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What does it mean to serve?

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, preparing for disasters, and more. AmeriCorps members typically serve at a site, which may be one of several sites served by a local AmeriCorps grantee or sponsor organization.

                    

"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 

In addition to the reward of serving your country and giving back? Yes, the beneifts of service include, but are not limited to:

  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Skills and Training
  • Living Allowance
  • Education Award
  • Limited Health Benefit Options
  • Childcare coverage if eligible
  • Career Opportunities

Apply Now! 

Flint, MI has a robust culture of national service and volunteerism. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, so what are you waiting for? If you are looking for more information about AmeriCorps in Flint, please contact Civic Engagement Manager, Katie de Araujo, for more information!


Flint Community School Corps 

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Community Engagement

Service Term: Full-Time and Part-Time

The Flint Community School Corps Program is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY! 

​The Flint Community School Corps is comprised of AmeriCorps State and VISTA members who provide during/after-school and summer learning activities for K-12 grade students and build capacity for community education in all Flint Community Schools. Members serve in schools to deliver educational programming; create systems to connect the school administration, parents, social service supports and community members in ways that improve academic outcome; and recruit and manage a core pool of parent and community volunteers.

​For more information, contact Jessica Robinson. To learn more about the open positions, check out the FCSC page.

 


AmeriCorps LISC National Program

Focuses: Housing, Community Development, and Employment

Service Term: Full-Time and Part-Time

The AmeriCorps LISC Program in Flint is now accepting applications. APPLY NOW!

​LISC AmeriCorps members serve in vital roles in Flint supporting community development initiatives. LISC AmeriCorps places passionate, dedicated members with community development groups in Flint neighborhoods. Members engage local residents in the revitalization of their neighborhoods, develop skills and experience in community development, and provide capacity to local organizations. LISC members have done everything from financial counseling and job placement to housing development and foreclosure prevention.

For more information about the AmeriCorps LISC National program, contact Connie Brauer.

 


MNA Pathways to Employment AmeriCorps VISTA Program 

Focuses: College Access and Employment Services

Service Term: Full-Time

The Michigan Nonprofit Association Pathways to Employment AmeriCorps VISTA Program in Flint is no longer accepting applications. Check back in January 2021.

The Pathways to Employment AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of members who serve throughout Michigan, including Flint. Members serve non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to promote college access and success and to develop Michigan's workforce, ensuring residents throughout Michigan communities have access to opportunities that generate economic mobility. 

For more information, contact Meridith Murley.

 


Genesee County Opioid Abuse Prevention VISTA Program

Focuses: Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Futures

Service Term: Full-Time 

The Genesee County Opioid Abuse Prevention VISTA Program is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY!

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 Katie de Araujo. To apply, click here.

 
 

Flint Urban Safety and Health Corps

Focuses: Healthy Futures, Community Development, and Community Engagement

Service Term: Full Time and Half Time

The Flint Urban SafetyCorps Program is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY! 

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

 

 

For more information, contact Katie de Araujo

 


Advise MI 

Focuses: Education, Youth, and College Access

Service Term: Full Time

The Advise MI Program is no longer accepting applications. Check back in January 2021. 

AdviseMI is an AmeriCorps program hosted by the Michigan College Access Network. The program places recent graduates (bachelor's degree or higher) in selected high schools in Genesee County, particularly ones in communities with low college-going rates and low adult edicational attainment rates, to serve as college advisers. Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, advisers support students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. 

 

Questions about AdviseMI and the application process for Genesee County should be directed to Ashley McCloudFind out more about the Advise MI College Advising Program by clicking here.

 


Michigan Education Corps 

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Literacy

Service Term: Full-Time and Part-Time

The Reading Corps Program is no longer accepting applications. Check back soon. 

​Michgian Education Corps places members at local Flint elementary schools places as reading interventionists for grades K-3. In Michigan, 1 in 2 third graders struggles to read at grade level. Members make a difference through one-on-one scripted interventions through school hours. Find out more about Reading Corps by clicking here.

 

 

Contact Ariel DuVal-Zinn with questions!  See the position description here. 

 


Up2Us Coaches 

Focuses: Youth, Healthy Futures, and Physical Education

Service Term: Full-Time

The Up2Us Program in Flint is no longer accepting applications. Check back in January 2021.

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

​For more information, contact Sharon Davenport.

 


American Red Cross- Together We Prepare 

Focuses: Disaster Services

Service Term: Full-Time

The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps Program is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY TODAY

Are you interested in helping the community be safer, more prepared, and more resilient? The AmeriCorps Together We Prepare (TWP) program is partnered with the Michigan Region of the American Red Cross with a primary focus in disaster services. As a TWP member you will provide disaster preparedness education to community members as well as local and national disaster response when needed.  APPLY NOW!

​For more information, contact Ellis Gambill.

 


Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint VISTA Program 

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Capacity Building

Service Term: Full-Time

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint VISTA is ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! APPLY HERE!

​The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. VISTA members support programs to increase educational services and programs for the academic success of Flint youth. 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. For more information, contact Emily Leonard

 


FoodCorps 

Focuses: Healthy Food Access and Education

Service Term: Full-Time

The FoodCorps Program in Flint is no longer accepting applications. Check back in January 2021.

​Do you have a passion for gardening and healthy eating?  As a service member, you'll implement FoodCorps; evidence-based strategies to help schools become healthier places to grow and learn. The majority of a service meber's time is spent teaching in the classroom and garden. You will lead hands-on lessons, influence healthy school meals, and build a schoolwide culture of health. Find out more about FoodCorps by clicking here

For more information, contact Kelly McClelland.