AmeriCorps Programs in Oregon

2013-2014

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: Bjorn Carlson
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 x4568
Email: [email protected]
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)

L'Arche USA
L'Arche Portland has homes where people with intellectual disabilities and those who choose to share life with them live together in community. L'Arche Portland AmeriCorps members help to provide a safe and nurturing home and the support each person needs to live a meaningful and productive life.
Contact: Katie Shaw
Phone: 503-251-6901
Email: [email protected]
Members: 2 full-time members
County: Multnomah

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

Metropolitan Family Service
AARP Experience Corps
Experience Corps is an innovative program that creates opportunities for adults 50+ to take part in vital public and community service. Experience Corps members work in teams in to provide mentoring and tutoring services to K-3 students in ten Portland-area schools. Volunteers work with students 1:1 or in small groups, helping them learn to read, and also developing the confidence and skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Contact: Jessica McLaren and Nicole Oelgart
Phone: 503-232-0007 x217 (Jessica), 503-232-0007 x219 (Nicole)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.metfamily.org
Members: 24 full-time members
Counties: Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington

Mt. Adams Institute
VetsWork AmeriCorps Natural Resources Internships
This career development program offers U.S. Military Veterans full time, 10.5-month internships with natural resources/public lands management agencies such as the US Forest Service, Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Parks, State Parks, and some local agencies. A great combination of service and meaningful career transition for our veterans.
Contact: Aaron Stanton
Phone: 253-653-4231
Email:[email protected]
Website: http://www.mtadamsinstitute.com/
Members: 25 full-time slots
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 ORCC’s newest program. It 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: Tina Hart or Josh Todd
Phone: 503-406-3571 (Tina), 503-406-3575 (Josh)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.oregoncampuscompact.org/connect2complete.html
Members: 15 minimum-time members, increasing to 120 minimum-time members in 2014
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

Oregon Trail Chapter American Red Cross
Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC)
The Oregon State Service Corps (OSSC) is a statewide, individual placement model AmeriCorps program. Administered by and housed at the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross, the program places AmeriCorps members at nonprofits, government agencies and schools all across Oregon. Members address significant issues in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, veterans and military families and volunteer generation. Contacts: Mark Johnson, Nicole Isaakson and Ryan McGoldrick
Phones: 503-528-5622 (Mark), 503-528-5630 (Nicole), 503-528-5658 (Ryan)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/oregonstateservicecorps/home
Members: 59 full-time members, 2 part-time members
Counties: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Jackson, Josephine, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Wheeler

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI)
Confluence Environmental Center AmeriCorps
Confluence AmeriCorps is currently a project of the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute in Moscow, Idaho. 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: 20 full-time members
Counties: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington

Student Conservation Association
Members help to protect vital habitats, threatened wildlife, and other at-risk resources in our nation’s parks, forests and urban green spaces. Sites include: Oregon Caves, Rogue River National Forest, Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge, and Umpqua National Forest.
Contact: Kate Hagner
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.thesca.org
Counties: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Marion, Multnomah, Union, Wasco and Washington
Members: Part-time members

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
Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is a University of Oregon program that trains, places and provides technical support to graduate level participants who live and work in communities throughout Oregon helping improve economic, social and environmental conditions.
Contact: Megan Smith
Phone: 541-346-3881
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

Youth Volunteer Corps of Corvallis
The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a national program which Corvallis Parks and Recreation is an affiliate of. The goal of YVC programs is to create and increase volunteer opportunities that enrich youth, address community needs and develops a lifetime commitment to service. YVC AmeriCorps members work as mentors and Team Leaders for youth ages 12–18 on service learning projects in their community.
Contact: Deb Curtis
Phone: 541-754-1734
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/pr
Member: 1 full-time member
County: Benton