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AmeriCorps brings people together to serve communities. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofits to tackle our nation's most pressing challenges. AmeriCorps offers opportunities focused on the following key areas: education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, economic opportunity, disaster response, and veterans & military families.

 

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. Learn more about national service and AmeriCorps here

Member Benefits 

In addition to the reward of serving your country and giving back? Yes, the benefits 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

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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!

Current AmeriCorps Program Openings:

  • Advise MI
  • City of Flint AmeriCorps VISTA Program
  • Flint Community School Corps
  • Flint Urban Safety and Health Corps
  • FoodCorps
  • Genesee County Opioid Abuse VISTA Program
  • Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps
  • Up2Us
  • 4-H STEAM Corps

Advise MIThree people (one man and two women) smiling and holding up university penents

Focuses: Education, Youth, and College Access
Service Term Options: Full Time
Service Locations: Beecher, Genesee, and Bentley High Schools

Advise MI 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 educational 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. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Ashley McCloud. 


Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint VISTA

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Capacity Building
Service Term Options: Full-Time
Service Locations: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint

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.  

For more information, contact Emily Leonard. 


Capacity Building to End Homelessness AmeriCorps VISTA ProgramFive people

Focuses: Community Development
Service Term Options: Full-Time
Service Locations: Shelter of Flint, Communities First, Inc

The Capacity Building to End Homelessness AmeriCorps VISTA program places AmeriCorps VISTA members, serving one-year terms, with service agencies across the state. Members will complete activities in four service areas: community awareness and engagement, building and expanding partnerships and networks, financial resources, and volunteer recruitment and management. Throughout the project, members will create programming and systems, leverage resources, and strengthen connections for these organizations with the ultimate goal of increased capacity and long-term sustainability. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Kelli Beavers. Apply here!


CEDAM AmeriCorps

Focuses: Community Development, Housing
Service Term Options: Full-Time and Half-Time
Service Locations: Communities First Inc, Edible Flint

As a statewide support organization, CEDAM strives to help our more than 250 member organizations do their jobs better. CEDAM VISTA members serve statewide to advance anti-poverty initiatives at the local level. CEDAM AmeriCorps State members do direct service and provide direct financial empowerment services. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Rachel Diskin. 


City of Flint AmeriCorps VISTAMan holding a sign that says Flint National Service Accelerator

Focuses:
Service Term Options: Full Time
Service Locations: Blight Elimination Department, Planning and Development Department

The City of Flint Master Plan is a framework outlining goals and strategies to help Flint become a healthier, sustainable and vibrant place to live, work and play. To support this framework, the City of Flint AmeriCorps VISTA members implement city-wide master plan goals by engaging the community in thoughtful stakeholder dialogue, facilitating micro-projects, recruiting volunteers to support these efforts and developing media and communication tools to share the story of service.

For more information, contact Lottie Ferguson. Apply here!


College Completion Corps

Focuses: Education
Service Term Options: Full-Time
Service Locations: Mott Community College

College Completion Corps members serve as a coach to a defined cohort of 100-150 students over the course of a year, guiding students through the development of a college completion plan and assisting with the navigation of an academic year. The purpose of this program is to assist students with their acclimation to campus, build their knowledge of campus systems and resources, and help them successfully persist to completion.

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Zack Kowalski. Apply here!


Flint Community School Corps A man and woman in masks standing next to each other in a hallway

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Community Engagement
Service Term Options: Full-Time and Part-Time
Service Locations: Flint Community Schools, International Academy of Flint, and Flint Cultural Center Academy

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. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Flint Community Education. Apply here!


Flint Urban Safety and Health Corps Man with face mask on golf cart

Focuses: Early Education, Food Access, Medical Management, Community Safety, and Behavioral Health
Service Term Options: Full Time and Half Time
Service Locations: Educare Flint, Hurley Food FARMacy, Pediatric Public Health Initiative, UM Flint Department of Public Safety, Flint and Genesee Literacy Network, Edible Flint, Asbury CDC, and Voices for Children Advocacy Center

Flint Urban Safety and Health Corps members provide programming related to food security and nutrition, behavioral and developmental health, early education, crime and blight prevention, early education, and medical management through local nonprofit organizations as strategies toward long-term recovery from the water crisis. 

For more information, contact Katie de Araujo. Apply here!


Food Corps

Focuses: Healthy Food Access and Education
Service Term Options: Full-Time
Service Locations: Flint Community Schools

FoodCorps members implement evidence-based strategies to help schools become healthier places to grow and learn. Most of a service member’s time is spent teaching in the classroom and garden. Members lead hands-on lessons, influence healthy school meals, and build a schoolwide culture of health. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Sam Farrah. Apply here!


Genesee County Opioid Abuse Prevention VISTA ProgramWoman wearing a blue AmeriCorps sweatshirt holding a sign in front of a police station

Focuses: Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Futures
Service Term Options: Full-Time 
Service Locations: Genesee County Prevention Coalition, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Genesee Health Systems, United Community Addiction Network

VISTA members are 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 research.

For more information, contact Katie de Araujo. Apply here!

 


Habitat for Humanity VISTA ProgramAfrican American woman in gray shirt smiling in a corn field

Focuses: Community Development
Service Term Options: Full-Time
Service Locations: Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Holly Shaker.

 

 

 


LISC AmeriCorps Two women squatting on the sidewalk

Focuses: Housing, Community Development, and Employment
Service Term Options: Full-Time, Part-Time, and Summer
Service Locations: Crim Fitness Foundation, Communities First Inc, Neighborhood Engagement Hib, Mott FOC, Flint River Watershed Coalition, and Factory Two

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. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Connie Brauer.


MEC K-3 Reading Corps

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Literacy
Service Term Options: Full-Time 
Service Locations: International Academy of Flint

Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Michigan child become proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade. Members provide supplemental one-on-one language and literacy interventions using proven research-based literacy instruction and tools, and ultimately help struggling students achieve reading proficiency. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Ariel DuVal-Zinn.


MEC Math Corps

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Literacy
Service Term Options: Full-Time 
Service Locations: International Academy of Flint

Michigan Education Corps Math Corps’ goal is to help every Michigan child become algebra ready by ninth grade. To do achieve this goal, MEC Math Corps interventionists provide scripted, evidence-based interventions. These interventions are designed to help students master foundational math skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and practice applying these skills to solve problems.

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Ariel DuVal-Zinn.


 

Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps Child smiling

Focuses: Education, Youth, and Healthy Futures
Service Term Options: Part-Time
Service Locations: Flint

The Special Olympics Michigan AmeriCorps program works with individuals with intellectual disabilities in inclusive sports and wellness programs for varying ages. Members in this program will serve as health coaches leading small groups and classes through established curriculum. Members will plan and lead program sessions. Members in Flint will work with our Young Athletes program, serving children ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities in a sport and play program.

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Sara Galik. Apply here!


Together We Prepare Group of people smiling

Focuses: Disaster Services
Service Term Options: Full-Time
Service Locations: American Red Cross - Genesee County Chapter

The 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. 

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Ellis Gambill.


Up2UsMan holding a sign that says Flint National Service Accelerator

Focuses: Youth, Healthy Futures, and Physical Education
Service Term: Full-Time
Service Locations: Flint Community Schools

Up2Us Coaches will be working directly with school partners throughout Flint. This position will be primarily responsible for coaching a variety of sports throughout the school year in an afterschool setting. Coaches mentor students through sports and promote physical activity during the school day through programs such as Brain Breaks.

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Chris Collins. Apply here!


4-H STEAM Corps

Focuses: Community Development, Education
Service Term: Full-Time
Service Locations: Genesee County MSU Extension

Michigan State University Extension and Michigan 4-H are deploying AmeriCorps members into Michigan communities to implement 4-H STEAM Corps. 4-H STEAM Corps focuses on recruiting youth and volunteers to participate in hands-on, educational programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Programs are delivered in a 4-H SPIN (special interest) club model, and have a strong focus on family engagement.

To learn more about the program, visit their site! For more information, contact Rachel Puckett. Apply here!