The following are part-time AmeriCorps Team Member positions available for college students for the 2019-20 service year. Positions are listed alphabetically by city. AmeriCorps Team Members serve K-12 youth by normalizing college going, providing mentoring, and increasing student success and college access. Your service will enrich the lives of those you serve and leave lasting impacts on these students, families and Montana communities as well as help to alleviate poverty through attaining higher education. Candidates must be 17 years of age and be current college students (work-study, internship, volunteer or practicum). Team Members will complete 300 or 450 service hours during the academic year or before August 31, 2020.
Part-time College Members
Rocky Mountain College: The AmeriCorps member will provide various opportunities for Rocky students to mentor and inspire elementary age students while learning about the value of civic engagement. Through the Bears and Cubs program of one on one mentoring the team will enhance the programming to focus on college access using college student mentors. The mission of Rocky Mountain College Office of Community Engagement is to encourage lifelong dedication to community service and shared responsibility. One of the ways RMC intends to carry forth that mission is to develop an AmeriCorps team that will focus on the College’s initiatives towards improving College Access, College Positive Mentoring and K-12 Student Success. Apply here!
Montana Tech Serve this year by engaging first generation, low income youth in mentoring activities designed to help them succeed in school and motive them to plan for and pursue post-secondary education. The Montana Tech AmeriCorps Team Members will collaborate with local partner schools and organizations to promote and facilitate college positive activities for k-12 youth. The team will work together to implement various projects, including but not limited to: engaging students in school and after school mentoring at partner schools and organizations, delivering college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, facilitating a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment for recent high school graduates, recruiting and supporting college students as college positive volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, assisting with/participating in required national days of service projects, and engaging students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. To serve this year with Montana Tech, apply here.
EmpowerMT Serve this year by empowering youth to reduce prejudice, prevent violence, and resolve conflict through facilitating leadership trainings, mentoring programs, and after school programming. The EmpowerMT AmeriCorps Team Members will assist in developing youth leaders in violence prevention at Big Sky High School by facilitating mentoring programs for young men and LGBTQ students. The team will provide early exposure to violence prevention and leadership training through the after school Empowering People, Inspiring Change (EPIC) Club at local feeder schools. Large-scale school climate improvement will be aided by the organization of EmpowerMT Leadership Matters trainings for freshman, school-wide Diversity Week activities, and the recruitment of student volunteers to lead EmpowerMT programming. To serve this year with EmpowerMT, apply here.
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula – The AmeriCorps team members will support K-12 college readiness through engaging academic programs both on our historic site and in local k-12 schools. Members will serve with the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Target Range School, CS Porter Middle School, and Big Sky HS. The team will engage youth from three local schools to visit the University of Montana archives/anthropology, education, or history department. The programs will help the students connect the academic departments and major, with the careers they support. The team will mentor youth to develop parts of the new exhibit at Historical Museum Fort Missoula to open in 2019, working with up to 70 students in their classroom and on site. They will create relationships with teachers to support the work on this project and guide members in how to help foster creativity, keep students on track. Work one-on-one or in small groups with students to develop exhibit ideas, go through production steps and revision. Apply Here!
International Rescue Committee: The AmeriCorps member will serve with schools, childcare facilities, and after-school and summer camp providers like the YMCA to develop orientations for refugee families to educate families on guidelines, logistics, and fees. The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Apply here!
spectrUM Discovery Area Serve this year by engaging preschool-8th grade youth in hands-on science activities at spectrUM Discovery Area and in spectrUM’s clubs, camps, and outreach programs. You will provide high-quality science education through the use of interactive exhibits, activities, and demonstrations. As a spectrUM Science Educator, you will serve as a role model to the High School Explainers while they grow their science and education capabilities and provide opportunities for youth attending spectrUM programs to meet with and interact with role models from the university and community to encourage college going. To serve this year with spectrUM, apply here.
Watershed Education Network Missoula’s drinking water depends on the pristine aquifer and the health of the Clark Fork River. By advancing water education activities, school field trip and science expansion for middle school and high school students, college pursuits and career readiness in natural resource fields. These all lead to better-informed, watershed literate citizens. Ensure more students have a quality experience in place-based education with water resource topics. Team Members will present Next Generation Science Standards to middle school and high school classes and engage the youth in water education activities and field trip experiences as well as assist with WEN’s class lessons, and field trip outlines/scripts and engage youth in these activities increasing their understanding of the science of water. Apply Here.
Richland County Boys & Girls Club Serve this year by engaging youth in academic mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club and local school districts to encourage student success and post-secondary enrollment. The Richland County Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps Team Members will support first generation, low income youth through academic mentoring, civic engagement, and promoting healthy lifestyles at the Boys and Girls Club. The team will engage in variety of projects including supporting a food stability/backpack programs, delivering financial aid and scholarship workshops, assisting with college and job fairs, facilitating community and school based mentoring programs, recruiting and supporting college student volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, assisting with required national days of service projects, and engaging students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. The team will partner with school districts in Richland and Dawson Counties to encourage post-secondary education through financial aid workshops, college and job fairs, scholarship preparation workshops, and mentor programs. To serve with the Richland County Boys & Girls Club, Apply Here.
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