COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps

COVID-19 Programs

AmeriCorps

COVID-19 Recovery-Related AmeriCorps Positions

Iowa Economic Development Authority is working with dozens of community organizations across the state to leverage AmeriCorps State members for intensive, full- and part-time positions to support ongoing needs as a result of the impact of COVID-19. Positions are being filled now. If your organization is a 501(c), government or tribal organization, K-12 school, institute of higher education or faith-based organization responding to COVID-19 needs in your community, contact AmeriCorps program staff for information on how to apply to be a host site. 

Benefits of Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Positions:

  • Living Allowance | Members receive the living allowance associated with the term of service. The living allowance is paid in equal increments across the term of service, and members receive payment every other week via direct deposit.
  • Education Award | AmeriCorps members receive a Segal Education Award when a term is successfully completed. The education award can be used on existing qualified student loans or toward future education opportunities. AmeriCorps members age 55 or older can transfer the education award to a child or grandchild.
  • Other Benefits | Student loan deferment, forbearance or forgiveness opportunities are available depending on the type of student loan. It is the member's responsibility to obtain information about whether their loan(s) qualify for this benefit. This is not an automatic benefit of the program. Childcare assistance is available for eligible members serving full time.

COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Terms of Service Details 2022-2023 Program Year

Term of Service Service Hours Service Weeks Weekly Hours Living Allowance Education Award Last Enrollment Date
Three Quarter Time 1,200 36 40 $13,554 $4,546.50 December 5, 2022
Half Time 900 24 40 $10,161 $3,247.50 March 13, 2023
Reduced Half Time 675 36 20 $7,623 $2,474.27 December 5, 2022
Quarter Time 450 24 20 $5,085 $1,718.25 March 13, 2023
Quarter Time* 450 16 30 $5,085 $1,718.25 TBA
Minimum Time* 300 10 35 $3.388 $1,374.60 TBA

*Spring/Summer 2023

  • Must be 18 years of age or older by start date
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or be in process of completion
  • Must be either a citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks

If you meet the following qualifications and characteristics, apply below to become an Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps member.

  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member, provide support, communicate clearly, ask for guidance when needed and admit mistakes
  • Ability to handle responsibility, make decisions and problem-solve in the moment
  • Emotional maturity, situational awareness and comfort taking broad direction
  • Flexibility and capacity to take initiative
  • Willingness and ability to assist in maintaining a clean, healthy environment
  • Ability to set healthy boundaries with others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience with diverse populations with complex needs
     

Apply Here for 2022-2023 COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Positions

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Positions

Members are currently being recruited to fill COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps positions for the 2022-2023 program year. Members addressing food security serve at food banks and pantries to increase the capacity and efficiency of food distribution. Positions with an Economic Opportunity focus support programs at community action centers and other organizations providing services for refugees, immigrants, people who are unhoused, people facing economic difficulties and low-income households. Volunteer Management positions will support recruitment, training, scheduling and supervision of volunteers. AmeriCorps member positions are available at the following service locations:

Ames
Mid-Iowa Community Action
Food Security
Part Time
Position Filled
 
Cedar Rapids
Catherine McAuley Center
Economic Opportunity & Volunteer Management
Full Time
Accepting Applications
 
Cedar Rapids
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Food Security
Part Time
Positions Filled
 
Coralville
Coralville Community Food Pantry
Food Security
Full Time or Part Time
Position Filled
 
Council Bluffs
New Visions Homeless Services
Economic Opportunity & Food Security
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Decorah
Seed Savers Exchange
Food Security
Part Time *March Start
Accepting Applications
 
Decorah
Decorah Community Food Pantry
Food Security
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Des Moines
Catholic Charities of Des Moines
Economic Opportunity & Programs
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Des Moines
WesleyLife Meals on Wheels
Food Security & Volunteer Management
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Des Moines
Willkie House, Inc.
Economic Opportunity
Full Time *Spring Start
Accepting Applications
 
Iowa City
CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank
Food Security & Economic Opportunity
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Iowa City
National Alliance of Mental Illness of Johnson County
Volunteer Management
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Iowa City
Table to Table
Food Security
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Iowa Falls
Mid-Iowa Community Action
Food Security
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
North Liberty
North Liberty Community Pantry
Food Security
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Waterloo
Operation Threshold
Economic Opportunity
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
Waverly
Northeast Iowa Community Action, Bremer County
Food Security & Economic Opportunity
Part Time
Accepting Applications
 
West Burlington
The Homestead 1839
Food Security
Part Time *2023 Spring Start
Accepting Applications
 
For more information, contact:

Sacha Wise

Jessi Carver

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