What is AmeriCorps?

Video introduction to AmeriCorps Opportunities

AmeriCorps Member, the basics

AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance annually and health coverage while participating in the program. For those who qualify, a child care allowance is available. After completing a year of service (a minimum of 1,700 hours). Members receive an education award. This award can be used to help pay off student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training. Beyond these benefits, members will learn new skills, take on new responsibilities, and know the satisfaction of building a community and helping our nation be everything it ought to be.

  • Living stipend
  • Education award upon completion of service
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Training
  • Health Coverage

Appalachia HealthCorps Specific Positions

Community Health Worker (CHW)

Taking applications now for the 20/21 program year that will begin in September 2020. No experience required!

Be a “miracle worker” helping high risk diabetes patients lower their A1C’s and live a happy and healthy life. CHWs visit clients in their own homes on a weekly basis coaching them on topics like healthy eating, physical activities, and how to be a better self-manager for their diabetes. Service sites will be in Athens, Meigs, Ross, and Washington County, Ohio.

Peer Recovery Supporter

New in September 2020!
If you have any lived experience with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders, are currently in recovery, and want to help others, then this is an opportunity for you! Learn how to turn your personal experiences to an invaluable resource by being a knowledgeable guide for others trying to begin their journey into recovery. Work in groups or peer-to- peer at places like community centers, AA/NA meetings, and recovery support houses.

Want to join the team? Apply below today!

Complete the MyAmeriCorps application and submit it specifically under the desired AmeriCorps program name listed under: State and National >WV> Appalachia Health Corps

Questions? Contact Chris Berg at: chrisamericorps@outlook.com

What to expect following your application submission

If you look like a possible fit for our program, Appalachia Health Corps program staff will reply to you by email and arrange a phone interview. After the phone interview, program staff will pass your materials along to the possible site supervisors at the individual sites.
If they are interested in you as a candidate for their sites, the site supervisors will then individually contact you for an additional interview (either by phone, Skype, or in person). In order to be selected to serve at a site, you will need to be approved by both the program staff and the site supervisor.

Following your interviews, completion of all application paperwork, and the checking of your references (from the MyAmeriCorps application form), program staff will make offers to selected candidates on a rolling basis. The program may be able to hold your offer open for a limited time if you are considering multiple options; please let program staff know if you have time constraints. Service opportunities will be filled on an ongoing basis throughout the summer (and, if necessary, the fall) until all opportunities are filled.

If you are accepted into the program, program staff will then let you know other steps required for enrollment such as background checks and paperwork

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