AmeriCorps

Now Accepting Applications for Summer Member Placement!



Our Summer 2020 Request for Member Placement Application is Open! 
Are you an organization that could benefit from the addition of healthy lifestyle programming? Maybe you need someone to facilitate your weekly food distributions? Or help planning and facilitating some nutrition classes? If so the ICHD AmeriCorps State Program would love to partner with you! Members are placed at non-profit organizations, government agencies and faith based institutions to help aid in food access and healthy lifestyles programming. CLICK HERE to access our RFP and application. Deadline to apply is Friday February 7th.


Allowable Member Activities:
Members can assist, organize or facilitate a wide variety of programming related to food access and healthy lifestyles education. Allowable activities must fall under one or more of the following areas:

Healthy Lifestyle Workshops:
Gardening classes
Nutrition classes
Exercise classes


Food Distributions:
 Meal programs
Organizing/coordinating food pantries
Growing produce for donation
Distributing starter plants/seeds free of charge


Community Garden Support:
Managing or assisting with the management of community garden spaces
Supporting gardeners registered to community garden programs


Volunteers:
Recruiting, training and managing volunteers to aid in the above programming.

 

Details of summer term:
450 hours/term= 27-30 hours/week
Members serve May 4th, 2020 - August 31st, 2020
Host site match fee of $3,179

Members Receive:
Living stipend of $,3702
Loan forbearance for eligible student loans
Interest accrual repayment for eligible student loans
Education award of $1,612.43 upon successful completion of service
Continual professional and personal development!
First hand experience in local food systems work! 

To learn more about the AmeriCorps Programs summer corps, review the requirements of hosting a member and to access the application CLICK HERE. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 7th by 12:00pm.


Questions about hosting an AmeriCorps member, our application process or to set up a technical assistance appointment contact:
Andrea Villanueva
AmeriCorps State Program Director
avillanueva@ingham.org, 517-887-4558



  

ICHD AmeriCorps State Program

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation. 

The ICHD AmeriCorps State Program places members at non-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith based institutions to work directly with the community in areas of food access and healthy lifestyles programming. 

 

Member Recruitment

If you're interested in becoming an ICHD AmeriCorps State member the AmeriCorps Program will begin summer recruitment February 10th, 2020. Check back then to view our open positions and learn how to apply!  


Now Accepting AmeriCorps VISTA Host-Site Applications for August 2020!



AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965.  VISTA’s serve 
full-time for one year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty.  AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects.  More specifically, the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building the capacity of organizations in the areas of Education, Economic Opportunity, and Healthy Futures.   

All AmeriCorps VISTA m
embers serve full-time (36-40 hours per week) from
January 21, 2020 - January 19, 2021

Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,491 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($6,195) OR Cash Stipend ($1,803)
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Healthcare Benefit
Childcare Assistance
Paid Personal and Medical Leave

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Volunteer Coordinator
The Firecracker Foundation
 The Firecracker Foundation honors the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being. They provide children and teens who have survived sexual trauma with holistic therapeutic services that include trauma-sensitive yoga, individual mental health therapy and caretaker support groups for their parents/guardians. The AmeriCorps VISTA will help develop and implement a volunteer program and a resource guide to best support and connect those they serve to the necessary support needed to heal.

To apply, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER to
Zekiye Salman at zsalman@ingham.org by​​ January 10, 2019.

 

 

About AmeriCorps State

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation.

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program places AmeriCorps members throughout Ingham County to increase food security and reduce chronic disease in residents by focusing on two project goals:

1. Increase consumption of healthy foods and reduce food insecurity with gardening, food distribution and referrals.
2. Teach community members the importance of eating healthy foods and strategies to adopt better diets.



About AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a national service program that was designed to eliminate poverty through capacity building in American communities. The VISTA program, created in 1965 and conceived by President John F. Kennedy, was formally incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993 and now governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps VISTA Program began in 2006 and has placed VISTA members at multiple host sites, or sub-sites, at area non-profits, public agencies, and faith and community–based organizations. The VISTA members commit to one year of full-time service in InghamCounty in the areas of education and economic opportunity. They have the unique charge of building their host site’s organizational , administrative and financial capacity. To view The Power of We Consortium current Americorps VISTA team, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Sites page.