AmeriCorps opportunity for December grads

Drake University is looking for individuals for the Iowa Community Health AmeriCorps Program to serve in the following communities in Iowa: Winterset, Adel, Red Oak, Osceola, Chariton, and Ames/Des  Moines.

Members will work on projects ranging from: 

  • Starting community gardens
  • Creating safe routes to schools and walking school bus programs
  • Researching smoke-free workplace policies
  • Working with schools and businesses to implement Smarter Lunchrooms
  • Administering assessments to communities, schools and businesses to implement new initiatives
  • And much more

Full-time AmeriCorps members will serve 1,700 hours over the course of 11 months.

Benefits include:

  • $12,530 stipend paid out monthly
  • $5,730 Education Award upon successful completion of the program to be used to pay back qualified student loans or toward tuition at a qualified institution of higher education
  • Housing benefit of $100/month
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Health care coverage
  • Great work experience, professional development opportunities, and networking

The minimum requirements for the AmeriCorps position include:

  • Some college (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • U.S. Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Age 17 or older (no upper age limit)
  • Should have some experience or knowledge in the areas of health and wellness and the willingness and ability to collaborate with community members to develop programs and initiatives to improve the overall health of a community

To apply, visit http://1.usa.gov/1KdRMer. For more information or with questions, contact Amanda Martin, 515-271-2767, amanda.martin@drake.edu.

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