Following are opportunities to serve this summer as AmeriCorps or VISTA service members. Positions are listed by the city in which members will serve. To learn more about each organization, click the organization name. Click the "to apply" link for any positions you would like to apply. All summer service terms are 10 weeks beginning June 1, 2018 and ending August 9, 2018. For stipend, scholarship and benefit information, click here.
APPLICATIONS DUE BY TUESDAY MAY 22!
Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County – Serve this summer by Promoting Healthy Food Habits or Assisting with Summer Brain Gain! The Summer Associate working to promote healthy food habits will facilitate farm-to-table and meal site activities, assist with meal service, and work on outreach to improve summer feeding program attendance. The Brain Gain Summer Associate will work on summer learning loss prevention efforts through the implementation and facilitation of Brain Gain, Boys & Girls Club summer learning loss prevention program, and other related academic and STEM programs and activities. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Cascade County is to enable all young people, especially those who are in the most need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Apply here.
Sunburst Unlimited, Inc. – Serve this summer with Sunburst Unlimited's Summer in the Garden program. Summer Associates, working in partnership with other community summer programs, will mentor 120-200 underserved K-7 youth in growing, harvesting, preparing, serving and eating their own fresh produce from their 2-acre garden on city park land. Because of AmeriCorps VISTAs, Sunburst Unlimited has been able to increase the number of partnerships and kids served. Last year the three Summer Associates served over 150 youth and established collaborations with St. Vincent de Paul and Montana Food Bank Network to provide snacks every day. Apply here and contact Mike Dalton 406-868-2359.
MAPS Media Institute – Serve this summer with MAPS (Media Arts in Public Schools)! MAPS offers award-winning programs to empower young people through hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). The goal of MAPS is to inspire Montana's rural, under-served, 8th – 12th grade students through courses in Film, Design, Music, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Through these programs students learn self-confidence, leadership and empathy for others, creating a strong foundation for the success in all their future endeavors. 2018 Summer Associates will assist with STEAM based summer media arts program for 8th -12th grade students, and will also assist the MAPS production crew on several week-long intensive workshops focused primarily on Montana's Indian Reservations. Apply here and contact Clare Ann Harff (406) 363-4824.
YMCA Helena – This summer serve with the Helena Family YMCA in the Summer Literacy Academy. Help provide access to academic and enrichment activities for Helena’s literacy challenged and economically disadvantaged youth. Some of the main activities within the project include: assisting certified teachers in the implementation and facilitation of reading and enrichment curriculum including arts, music, physical activity, character development, STEM, nutrition education, and family engagement. Summer Members will guide the academic and social development of children ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy environment. Apply here and contact Stacy Elton (406)-202-8749
Flagship Summer AmeriCorps Program – AmeriCorps members will be based at either Franklin, Lowell, or Hawthorne Elementary Schools for the summer Flagship camp. Members will support the schools in preparing for the summer programs before camp and help with developing and implementing curriculum for lessons. The activities will vary in art, math, science, literacy, physical recreation, field trips, special presentations, and team building. AmeriCorps members will receive training on Montana Behavior Initiative (MBI) and other Flagship policies and procedures before camp begins. Members will manage youth behaviors through the implementation of MBI strategies. Members will support staff on program implementation which includes outreach to community partners on field trips and presentations, ensuring programs are running smoothly, measuring the impact of programs by compiling student evaluations and attendance, and maintaining data records. Apply Here.
Salish Kootenai College – Serve with SKC as an Upward Bound Team Leader this summer. Upward Bound Team members will work with students in grades 9-12 during the Upward Bound college preparatory summer component, providing support to students in completing academic, retention, career exploration, and college visitation activities designed to better prepare low income, first-generation Upward Bound students for success in postsecondary education. This summer staff, students, and participants will integrate an educational model referred to as “growth mindset” which focuses on multiple intelligences, individual interest and effort, and a belief that intelligence, and therefore learning, is an ongoing process of exploring and realizing talent, creativity, and potential. Apply here and contact Heather Licht (406)-275-4988
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