Types of Service

Montana Campus Compact offers opportunities for several types of AmeriCorps service in the state of Montana. Individuals who are interested in committing to a full-time service year experience should familiarize themselves with the AmeriCorps College Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA position types below, as well as our application process for full-year members, found here.

Individuals who are interested in serving part-time or for less than a year should explore the options for Summer and College AmeriCorps. These position types are designed to be accessible for students who are committed to their education, but also want opportunities to engage in national service and gain valuable skills before graduating.

Service Activities

As a College Coach, you have opportunities to engage with students one-on-one and in small groups, develop curriculum and programming, and much more. You regularly see the beneficiaries of your service in-person, and you have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with students and community members. You can explore available positions here.

  • High school coaches mentor first-generation and low-income high school students to build a pathway to college and increase academic success.
  • College success coaches mentor first-generation and low-income college students to be successful in completing their degree or certificate programs.
  • Student success mentors help younger students to explore careers, develop interests in STEM fields, and explore the idea of college.
  • College Coaches also develop a team of part-time college student AmeriCorps members to increase the impact of their project and promote volunteerism and community engagement.

Service Term

September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023

Flexible end dates

Service normally ends August 31st. Based on your future schooling or job prospects, we are be able to accommodate flexible end dates earlier in the month of August. All members must complete at least 1,700 hours.

Decisions made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with host site.

Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years old.
Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or higher degree preferred; Some college considered.
Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Alien.
Must not be registered, or required to be registered, on a state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry.
Must not have been convicted of murder, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1111.
Must be willing to consent to a criminal history check.

Living Allowance

$634 (pre-tax) every two weeks

Housing

$2,000 yearly housing allowance, distributed biweekly with living allowance

Education Award

$6,495 Education Award
Learn about how you can use your award here.
Eligible for Education Award matching programs at many Colleges and Universities in the United States. Learn more here.
AmeriCorps College Coaches who are at least age 55 on their first day of service may transfer the Education Award to their child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, or foster child.

Health Insurance

Eligible for health insurance via the Corps Network at no cost. Members electing to receive health insurance through MTCC will be enrolled in the plan automatically, beginning on their first day of service.
If they prefer, members may elect to remain on their own insurance plan, remain on a family or spouse’s insurance plan, or enroll/remain enrolled in Medicaid.

Access to All One Health member assistance program.

TIme Off

10 Days of Personal Leave
10 Days of Sick/Medical Leave

Childcare

Eligible for assistance covering childcare expenses through the AmeriCorps Childcare Program.

Employers of National Service

Eligible for hiring preference with Employers of National Service, which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Professional Development

Professional development and training opportunities, and will develop skills in:

Community Networking and outreach
Program development
Marketing and social media management
Event planning and execution
Curriculum development – sharing your passions and skills with students
Mentoring high school students
Career exploration
Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility trainings
Systemic Racism training
Story writing trainings
…and more!

Service Activities

As a VISTA you provide “behind the scenes” support. You make it possible for organizations to provide services to more people in more ways with greater efficiency, but you do not regularly meet in-person with the beneficiaries of your service. You can explore available positions here.

  • VISTAs serve with schools, colleges, nonprofits, and government agencies.
  • VISTAs build an organization’s capacity by writing grants, recruiting volunteers, assessing community needs, building partnerships, or developing new programs.
  • VISTA service impacts K-12 youth, low income and first generation college students, veterans and military families, and other populations experiencing the effects of poverty.
  • VISTA service moves populations out of poverty by empowering communities to develop sustainable solutions specific to their needs and situations.

Service Term

July 5, 2022 to July 4, 2023

OR

August 15, 2022 to August 14, 2023

Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years old.

Bachelor’s, or higher degree preferred; Associate’s degree and relevant work experience considered.

Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Alien. Or legally residing in a state under one of the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

Must not be registered, or required to be registered, on a state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry.

Must not have been convicted of murder, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1111.

Must be willing to consent to a criminal history check.

Living Allowance

$575.40 (pre-tax) every two weeks

Education Award

$6,495 Education Award

Learn about how you can use your award here.

Eligible for Education Award matching programs at many Colleges and Universities in the United States. Learn more here.

AmeriCorps VISTA members may elect to receive an an end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 in place of the Education Award. AmeriCorps VISTA members who are not a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Alien may only receive the cash stipend, and are not eligible to receive a Segal Education Award. Learn more about the stipend.

Relocation

If relocating more than 50 miles, a one-time relocation payment of $750 plus $0.40 per mile after beginning service.

If returning home at the end of the service term, an additional one-time relocation payment of $750 plus $0.40 per mile after concluding service.

Health Insurance

Eligible for health insurance via the International Medical Group at no cost. Members electing to receive health insurance through AmeriCorps VISTA will be enrolled in the plan automatically, beginning on their first day of service.

If they prefer, members may elect to remain on their own insurance plan, remain on a family or spouse’s insurance plan, or enroll/remain enrolled in Medicaid.

AmeriCorps VISTA members electing to remain on their own insurance may enroll in the AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Allowance. Learn more here.

TIme Off

10 Days of Personal Leave

10 Days of Sick/Medical Leave

Noncompetetive Eligibility

Receive noncompetitive eligibility when applying for federal jobs for one year after completing their term of service. Learn more here and here.

Childcare

Eligible for assistance covering childcare expenses through the AmeriCorps Childcare Program.

Other Benefits

Professional development and training opportunities.

Eligible for hiring preference with Employers of National Service.

Access to My Life Expert member assistance program.

Service Activities

Summer AmeriCorps positions may offer a range of possible service activities. Most commonly, positions focus on hands-on service with students to address learning loss and food insecurity during the out-of-school period. Projects are frequently related to summer camps and meal programs offered by libraries, food banks, Boys & Girls clubs, museums, and other nonprofits. You can explore available positions here.

Service Term

June 6, 2022 to August 14, 2022 (10 weeks)

Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years old; or 17 years old with parental permission.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Alien. Or legally residing in a state under one of the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

Must not be registered, or required to be registered, on a state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry.

Must not have been convicted of murder, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1111.

Must be willing to consent to a criminal history check.

Living Allowance

$575.40 (pre-tax) every two weeks

Education Award

$1,342.86 Education Award

Learn about how you can use your award here.

Eligible for Education Award matching programs at many Colleges and Universities in the United States. Learn more here.

Relocation

Not eligible for relocation assistance.

Health Insurance

Not eligible for health insurance.

TIme Off

Time off available only in emergency situations.

Noncompetetive Eligibility

Do not receive noncompetitive eligibility for federal employment opportunities.

Childcare

Not eligible for childcare assistance.

Other Benefits

Professional development and training opportunities.

Eligible for hiring preference with Employers of National Service.

Service Activities

AmeriCorps positions available to college students focus on academic support and near-peer mentorship for high school and college students, and can include homework help, college application help, test prep, and other hands-on education activities. Projects are frequently associated with local high schools, college food pantries, TRIO offices, and Upward Bound programs. You can explore available positions here.

Service Term

College Student AmeriCorps members commit to complete either 300 or 450 hours of service. These members serve for one or two semesters, and sometimes continue into the summer. Positions can begin at any point in the year, but usually within the first weeks of a semester.

Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years old; or 17 years old with parental permission.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Must be enrolled as a student at an MTCC affiliate campus. A list of our affiliate campuses can be found here.

Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Alien.

Must not be registered, or required to be registered, on a state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry.

Must not have been convicted of murder, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1111.

Must be willing to consent to a criminal history check.

Living Allowance

Not eligible for a living allowance.

Eligible to combine AmeriCorps service with work study, internship, or practicum and to receive compensation as appropriate.

Education Award

$1,342.86 Education Award

Learn about how you can use your award here.

Eligible for Education Award matching programs at many Colleges and Universities in the United States. Learn more here.

Relocation

Not eligible for relocation assistance.

Health Insurance

Not eligible for health insurance.

TIme Off

Scheduling is handled by service site and must allow the member to complete their hour commitment (300 or 450 hours) on time. Requests for time off are handled by the service site.

Noncompetetive Eligibility

Do not receive noncompetitive eligibility for federal employment opportunities.

Childcare

Not eligible for childcare assistance.

Other Benefits

Professional development and training opportunities.

Eligible for hiring preference with Employers of National Service.