AmeriCorps Programs in Oregon

2015

American Red Cross Cascades Region
Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC)
The Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC) is a statewide AmeriCorps program administered by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. Since 2002, the program has provided nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, government agencies and schools with the opportunity to sponsor an AmeriCorps member OSSC teams serve 20,000-25,000 people around the state each year. Contacts: Mark Johnson
Phones: 503-528-5622
Email: [email protected] Website: https://sites.google.com/site/oregonstateservicecorps/home
Members: 57 full-time members, 6 part-time members
Counties: Statewide

Confluence Environmental Center AmeriCorps
Confluence AmeriCorps Members address critical environmental needs related to energy and resource conservation, healthy watersheds, and environmental education, including garden-based education. Confluence Members primarily serve low-income communities and communities of color, as these populations are most affected by social and environmental inequities.
Contact: Lara Jones
Phone: 503-719-6779
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://confluencecenter.org/
Members: 24 full-time members
Counties: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington

Ethos Music Center
Rural Outreach AmeriCorps
This full-time AmeriCorps program provides youth in rural underserved communities with opportunities to access music education, programming and to stimulate ongoing support for music education offerings.
Contact: Sei Harris
Phone: 503-283-8467 x111
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ethos.org
Members: 10 full-time members
Counties: Statewide

FoodCorps
FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, we implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Our Service Members: Teach kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from; build and tend school gardens; and bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias. FoodCorps Oregon is hosted by the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Market Access and Certification Program as a tool for forwarding the agency's work supporting local market development; improving Oregonians’ agricultural, food and environmental literacy; strengthening community food security; and encouraging new career entrants into food systems work.
Contact: Emily Ritchie
Phone: 503-872-6600
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://foodcorps.org/where-we-work/oregon
Members: 7 full-time members
Counties: Jackson, Josephine, Multnomah, Marion, Tillamook, Benton and Union

Forest Grove School District
Partnerships for Student Achievement
AmeriCorps members serve in Washington County elementary, middle and high schools. Member activities vary from school to school, but all member service includes tutoring, mentoring, parent involvement programs and volunteer generation.
Contact: Jeri Lerwick
Phone: 503-359-8110 x4537
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.PSAForestGrove.org
Members: 25 full-time members
County: Washington

Habitat for Humanity International
National Direct members serving with Habitat affiliates can swing a hammer on the construction site, recruit partner families and recruit and coordinate volunteers. The positions are "hands on" with members interacting directly with partner families and volunteers. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian ministry, founded on the convition that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.
Contact: Paul Foppe
Phone: 800-422-4828 x5044
Website: http://www.habitat.org/americorps
Bend Area Habitat for Humanity Website: http://www.bendhabitat.org/
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East Website: http://habitatportlandmetro.org/
Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity Website: http://www.sehabitat.org/
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Website: http://www.habitatwest.org/
Members: 12 full-time members
Cities: Bend, Eugene, Hillsboro, Portland, Springfield

Heart of Oregon Corps
Heart of Oregon Corps is a youth training and employment program that provides an avenue to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth and maintain the natural environment.
Heart of Oregon AmeriCorps Program
Supports disconnected young adults ages 17-27 by providing service opportunities for members while they work towards their GED or diploma, prepare for college and gain work experience. After service members are better prepared to begin a career path, post-secondary education or both.
Contact: Devon Comstock
Phone: 541-633-7834
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.heartoforegon.org/americorps.htm
Members: 4 full-time members and 44 part-time members
Counties: Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Wheeler
Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps
Provides a work-learn opportunity for youth ages 16-18. Members work on public lands in a natural resource based hands-on education and employment program.
Contact: Kara Johnson
Phone: 541-526-1380
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.heartoforegon.org/coycc.htm
Members: 30 members (minimum time positions) Counties: Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Wheeler

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest recruits, places, and supports full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV) AmeriCorps members for a year or more of service focusing on the values of community, spirituality, simple living, and social and ecological justice. During their year, JV AmeriCorps members live in both urban centers and rural communities throughout Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. They are placed in 107 different schools, social service, community health centers, environmental, and public agencies, and serve over 150,000 marginalized people, including individuals experiencing homeless, adults with mental disabilities, women fleeing abuse, at-risk youth, people who are unemployed, uninsured, and disenfranchised, as well as fragile ecosystems around the Pacific Northwest.
Contact: Mary Hegel
Phone: 503-335-8202
Email: [email protected]
Website: jvcnorthwest.org
Members: 31 full-time members in Oregon (135 total across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington)

Lasallian Volunteers, Catholic Volunteer Network
Members serve the poor in association with the De La Salle Christian Brothers and share community. Member activities occur at De La Salle North Catholic High school where members work with students, to provide a learning environment that values cultural, spiritual, and ethnic diversity and provides each student with the opportunity to succeed through small class sizes, high expectations, and active participation.
Contact: Dylan Perry
Email: [email protected]
Members: 4 full-time members
County: Multnomah

Metropolitan Family Service
Metropolitan Family Service AmeriCorps
With a focus on building youth success and strengthening early childhood development, the MFS AmeriCorps program places members in Portland area Community School programs to address escalating needs among children and families. Members develop and teachhealth and wellness focused service learning classes and projects for students; support early childhood parent-child interaction groups; coordinate health and wellness focused family events and workshops; recruit and coordinate family and community volunteers; teach financial literacy workshops for families and community individuals; and lead & support site-specific projects and activities.
Contact: Annalise Albright Woods
Phone: 503-688-1778
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.metfamily.org/americorps/
Members: 21 full-time members and 9 summer part-time members
Counties: Clackamas and Multnomah

Mt. Adams Institute
VetsWork AmeriCorps and Public Lands Stewards
VetsWork is a career development program for military veterans, ages 21-35, interested in the public lands / natural resources management / environment sector. Members serve with local, state, federal land, conservation agencies throughout Oregon and Washington.
Contact: Katie Schmidt
Phone: 509-395-3465
Email:[email protected]
Website: http://www.mtadamsinstitute.com/
Members: 35 full-time slots 10 quarter-time (450 hrs) 10 half time (675 hrs)
States: Oregon and Washington

Northwest Youth Corps
AmeriCorps programs at NYC engage youth and young adults in environmental stewardship projects designed to increase access to open spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities, add economic value, and promote healthy lifestyles among both AmeriCorps members and the communities in which they are serving.
Contact: Jackie Hall
Phone: 541-349-7513
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/
Members: Full-time and part-time members
Cities: Eugene, Portland, Wenatchee (Wash.)

Open Meadow Alternative School
Open Meadow Post-Secondary Readiness Corps
Strong, healthy communities have pathways to success for everyone. Education is central to creating these pathways; and key to disrupting core issues of racism, poverty, and violence that are barriers to success. Open Meadow focuses on young people: endowing them with the skills, power and hope to be agents of change in their communities. Open Meadow Post-Secondary Readiness AmeriCorps members serve closely with high school students and play key roles in preparing them for entry and persistence in college.
Contact: Ernie Guerrero
Phone: 503-488-5188
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.openmeadow.org/
Members: 10 full-time members
City: Portland

Oregon Campus Compact
Connect2Complete
Connect2Complete is focused on improving graduation rates for Oregon community college students through community-engaged learning and service. Connect2Complete empowers students in developmental education classes to complete their required coursework more quickly, reach their educational goals, and ultimately graduate with a certificate or degree.
Contacts: Ari Alberg or Josh Todd
Phone: 503-406-3571 (Ari), 503-406-3575 (Josh)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.oregoncampuscompact.org/connect2complete.html
Members: 4 full-time members, 9 quarter-time members, 35 minimum-time members
Counties: Statewide

Oregon Food Bank-West
Cooking Matters
Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters is a series of cooking-based nutrition education courses presented to low-income community members through local program partners around the country. The Cooking Matters' AmeriCorps member at Oregon Food Bank-West in Beaverton will support a volunteer-staffed learning program to deliver hands-on cooking and nutrition education to low-income community members in the Portland Metro area.
Contact: Liz Long
Phone: 971-223-3372
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.oregonfoodbank.org
Members: 1 full-time member
Counties: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington

United Community Action Network (UCAN)
United Communities AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps members will address significant issues in the areas of education, healthcare, nutrition and economic opportunity through direct service and volunteer mobilization in Coos, Curry, Douglas and Josephine Counties.
Contact: Sarah McGregor
Phone: 541-672-5392 x4506
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ucancap.org/americorps
Members: 20 full-time members
Counties: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Josephine

University of Oregon
RARE Opportunities
The mission of Resource Assistance for Rural Environments - RARE AmeriCorps - is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants. RARE participants live in and assist communities in the development and implementation of projects for achieving a sustainable natural resource base and improving rural economic conditions.
Contact: Titus Tomlinson
Phone: 541-346-2879
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rare.uoregon.edu
Members: 25 full-time members
Counties: Statewide

YouthBuild
In YouthBuild, young people ages 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma while learning construction skills. In Oregon, Portland YouthBuilders also includes technology training. In YouthBuild, strong emphasis is placed on leadership development and community service.
Portland YouthBuilders
Contact: Erika Degens
Phone: 503-286-9350 x250
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pybpdx.org/
County: Multnomah
Heart of Oregon YouthBuild
Contact: Kara Johnson
Phone: 541-526-1380
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.heartoforegon.org/youthbuild.htm
Members: 3 full-time members and 44 quarter-time members
Counties: Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson