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What does it mean to serve?

AmeriCorps members typically serve at a site, which may be one of several sites served by a local AmeriCorps grantee or sponsor organization. AmeriCorps members are assigned to a specific project, like a mentoring program or environmental project, and are not "interns" or "volunteers" at the organizations who can fulfill any old task like getting coffee or making copies. In AmeriCorps, you will MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

 

"Being a national service member has changed my life! Through my service, I have discovered a passion for heping others find joy in volunteering. My service has changed the way I live my life. National service rejuvinated my spirit and set me on a completely different path for my future that I am looking greatly forward to." - Former Flint AmeriCorps Member 

Member Benefits 

AmeriCorps members typically receive:

  • Living stipend (amount may vary, but it's usually approximately $12,400 for a full year)
  • $5,815 education award (may be used for educational loans or current/future expenses of members, children, or grandchildren)
  • Health coverage
  • Childcare coverage if eligible
  • Training and professional development
  • Some members may be eligible for coverage of relocation costs

Apply Now! 

Flint, MI has a robust culture of national service. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, so what are you waiting for?

The following national service positions are now accepting applications:

 

The following positions are for 10 or 12 month service terms:

 

The United Way is supporting VISTA members to be placed at community organizations who are combatting the opioid epidemic in Genesee County through education, prevention and recovery. AmeriCorps VISTA members will perform capacity building activities over the course of one year to reduce the number of opioid abuse incidences in the county. Member roles include resource development, training, community engagement, partnership management, and data/research.

To learn more, contact Jenny McArdle at jmcardle@unitedwaygenesee.org. To apply, click here.

The Youth Resource Initiative VISTA will be placed at the United Way of Genesee County in Flint to  engage and empower young people to be active participants in their communtity. Are you interested in helping young people get involved in their community through service and volunteerism, as well as connecting young people to services that can help them succeed in their goals? Apply today!

To learn more, contact Jenny McArdle at jmcardle@unitedwaygenesee.org. To apply, click here.


Through the Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps VISTA Program, a VISTA with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan will support Pathways to Employment initiatives. The VISTA will help to create a girl-only, girl-led space that provides an opportunity for growth and exploration to K-12 students, as well as assist in the development of Life Skills and STEM programming, design and facilitate community service opportunities, and recruit and train volunteers to support the organization.

Contact Mary Rose with questions (mrose@mnaonline.org). To apply, click here.


Through the Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps VISTA Program, a VISTA with the University of Michigan-Flint Center for Educator Preparedness FLinT will focus on increasing the number of people of color who are teachers, especially within Flint. The VISTA work with the Center for Educator Preparation whose focus is on two special initiatives 1) the UM–Flint Neff Center and 2) FLinT (Future Leaders in Teaching) Project. 

Contact Zekiye Salmon with questions (zsalman@mnaonline.org). To apply, click here.


Through the Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps VISTA Program, a VISTA with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity will support Pathways to Employment initiatives. The VISTA will provide outreach to the Flint community about the program, act as a liaison between Habitat for Humanity and social enterprise agencies, and provide program support for the Apprenticeship Program through data tracking and analysis.

  

Contact Zekiye Salmon with questions (zsalman@mnaonline.org). To apply, click here.

Advisors aim to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. 
 
Questions about AdviseMI and the application process should be directed to Jacqueline Ruhland, AdviseMI assistant director, by sending an email to advisemi@micollegeaccess.org.
Find out more about the Advise MI College Advising Program by clicking here. Advise Michigan is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Check back soon! 
 

​LISC AmeriCorps members serve in vital roles in Flint supporting community development initiatives. Members spearhead valuable projects, engaging local residents, and gain an understading of community development. See open positions below. For more information and how to apply, contact Robyn at rhall@lisc.org. AmeriCorps LISC is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Check back soon! 


Are you passionate about improving our schools and helping students and families reach their full potential? APPLY NOW!

Find the opportunity that is your best fit, or if you aren't sure which one is right for you, email Alison Kolodzy (akolodzy@crim.org) to learn more about all of the positions. 

Available positions:

- Family Engagement - VISTA

- Community Resource Developer - VISTA

- Education Coordinator - AmeriCorps State

- Physical Activity Coordinator - AmeriCorps Statee

- VISTA Leader - must have served a previous term as an AmeriCorps or VISTA member (does not have to have been with FCSC)

​Find out more about the Flint Community Schools Corps by clicking here


Are you passionate about helping the Flint community recover from the water crisis through health? Find out more about the Flint Recovery Corps by clicking here. Email Phillip Barnhart (pbarnhart@unitedwaygenesee.org) with questions.

There are no Flint Recovery Corps positions currently accepting applications. Check back soon! 


Are you passionate about helping kids read at grade level by 3rd grade? APPLY NOWFind out more about Reading Corps by clicking here. Contact Kaye Sutherland with questions (KSutherland@hopenetwork.org). 

Reading Corps is NOW ACCEPTING applications! Apply today. See the position description here. 


Are you passionate about helping kids reach their full potential through physical education and sports-based youth development? APPLY NOWFind out more about Up2Us by clicking here

​Contact Jen Baker with questions and to apply (jbaker@crim.org). 


Are you passionate about parks, neighborhood revitalization, community engagement and other aspects of helping Flint become a stronger community? APPLY NOW!

​Find out more about the City of Flint Master Plan by clicking here. Open positions:

- Parks Liaison

- Blight Elimination Liaison

- Neighborhood Liaison

- Land Bank Liaison

- Community Recovery Liaison


Are you passionate about fighting blight, neighborhood revitalization, and community engagement? APPLY NOW

Want to check out an article on the Flint Urban Safety Corps Blight Squad? Click here. 

Click here to read about how Flint Urban Safety Corps participated in alternate spring break.

Learn about one of our memebers by clicking here.  

​Find out more about the Flint Urban Safety Corps by clicking here.

There are no Flint Urban Safety Corps positions currently accepting applications. Check back soon! 


Are you interested in helping the community be safer, more prepared, and more resilient? APPLY NOW!

​Find out more about the Red Cross Together We Prepare AmeriCorps Program by clicking here


​Are you interested in helping young people succeed? Apply Now! See open positions below.

Find out more about the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint by clicking here. Email Tauzzari (trobinson@bgclubflint.org) with questions. Open positions:

- Academic Success VISTA 

- Teen Services VISTA

- Resource Development VISTA 

- Healthy Lifestyles: Healthy Habits VISTA 

 


Do you have a passion for gardening and healthy eating? APPLY NOW! Applications are closed for FoodCorps.

Find out more by clicking HERE. Email LaBria Lane with questions (labriaslane@gmail.com). 

Want to see what a year in the life of an AmeriCorps FoodCorps member looks like? Check out this video. 

The MCSC Youth Resource VISTA Initiative will positively impact communities by reaching the following project goals: 1) Develop mechanisms for youth, parents, and youth serving organizations to access resources that enhance the skill sets of youth and assist them with being successful in school and/or work. 2) Assist with developing solutions to decrease the opportunity gaps faced by youth and in particular young men and women of color. These goals will be accomplished through objectives that include: asset and resource coordination; recruiting and engaging volunteers; establishing a youth voice in the communities; promoting easier access to work and career opportunities. Michigan Community Service Commission utilizes service as a strategy to address the state's most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities.