AmeriCorps Somerset County

The mission of the AmeriCorps Somerset County Program is to improve the health and well-being of low income seniors and adults in central and northern Maine. We empower community members to use available health and social resources, set realistic goals and problem solve barriers to accessing services. Our priority is to connect older adults to primary care services, food support, and opportunities to volunteer and socialize. AmeriCorps members in our program train as Community Health Workers who provide one-on-one support to individuals and families. Members also train to facilitate evidence-based group health classes such as Living Well for Better Health and the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Are you interested in supporting the health and well-being of Maine seniors? AmeriCorps members commit to a term of service in the program and are eligible to receive an education award upon successful completion of service that can be used towards tuition, future educational opportunities or top pay qualified student loan debt. Members who are aged 55+ at the time of service can gift earned education awards to their child, grandchild or foster child or grandchild. We strongly encourage women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities to apply. Click for more information on Full Time positions or Part Time positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting barbarak@mcd.org

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion.

Region Served: Somerset County and neighboring areas of Central and Northern Maine

Focus Areas: community health workers, self-management of chronic disease, improving access to primary care and food support for older adults, volunteerism

Funders: AmeriCorps Somerset County is sponsored by the Maine Commission for Community Service. The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer and service communities. Funding for AmeriCorps Somerset County is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Contact: Liz Allen, Project Manager, MCD Public Health
eallen@mcdph.org, 207-622-7566 x311

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