Summer AmeriCorps

Summer AmeriCorps members serve for 10 weeks, beginning in June and ending in August. 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. Members receive a living allowance and education award. Visit this page to learn about the eligibility requirements and living allowance & education award amounts for the current year.

Positions are currently accepting applications, with a deadline of May 20th, 2022. All positions begin on June 6, 2022 and conclude 10 weeks later on August 14, 2022.

Contact Callye Foster, AmeriCorps VISTA Program Manager if you have any questions.

Click on the communities below to see all of the available positions!

YES Youth Empowerment Services

YES Youth Empowerment Services is committed to transforming the lives of our youth by providing activities with an emphasis on social, academic and career needs and the development of healthy leisure time recreational activities. As an AmeriCorps member you will provide learning opportunities for children ages 5-18 including STEM, art projects, healthy recreation, gardening, and outdoor education. Other duties will include engaging youth to participate in gardening and the community market. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 2 AmeriCorps members.

Girls Scouts of Montana and Wyoming

Girls Scouts of Montana and Wyoming brings their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. As an AmeriCorps member you will mentor girls to increase community awareness and equity of access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) with an emphasis on STEM, Outdoor and Life Skills activities. With a secondary goal of building access to summer educational programming in rural areas and championing female ambition. Member will research and create STEM, Financial Literacy, and Life Skills lesson plans and activities to ensure that the youth being served are learning in collaborative and hands-on settings that will engage them in contemporary topics and activities. The member will recruit volunteers and support the development of the summer programming syllabus. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 2 AmeriCorps members.

MSU Billings Upward Bound

Montana State University Billings delivers a transformative education that empowers students from diverse backgrounds to succeed. It’s vision is to Educate students to impact an evolving global community. Upward Bound is a free program that helps high school students prepare for their future after high school through meeting with an Outreach Advisor and attending a Summer Institute. Our goal is to give every participant an opportunity to further their education after high school and earn a 2 or 4 year college degree. Opportunities Advising for high school and dual enrollment classes. Get connected to tutors and gain skills to become a better student. Develop familiarity of the college and financial aid process. Prepare for college entrance exams like the ACT or SAT. Tour college campuses in Montana and surrounding states. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

MAPS Media Institute

MAPS Media Institute is committed to providing a rigorous hands-on program designed to instill a lifelong passion for learning and to equip students with the skills and confidence for academic, social and professional success in media arts. As an AmeriCorps member you support students with file projects in Harlem, Browning and Poplar. Your service will support underserved youth to future develop their personal and communication skills and strengthen their ability to discuss the importance of creativity, media arts methods, practices and future career exploration. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

The Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Technological University

The Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Technological University is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education. As an AmeriCorps member you will make a difference in the lives of those you serve in a residential summer program. You will mentor high school students and be a positive role model to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 6 AmeriCorps member.

MAPS Media Institute

MAPS Media Institute is committed to providing a rigorous hands-on program designed to instill a lifelong passion for learning and to equip students with the skills and confidence for academic, social and professional success in media arts. As an AmeriCorps member you will mentor underserved youth to future develop their personal and communication skills and strengthen their ability to discuss the importance of creativity, media arts methods, practices and future career exploration. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

MAPS Media Institute is committed to providing a rigorous hands-on program designed to instill a lifelong passion for learning and to equip students with the skills and confidence for academic, social and professional success in media arts. As an AmeriCorps member you will mentor underserved youth to future develop their personal and communication skills and strengthen their ability to discuss the importance of creativity, media arts methods, practices and future career exploration. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

All Nations Health Center

All Nations Health Center is committed to provide sustainable healthy lives for our Native people and the surrounding community through culturally based, holistic care. We are working towards instituting trauma-informed practices and policies in order to achieve holistic wellness for the Missoula Native community. As an AmeriCorps member you will mentor Native youth between 10 and 17 years old. You will join them on youth camps throughout the summer including three overnight trips. The member will help develop and plan youth activities to engage with the youth. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps members.

Families First Learning Lab

Families First Learning Lab strengthens families through education, connection, play, and partnership in an environment that creates a community where families feel supported, empowered and inspired to learn and play together. As an AmeriCorps member you will create, facilitate and engage in hands on learning through play experiences. You will assist with the development and distribution of Fair Kits which follow child enrichment themes of cultural expression, dramatic and imaginative play, empathy and kindness and social emotional development. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

Garden City Harvest

Garden City Harvest operates a network of neighborhood farms, community gardens, and seven school gardens. Also running educational Farm to School programs and youth employment programs. As an AmeriCorps member you will support the Youth Harvest Project, a therapy-based, service-oriented work program for at-risk teenagers. Your responsibilities will include serving as a role model and mentor for 7-10 youth; working alongside teen employees to perform daily farm tasks such as planting, weeding, and harvesting; training and supervising youth as they operate mobile markets at senior residences; and engaging youth in weekly produce packing and meal preparation at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. As an AmeriCorps member you will support families with summer camp providers like the YMCA to develop orientations for refugee families to educate families on guidelines, logistics, and fees. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

Soft Landing Missoula

Soft Landing Missoula partners with the community to provide supportive services and welcome for refugees and immigrants in Missoula, working together to create a home where new neighbors can integrate and thrive. As an AmeriCorps member you will provide free and accessible educational and recreational activities for refugee youth throughout the summer. You will work with other AmeriCorps members to plan and organize activities, recruit and work with volunteers, provide transportation and logistical support, and interact with and mentor refugee youth. Past activities have included mountain biking, college tours, whitewater rafting, a crafting club, a book club, English classes, and overnight trips to Yellowstone National park and Seeley Lake. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 3 AmeriCorps members.

TRIO Upward Bound University of Montana

TRIO Upward Bound provides requisite academic skills and motivation that qualifying students need for success in post-secondary education. As an AmeriCorps member you will serve on a team supporting 40 high school students in a six week residential summer camp. You will mentor youth to complete academic obligations and help with the college preparation journey.  Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps member.

YWCA Missoula

The YWCA Missoula opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. As an AmeriCorps member you will teach, lead, and mentor program participants in educational activities, outdoor leadership, and social-emotional skill development. This project is seeking two AmeriCorps members, one who will focus on the GUTS! Summer Outdoor Adventure program, and one who will focus on the YWCA’s Youth Services. With the GUTS! Program, you will plan, implement, and evaluate youth leadership training and volunteering with girls and gender-diverse youth aged 9-15. With Youth Services you will develop and facilitate educational, creative, and trauma-informed programming with houseless youth of varying ages. Both members will collaborate with community partners to expand summer activities related to the topics of watersheds, botany, nutrition, and technology. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 2 AmeriCorps members.

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (HMFM) keeps Missoula County history alive for the education and enjoyment of all of its visitors. HMFM provides free educational programs to schools, local organizations, and the public. As a summer AmeriCorps member you’ll help prevent summer learning loss by providing hands-on activities to partnering summer camps, mentor 5-10 Jr. Docents, and inspire a love of learning by creating your own drop-in activities open to visitors of all backgrounds. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 1 AmeriCorps members.

Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound

Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide low-income, first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education. As an AmeriCorps member you will supervise students during a series of field experiences focusing on community service, academic enrichment, and college visitation. Small groups of 6-12 students will participate in 4-5 day trail maintenance, natural resource preservation, plant restoration, and college visit trips. You will assist with daily activities in remote camp settings, on college campuses, and other sites. You will also assist with trip preparation, camp set up and take down, and all camp and campus related activities. Apply Today!

This project is seeking 3 AmeriCorps members.

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