The Gem State Public Health AmeriCorps members serve with local non-profit organizations and health district offices. These members provide direct service including but not limited to recruiting and managing volunteers, working directly with community members to help make a change, or doing work involved in making a direct change. Members may conduct needs assessments regarding collaborations and partnerships, recruit potential partners, coordinate meetings, and manage volunteers. They are also able to provide outreach, train, teach, and tutor community members, as well as counsel, and recruit volunteers. Gem State members can also provide case management services, prepare client paperwork, prepare training sessions or classes, and help distribute food/ clothing. Please contact Gem State staff for stipend and education award amounts.
AmeriCorps Positions, Benefits, and Education Awards:
Members under this program commit to either a 1,200-hour or 900-hour contract lasting 10 to 11 months*. These hours come from time spent at the member's Host Site, training provided by the Host Site and the program, as well as additional hours as needed and available. The contract offers a monthly stipend**, an education award (scholarship), and benefits including student loan forbearance, student loan interest forgiveness, and access to counseling, life coaching, personal assistants, legal and financial consultation and so much more for the member and those in the member’s household via the Member Assistance Program (MAP).
*Length of contracts are dependent on the needs of the Host Site and specific member situations but may not exceed 12 months.
**Monthly stipend amounts and education award amounts vary by year and contracyt type, please contact a staff member for specific information.