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AmeriCorps in Alabama

Want to Serve as an AmeriCorps State Member in Alabama?!

 

Go to my.americorps.gov and select 'Search Listings' to look for openings in Alabama or across the country. There are various filters available to narrow your search. Or you can call the national recruitment database at 1-800-94-CORPS (Voice)/1-800-833-3722 (TDD).

 

For additional questions, you can contact a program directly from the list below or contact the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services at (334) 242-1549 or email Jade Gantt, AmeriCorps Outreach, Engagement, and Training Coordinator for more information.

 

Please note, the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services does not manage the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The AmeriCorps VISTA program is managed by the AL CNCS Office in Birmingham, AL. Please contact their office at (205) 731-1580 or email al@cns.gov.

 

For information on AmeriCorps Programs (AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC/FEMA Corps), please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service

 

 

 

 

Interested in Hosting an Alabama AmeriCorps State Program?!

 

Non-profit, state, and local government agencies are eligible to host AmeriCorps programs. Contact the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services at (334) 242-1549 or email, and we'll be happy to get you information about how your agency can apply to host an AmeriCorps program. You can also look at funding information on our Funding Opportunities page.

Interested in working with AL AmeriCorps State?

 

Occasionally the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services/AL State Service Commission will hire for positions with our AmeriCorps State - National Service team or with our Disaster Preparedness and Response team. If you are interested in becoming a part of the team, be sure to check out our website for position announcements! The announcement will be posted here!

ABOUT AMERICORPS
AmeriCorps grants support organizations that sponsor national service programs to tackle community needs in education, veterans and military families, economic opportunity, health, environmental stewardship, and disaster preparedness.  Grants cover some of the operating cost of the program, in addition to a small stipend for the AmeriCorps member, which is matched by the recipient organization.  Programs which operate in one state only are funded through and supported by their Governor appointed state service commission.  Multi-state programs and Indian Tribe programs are funded directly by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services functions as the Alabama State Service Commission, making the office responsible for the administrative, fiscal and programmatic oversight, technical assistance, and program development as well as the provision of cross stream training opportunities to national service providers in Alabama. The office also facilitates the development and implementation of the State Service Plan.
Checkout the following CNCS video. This simple and condensed rundown about AmeriCorps will help explain what AmeriCorps is, what members do, the impact of service, and the benefits members receive when they serve. For AmeriCorps FAQs, please go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps/americorps-faqs.

2019 - 2020

Alabama AmeriCorps State Programs

George C. Wallace Community College

 

 

Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program

1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL 36303

Program Director: Ryan Spry

Phone: (334) 556-2587

 

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $98,006

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 5

  • Counties Served: Barbour, Bullock, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike and Russell

 

Members utilize an academic coaching platform to implement intervention strategies to improve student success on two different campuses.                 

AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team

 

Butler County Board of Education

211 School Highlands Road, Greenville, AL 36037

Program Director: Carol McArthur

Phone: (334) 382-5199, Ext. 1401

 

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $189,824

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 20

  • Counties Served: Butler

 

Members provide instructional assistance to under challenged pre-school through 12th grade students.                     

AL Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps

SAFE Family Services Center

78 Betsy Ross Lane, Sylacauga, AL 35150

Program Director:  LaKesha Ross

Phone: (706) 537-5586             

        

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $151,179

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 25

  • Counties Served: Talladega, Houston, Lee, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa

 

Members provide tutoring, job readiness, and health awareness services to help young people develop resiliency.

Building Lives, Bettering Communities AmeriCorps

 

YWCA Central Alabama

309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Program Director: Angela Scott Abdur-Rasheed

Phone: (205) 322-9922

 

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $638,064

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 42 

  • Counties Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount

Members serve in a multi-focused consortium with the YWCA and partnering agencies engaging in service related to homelessness, affordable housing, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and domestic violence services.                         

Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps Team

Mobile Baykeeper

450C Government St., Mobile, AL 36602

Program Director: Casi Callaway
Phone: (251) 433-4229

 

 

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $113,940

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 11

  • Counties Served: Mobile, Baldwin, Jefferson, Shelby, Calhoun, Etowah, DeKalb, Coosa, St. Clair, Clay, Chilton, Talladega, Cleburne, Elmore, Autauga

 

Members lead presentations and train the community to be monitors, recruit volunteers to build stewardship, and conduct inspections and environmental watching activities.                       

Selma AmeriCorps Program

 

City of Selma

222 Broad St., Selma, AL 36701

Program Director: Teresa Carter

Phone: (334) 874-5324

 

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $331,722

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 48  

  • Counties Served: Dallas

 

Members provide tutoring services to students in Selma and Dallas County, Alabama.                         

Teach For America - Alabama

Teach For America

2301 1st Avenue North, Suite 105, Birmingham, AL 35203

Program Director:  Damon Bailey

Phone: (205) 583-4637

  • Awarded Federal Funding: $77,000

  • Awarded AmeriCorps Members: 77

  • Counties Served: Jefferson, Madison, Dallas, Hale, Perry

 

Members teach for two years in low-income and disadvantaged schools.