AmeriCorps Programs in Oregon


Campus Compact of Oregon
The Connect2Complete AmeriCorps program seeks to help participating campuses tackle chronic absenteeism as well as deepen student engagement for continued success. C2C Members will develop, implement and expand K12 academic programs that increase attendance and student engagement through mentorship, family engagement, and service learning. Additionally, our community college C2C Members will use peer mentorship and service learning to increase student involvement and help enrolled students in developmental education courses move toward graduation. Our program focuses on low-income students, students of color, and studetns who are the first in their family to attend college (first generation students). C2C Members will work with supervisors, school district attendance teams, and community college faculty and staff to create an environment at academic institutions that all students want to attend and are able to succeed.

Contacts: Matt Jernigan or Josh Todd
Phone: 503-406-3573 (Matt), 503-406-3575 (Josh)
Members: 15 full-time members
Counties: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Tillamook

College Possible Portland
College Possible Portland is a nonprofit organization working to close the degree divide for low-income students in Oregon. The organization currently serves 473 students in six high schools throughout east Multnomah County, as well as nearly 300 Portland college students in 31 colleges and universities across the nation. Programming connects these talented students with dedicated AmeriCorps members using proven campus-based and tech-connected coaching beginning their junior year of high school and continuing through college graduation. College Possible envisions a day when the future of Portland's children is determined solely on their talent, motivation and effort.

Contact: Francisco Bueno
Phone: 971-407-2962
Members: 23 full-time members
Counties: Multnomah

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
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: Megan Moran
Phone: 971-717-6902 Email:
Members: 10 full-time members
Counties: Statewide

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school, so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential. Our nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders deliver our program in high-need schools, focusing on three areas of service: hands-on lessons (they teach cooking, gardening and tasting since kids love foods they have grown and prepared themselves); healthy school meals (they create a cafeteria that steers students towards the healthiest options and get them excited to try new healthy foods); and a school-wide culture of health (they help the whole school community - everything from the teachers to the hallways to the bake sales - celebrate healthy food). 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: Aaron Poplack
Phone: 503-872-6600
Members: 10 full-time members
Counties: Jackson, Josephine, Multnomah, Marion, Tillamook, Benton, Union, Deschutes, Curry and Lake

Forest Grove School District
Partnerships for Student Achievement
AmeriCorps members serve in Washington & Yamhill County elementary, middle and high schools. Member activities include tutoring, mentoring, volunteer management, and specialized projects & initiatives.

Contact: Jeri Lerwick
Phone: 503-359-8110 x4537
Members: 20 full-time members
County: Washington & Yamhill

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 conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.

Contact: Hanna Nallett
Phone: 800-422-4828 x5003
Bend Area Habitat for Humanity Website:
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East Website:
Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity Website:
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Website:
Members: 12 full-time National members, 4 full-time VISTA members
Cities: Bend, Portland, Forest Grove, Medford, Mount Angel, Hillsboro

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: Laura Handy
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
Members: 52 members (half-time positions) Counties: Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Wheeler

Heart of Oregon YouthBuild
In YouthBuild, young people ages 17-24 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.

Contact: Kara Johnson
Phone: 541-526-1380
Members: 3 full-time members and 44 quarter-time members
Counties: Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson

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. In Oregon, members specifically serve in Gresham, Aloha, Hood River, Portland and Woodburn. Members are placed in 110 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: Rebecca Sutton-Kanyako
Phone: 503-335-8202
Members: 42 full-time members in Oregon (142 total across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington)

Metropolitan Family Service
Metropolitan Family Service AmeriCorps
Through their service, MFS AmeriCorps Members support the agency's three critical Community Initiatives: Strengthening early childhood development and building youth success; developing and promoting effective approaches to community-based health and wellness throughout the lifespan; and advancing individual and family economic well-being. Members develop and teach life skills and leadership focused groups for students; support early childhood parent-child interaction groups; coordinate health and wellness focoused family events and workshops; recruit and coordinate family and community volunteers; teach financial literacy workshops for families and community individuals; and lead and support site-specific projects and activities.

Contact: Amanda Hart
Phone: 503-688-1778
Members: 22 full-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
Members: 35 full-time, 10 quarter-time (450 hrs), 10 reduced 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: Haley DeLuca
Phone: 541-349-7513
Members: Full-time and part-time members
Cities: Eugene, Portland, Wenatchee (Wash.)

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps Note Dame-AmeriCorps, believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem, and self-determination. We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people with whom we work by reaching out across culture and class. At the Bend site we host members at various nonprofits and have a close relationship with the Bend Volunteer Community whom assist with connecting members to space in a local apartment complex, things to do in the area, as well as various social and educational opportunities. Positions are available with: The Boys & Girls Club, Saving Grace, High Desert Museum, Children's Forest of Central Oregon, and Bethlehem Inn. There are additional placement sites year to year so be sure to double check to see what sites are available in Bend.

Contact: Celeste Goulding
Members: 9 members
Cities: Bend, with some positions traveling to neighboring towns for service.

Open School
Post-Secondary Success Program
The mission of Open School is to develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in their academic, personal, and community success. At Open School we recognize that there is an historic and persistent achievement gap between white students and students of color; closing that achievement gap while raising the achievement of all students is a top priority of our organization. Our Post-Secondary Success AmeriCorps members serve closely with staff and students at Open School North, Trillium Charter School and Open School East to create learning environments and experiences where underserved students can define and own their success.

Contact: Sarah Jacobson
Phone: 503-488-5155
Members: 12 full-time members
City: Portland

United Community Action Network (UCAN)
United Communities AmeriCorps
United Communities AmeriCorps (UCA), administered by the United Community Action Network, provides non-profits government agencies, schools, and faith-based organizations with AmeriCorps members to meet critical needs throughout the five counties of Southwest Oregon. By engaging youth or clients at each service site to address their uniquely individual needs, UCA members help them bridge barriers to educational opportunity, mentoring, job skills development, employment resources, and living healthy lives. Our members' projects promote equity, justice, and inclusion for our region's most vulnerable community members by improving access to social services.

Contact: Jordan Jungwirth
Phone: 541-492-3919
Contact: Sarah McGregor
Phone: 541-492-3518
Members: 20 full-time members
Counties: Coos, Curry, Douglas Jackson, 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
Members: 27 full-time members
Counties: Statewide

Portland YouthBuilders
In YouthBuild, young people ages 17-24 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.

Contact: Mary Hegel Phone: 503-286-9350 x250
County: Multnomah