stipend Education Award
1700 hours $13,732$5,920.00
 1200 hours $9,612$4,144.00
 900 hours $6,866$2,960.00
675 hours  $5,231 $2,255.24
450 hours $3,633$1,566.14
300 hours$2,906$1,252.91

o   Health insurance and child care assistance is available for full-time (1700 hour) members                                         
o   Serve full- or part-time for 10-12 months, or increased hours in a shorter time period
o   College Loan Forbearance available
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1700 Hour Positions:
October 2018 - September 2019, 40 hours/week

1. Family Counseling Services - (Cortland, NY) - AmeriCorps Prevention Specialist

The AmeriCorps Prevention Specialist works closely with other Prevention Staff and the community to develop, coordinate and provide evidence-based prevention programming for community youth and their families. Works with Prevention staff and others to raise public awareness about heroin and opiate addiction to help mitigate the multiple barriers to recovery that exist. 


2. Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) (2 positions) - (Johnson City, NY) - STAP Prevention Assistant

Duties of the STAP Prevention Assistant include: outreach (Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins County), attending BOAC and STAP relevant meetings, participating in STAP Prevention Services (Syringe Exchange services and Harm Reduction education at the Johnson City site and also in the community during scheduled appointments), running community and individual overdose prevention/Naloxone trainings, attending community tabling events, attending heroin/opiate awareness events, assisting in program promotion and client recruitment for the Outreach Linkage and Referral program.

3. Tioga County Health Department - (Owego, NY) - Tioga County Public Health Assistant

As A Public Health Assistant the Member will have the opportunity to serve the Tioga County community in many capacities. They will assist in combatting the opioid and heroin epidemic by proving services in the form of prevention, and education and collaboration of existing partnerships.  The member will also serve as a Public Health Ambassador; providing education, advocacy, completing assessments, and mobilizing the community in cancer prevention. Lastly, they will also serve as a Community Health Assessment Liaison, assisting in the completion of the Tioga County Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
“The Public Health Department is responsible for health promotion, disease prevention and community needs assessment.  The Public Health Department supports the citizens of the County through Environmental Health, Dental Health, Disease Control, Nursing Services, Emergency Preparedness and Health Education programs. Tioga County Public Health is committed to serving the public.

4. Rural Health Network Serving South Central New York (Binghamton, NY) - AmeriCorps Program Associate

The Rural Health Network of SCNY needs two AmeriCorps Members (one 1700 hour and one 900 hour) to serve our rural communities in combating the opioid crisis.  Are you compassionate?  Do you to want prevent and reduce this public health risk that has affected everyone of us?  Consider an outreach position with us and meet with individuals, family members, and local partners to plan and implement health screenings and well being services.  This position will be shared with SUNY Upstate Medical University, allowing members to serve at the Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic on Thursday afternoons. 

5. Seven Valleys Health Coalition (Cortland, NY) - SVHC/CFP Program Associate

The Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Cortland Food Project (SVHC/CFP) Program Assistant will provide support to four core SVHC/CFP program areas: 1) Healthy, Local Food Access and Promotion, 2) Transportation as social determinant of health, 3) Hunger, and 4) Farm to School. The member will work with partner organizations to revitalize the Cortland Hunger Coalition, coordinate follow up on the Local Foods, Local Places action plan, research funding opportunities for projects through the LFLP action plan and the Cortland Food Project, provide support to Farm to School work in the County, assist with the Supports for Health program, collaborate on expansion of Population Health Improvement Work in Cortland as related to the new healthy food access goal anticipated in the 2019-2024 NYS Prevention Agenda, and assist with transportation efforts such as the Supports for Health program and Cortland County Bike/Ped Committee.


1200 Hour Positions:
October 2018 - August 2019 , 30-35 hours/week

The Farm to School Corps is a part of the Food and Health Network’s (FaHN) regional Farm to School program that works collaboratively with 26 school districts. Farm to School Corps members will work as part of an expanding regional team 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. 

Each Farm to School Corps member will serve as the primary contact for 3-5 schools in order to advance the goals of individual schools and the larger regional program. Members will collaborate with one another on projects and events, and participate in training, professional development, and networking opportunities as a team. 


900 Hour Positions: 

1. Faith in Action - (Binghamton, NY) - October 2018 - June 2019, 28 hours/week

The Faith in Action Volunteers (FIAV) Program Coordinator will provide support for services and events that involve older adults in Broome County.  The member serving in this position will be an advocate for older persons, making connections between existing community resources, while creating new contexts for social interaction.  The member will work directly with volunteers who will assist with programing and events.  Mainly active with Chop & Chat and Grocery Day programing, the member will act as a liaison between senior housing and senior centers in Binghamton and FIAV in order to provide food resources and programing which encourage healthy eating and socialization.  The position may involve both direct transportation and coordination for older adults to and from food resources and events.  The position requires a high level of responsibility, tact and patience as well as the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 


2. CASA-Trinity (2 positions) - (Elmira, NY) 

Youth Specialist - January - November 2019, 25 hours/week

CASA-Trinity is a private, nonprofit organization, that is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to provide addiction recovery and prevention services. The AmeriCorps member will serve at CASA-Trinity's youth clubhouse, which provides a community-based, non-clinical setting for promoting long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, education, wellness, evidence-based prevention programs and other social activities. Services offered at TC Commons will include mentoring, life-skills training, job readiness and musical instruction. Clubhouse participants will also work with and support each other to achieve personal and recovery-specific goals. The TC Commons Youth Clubhouse is located at 650 Baldwin Street in Elmira. It will be open Monday through Friday from 3-9 M-F and 3rd Saturday of the month 3-9.

Prevention Assistant - January - November 2019, 25 hours/week

Chemung Prevention provides evidence based programming and strategies to schools, after school programs, organizations, families and communities across the county. The Prevention team implements programs aimed at reducing risk factors and building protective factors among youth. Programs focus on skill building, social-emotional learning, wellness, evidence-based prevention programs and other social activities. CASA-Trinity Prevention works with all sectors of the community to work provide information and support, build skills and work to change policies and reduce access to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. We provide programming in schools, presentations to community groups, facilitate family chats and create social norm marketing campaigns for the community. Prevention Hours are 8-4pm Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays for community events


Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Assistant - Starting December 2018

A prime role of the Healthy Lifestyles Assistant 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. The Assistant will help develop the project work plan and community engagement plan that aims to support the social, emotional, and mental health of community residents. The Assistant will conduct public outreach to involve residents in the process of selecting priority programs and policies.  He/she will also recruit and coordinate volunteers to develop educational programming and other activities that promote healthy eating, active living, improved food access, substance abuse prevention, and general well-being.  While the Assistant will provide support to volunteers and partner agencies in carrying out these activities, it is essential that a sustainable structure be built to support ongoing volunteer-led programming beyond his/her service.

     
Fresh Cycles Program Assistant

A prime role of the Fresh Cycles Program Assistant will be to assist the United Way and the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition in engaging residents in the development and implementation of a community bike initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles among residents living in the North and East sides of Binghamton.  At Fresh Cycles, we don’t just work with community members so that they can get a bike. We become a part of the community so that those who we help are able to feel a part of something bigger than them. It is our hope that through their Fresh Cycles experience they are able to better appreciate the value of community and that supporting one another is a way to best ensure everyone’s success.


6. VINES - (Binghamton, NY) - Community Food System Associate
January - November 2019

The Community Food System Associate will support VINES’ Community Gardening Programming, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Binghamton Farm Share Program. The member will also provide substance abuse education and training by inviting community partners to work with youth in the program.  Community Gardening is recognized by SAMHSA as a preventive youth wellness program.


7. Rural Health Network Serving South Central New York - (Binghamton, NY)AmeriCorps Program Associate

The Rural Health Network of SCNY needs two AmeriCorps Members (one 1700 hour and one 900 hour) to serve our rural communities in combating the opioid crisis.  Are you compassionate?  Do you to want prevent and reduce this public health risk that has affected everyone of us?  Consider an outreach position with us and meet with individuals, family members, and local partners to plan and implement health screenings and well being services.  


8. Broome County Office for Aging - (Binghamton, NY)



675 Hour Positions:
  • Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) 

300 Hour Positions:

(Summer 2019)
  • Food and Health Network of South Central New York
  • Broome County Office for Aging
  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier
  • VINES



For Full-time VISTA positions, please see: 
FULL-TIME VISTA OPENINGS



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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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