Overview

HEALTHForward AmeriCorps Program Mission: To recruit and engage high school, college and health
professions students in service learning activities with the goal of increasing health knowledge in disadvantaged
communities.
Purpose of Position: The AmeriCorps member is responsible for the implementation of the Youth Health Service
Corps, Collegiate Health Service Corps and Community Based Experiential Training Programs with students
from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds in designated schools/ universities in their AHEC regional
office.

Responsibilities include:
 Engage with school/ university liaison to recruit high school, college and/ or health professions students to
participate in the health profession pipeline programs
 Conduct student volunteer trainings, including social determinants of health
 Oversee the implementation of Service Learning Projects
 Introduce various health/ public health careers
 Coordinate health education sessions, trainings, field trips and speakers
 Implement specific workshops and projects including Public Health Ambassadors Program
 Support students as participants in National Service Days; MLK Day of Service and Global Youth Service Day
 Manage and track student participation in the program and program outcomes
 Conduct program assessments
 Recruit and engage community partners, maintain contact with volunteer site coordinators, monitor service
placements
 Grant writing to support service learning activities
 Participate in AmeriCorps large service project and monthly statewide trainings
 Assist AHEC centers with ongoing community initiatives and regional events

Details and Benefits include:
 Complete a 10-month service commitment, beginning in September 2022
 Full-time AmeriCorps position – 1700 total service hours, 40 hours per week, 5 holidays, 2.5 personal days
 AmeriCorps members receive a $17,000 stipend for their 44 weeks of service paid biweekly = 22 checks
 $6,495 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
 Members must be 18 years or older
 Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to become certified community health workers, qualified medical interpreters, learn applied suicide intervention skills, and any more of our trainings, at no cost! 

About Health Education Center

MISSION STATEMENT

To eliminate health disparities through recruiting, training, and sustaining and supporting health professionals from diverse backgrounds, community engagement, and advocacy.