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 loan(s) qualify for this benefit. This is not an automatic benefit of the program. Health insurance and childcare assistance are available for members meeting eligibility requirements and serving 1,200 hours or more.

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Terms of Service Details

Term of Service Service Hours Service Weeks Weekly Hours Living Allowance Education Award Last Enrollment Date
Three Quarter Time 1,200 36 35-40 $11,295 $4,441.50 Dec. 6, 2021
Reduced Half Time 675 36 20-25 $6,354 $2,417.14 Dec. 6, 2021
Quarter Time 450 24 20-25 $4,236 $1,678.57 March 14, 2022
Minimum Time 300 24 15-20 $2,823 $1,342.86 March 14, 2022

  • 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 COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Positions

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Positions

Members are currently being recruited to fill Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps positions at the following service locations:

Altoona
Caring Hands Outreach
Food Security
450 hours / 24 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Ames
Mid-Iowa Community Action
Food Security
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Position Filled
 
Cedar Rapids
Catherine McAuley Center
Economic Services & Food Security
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
Position Filled
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Position Filled
 
Cedar Rapids
His Hands Free Clinic
Health Access
675 hours / 24 weeks – 30 hours per week
Position Filled
Cedar Rapids
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
Food Security
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Cedar Rapids
ISU Extension- Linn County Master Gardeners
Food Security
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Position Filled
 
Cedar Rapids
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Food Security
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Position Filled
 
Cedar Rapids
United We March Forward
Food Security
450 hours / 24 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications for Spring Start
 
Coralville
Coralville Community Food Pantry
Food Security
450 hours / 24 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Council Bluffs
New Visions Homeless Services
Food Security & Shelter/Housing Support
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
 
Decorah
Seed Savers Exchange
Food Security
450 hours / 24 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications for Spring Start
Des Moines
IMPACT Community Action Partnership
Economic Services & Programs
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
 
Des Moines
Oakridge Neighborhood
Food Security
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Des Moines
Watchmen
Food Security
675 hours / 24 weeks – 30 hours per week
Position Filled
 
Des Moines
Willkie House, Inc.
Education Support
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Des Moines
WesleyLife Meals on Wheels
Food Security
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
 
Dubuque
Salvation Army
Food Security
675 hours / 24 weeks – 30 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Iowa City
CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank
Food Security
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
675 hours / 36 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
 
North Liberty
North Liberty Community Pantry
Food Security
450 hours / 24 weeks – 20 hours per week
Accepting Applications
Waterloo
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Food Security
1200 hours / 36 weeks – 40 hours per week
Accepting Applications
 
West Burlington
The Homestead 1839
Food Security
300 hours / 24 weeks – 15 hours per week
Accepting Applications for Spring Start




 
For more information, contact:

Sacha Wise

Jessi Carver

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