Hosting an AmeriCorps Member at Your Agency

There are several ways to request placement of AmeriCorps members in Oregon. If you are interested in applying for an operating grant of ten or more members, click here to read about available grant opportunities.

10+ Members

Oregon Volunteers solicits applications for grants for program sponsors nearly every year. Please sign up on our home page to get our email newsletter and ensure you are notified about these opportunities. You may also click here to learn more about current grant opportunities.

One or Two Members

There are existing AmeriCorps programs, known as intermediaries, that place AmeriCorps members to serve with other organizations. These intermediaries place members to meet critical community needs and to help achieve the program's goals in different focus areas for service (e.g. disaster services, education, environmental stewardship, etc.). Please contact one of the organizations below that is focused on the type of service and geographic location your organization is interested in to discuss the potential to have an AmeriCorps member placed with your organization:

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

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.

Apply Now to be a Confluence Project Partner

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: Jedidiah Chavez
Phone: 971-717-6903 Email:
Members: 10 full-time members
Counties: Statewide

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

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)

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
States: Oregon and Washington

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.

Apply Now to be a United Communities Project Partner

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.

Apply Now to be a RARE Opportunities Project Partner

Contact: Titus Tomlinson
Phone: 541-346-2879
Members: 27 full-time members
Counties: Statewide