MTCC’s Response to COVID-19

MTCC’s staff and service members are continuing to work and support our campuses, partners and service members during the pandemic. Click on each of the topics below to learn more:

While some members of our network office staff are working in the office at UM, many of us are working remotely. The best way to reach us is via email. We are on email all day so if you need something we’ll get back to you when we receive a request. Click on the name of the person you wish to reach to email them: Eli Bowe, Dannette Fadness, Callye Foster, Rachel Keo, Eileen Lamble, Laurie Berg, Josh Vanek, Andrea Vernon.

Yes. Our work is based on campus and community needs and those needs have only gotten bigger during the COVID-19 crisis.

Soon we will begin recruiting for both 10-week summer positions (running June through August 2021) as well as year-long positions beginning in summer and fall 2021. Please watch our recruitment page here, or email Eli Bowe for more information.

Montana Campus Compact prioritizes the health and safety of our national service members, campus/community partners, and the people we serve. We are closely following CDC and MT DPPHS guidance to ensure that national service members are able to serve in a safe and socially responsible way.

Our National Service programs continue to operate and support campuses and their communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Members follow safety protocols, mentor virtually, and may serve remotely in some cases. AmeriCorps members’ health and safety is the number one priority for MTCC and our host sites. A period of quarantine may be required if a new member is moving to Montana from out of state, please discuss this if you are planning to move to Montana for service. Different communities have different approaches to COVID and requirements, and your supervisor will know best. Provisions will be made to accommodate best practices for safety when new members arrive in Montana, and we also encourage adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s and Montana DPHHS’s guidance in addition.

COVID-19 in Montana has created situations in which statewide, regional, and local leaders face increased significant community challenges and organization needs that AmeriCorps programs and members may be able to alleviate. To request help from a service member, visit the Governor’s Office of Community Service here.

If you have more questions about becoming a service member or hosting a service member during the COVID-19 pandemic, we would love to speak with you.  Please call (406-243-5175) or email Josh Vanek.

To learn about what our members are up to during the COVID-19 Pandemic, read their stories in our blog here.