AmeriCorps In College

Want to serve part-time with AmeriCorps while in college and earn a $1,374.60* Education Award?  AmeriCorps college student 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 at least 300 service hours during the academic year or before August 31, 2023. Below is a list of AmeriCorps Team Member positions available for college students for the 2022-23 service year. Want to propose an AmeriCorps position, see below to learn more.  *12 Montana colleges may match up to $1,000 annually when used for tuition.

The college student AmeriCorps Team Members will engage students in academic mentoring at partner schools and organizations. They will deliver college access curriculum such as FAFSA and financial literacy workshops for students and families and a summer nudging program designed to bridge the gap between recent high school graduates and their post-secondary enrollment. To serve this year, 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. 

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 apply, contact Caitlin at

The AmeriCorps member will provide various opportunities for Blackfeet Community College students to learn about the value of civic engagement. Members will engage college students in academic mentoring and support the online learning environment.  Members will engage in cultural heritage activities and support the student food bank to support students in need. 

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 apply, contact Caitlin at

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.

To apply, contact Kristjana at

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.

To Apply, contact Sarah Howerton at

UM Humanities & Sciences Career Services – Serve by mentoring college students to be successful and plan for careers. Support the new H&S Career Services food pantry.

To Apply, contact Cheryl at

Propose an AmeriCorps project serving with youth in Montana!

Don’t see the project you would like to serve with? Are you already volunteering with youth? You can propose a project for service with youth addressing educational equity, college attainment, inspiring future scientist through STEM education and more.  To propose a project, email Dannette Fadness, AmeriCorps Director, MTCC AmeriCorps.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference: MTCC is an administrative unit of the University of Montana. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.