2017 - 2018 Position Descriptions

NOTE: Application are now available for summer food security-based positions! More information about these positions will be available in the coming weeks, but applications are open. (See below for available summer host sites.)

Part-Time AmeriCorps Positions:

 Term of Service     Living Allowance Stipend Education Award
 900 hours $6315$2,907.50
675 hours  $4811 $2,215.24
450 hours $3160 $1,538.36 
 300 hours$2070 $1,230.69

o   Service start date depends on term length, but there is typically flexibility in between January-April                                          

o   Serve part-time for 10-12 months, or increased hours in a shorter time period
o   College Loan Forbearance available


All positions for the 2017-2018 term will be related to opioid abuse prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. The counties covered will be: Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Cortland, Madison, Delaware, Tompkins, and Otsego. A personal vehicle is highly recommended (and in some cases, required), as travel into rural areas will be a major component in all positions. 
Available Host Sites: 
Summer Food Security Positions - (part-time, 300 hours)
  1. Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira) 
  2. Food and Health Network of South Central New York (Whitney Point) -  The AmeriCorps member will provide education and other programming support to three core FaHN program areas: 1) Summer Food Service Program, 2) Farm to School, 3) Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program. The member will work with partner organizations to support local food and garden education at summer meal programs; assist with preparing for expansion of the NY Thursday Farm to School program to Binghamton City School District; and assist with implementation of the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program at sites in Binghamton. 
  3. Broome County Office for Aging Program Assistant (Binghamton) - The Program Assistant will work in the Nutrition and Wellness Unit at the Broome County Office for Aging. This Unit works to provide older adults with increased access to healthy affordable food and to offer reliable, up to date information about ways to help assure good nutritional health.
Rural Health Network SCNY - (2 part-time, 900 hours)
Whitney Point, NY
The Rural Health Network of SCNY needs two AmeriCorps Members part-time 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.  
Personal Vehicle Required

Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) - (2 part-time, 900 hours)
Johnson City, NY
Members will provide naloxone training to individuals as well as community education in multi-counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins.
Driver's License Required. Personal Vehicle Recommended.

Broome County United Way: Healthy Lifestyles Coalition - (2 part-time. 900 hours)
Binghamton, NY
Members will provide service out of the United Way's Lee Barta Community Center.
  • Fresh Cycles Program Assistant - the primary 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.  
  • Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Assistant - the primary 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.   

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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