Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

AmeriCorps Recruitment

 

About

Through annual grant support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the Community Services Block Grant, and Partner agency cash and in-kind contributions, RurAL CAP hosts two AmeriCorps Programs each year. In 2018, RurAL CAP will recruit 35 AmeriCorps Members to serve at a variety of partner organizations around the state. AmeriCorps Members pledge to serve for a year in order to build strong Alaskan Communities and Youth.


Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps Program

RAY Benefits of service include:

  • $1,550/ Month Living Allowance
  • $5,930 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Health Insurance

Interested in having an AmeriCorps Member at your organization? Check out our current Request for Applications:

Want to make a difference in your community? Consider joining the Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps program. As an AmeriCorps member you will serve to reduce the incidence of youth substance abuse by engaging youth in culturally-rich, skill-building activities while promoting wellness, positive identity and healthy relationships.

Now Recruiting for a Program Year Beginning September, 2018!

AmeriCorps Members learning traditional plant identification

AmeriCorps Members learning traditional plant identification

Some activities that former AmeriCorps members have hosted include:

  • Traditional dancing/singing
  • Language revitalization
  • Storytelling
  • Traditional tool, trap & net making
  • Beading
  • Carving

While serving to increase youth resiliency in your community, you will also have an opportunity to build your professional skill set, below is a list of some of the program benefits enjoyed by AmeriCorps Resilient Alaska Youth members.

  • Kluti-Kaah youth roasting hot dogs over burner

    Kluti-Kaah youth roasting hot dogs over burner

    Paid professional orientation and in-service trainings hosted in Anchorage

  • $1,550 monthly living allowance during your term of service.
  • The opportunity to design a novel program in your community to serve local needs.
  • Health insurance and childcare assistance.
  • An Education award for furthering your education upon successful completion of your term of service in the amount of $5,930.

Still interested?

Applications are below – in order to apply you must:

  • Complete the ‘Host Organization Application’ 
  • Find a potential AmeriCorps Member or Members in your community. Have them complete the ‘AmeriCorps Member Application’ a recruitment flyer is below for posting in public places.
  • Submit the member application, letters of support, and host agency application for placement consideration
Children in Chevak making a body bridge over a puddle

Children in Chevak making a body bridge over a puddle

The Recruitment process is further detailed in the ‘AmeriCorps Overview Letter’ linked to below.

AmeriCorps Overview Letter
AmeriCorps Position Description 2018
Site Supervisor Role & Responsibilities 2018
Host Site Application 2018
AmeriCorps Member Application 2018
Community Flyer

Have questions? Contact Leilani Alakayak at 907.865.7396 or lluhrs@ruralcap.com

 

Not located in a rural Alaska community but still want to serve? Check out www.myamericorps.gov for current position openings in Alaska with RurAL CAP.

2018 Sites

Community                        (Partner Agencies)


Anchorage                          (Campfire Alaska & Covenant House Alaska)
Chalkyitsik                         (Chalkyitsik Village Council)
Copper Center                   (Native Village of Kluti-Kaah)
Coffman Cove                    (Southeast Island School District)
Dillingham                         (Curyung Tribal Council)
Goodnews Bay                  (Native Village of Goodnews Bay)
Hollis                                   (Southeast Island School District)
Kasigluk                              (Kasigluk Traditional Council)
Kenny Lake                        (Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment)
Nanwalek                           (Nanwalek IRA Council)
New Stuyahok                   (New Stuyahok Tradional Council)
Quinhagak                         (Native Village of Kwinhagak)
Russian Mission               (Iqurmiut Traditional Council)
Selawik                               (Native Village of Selawik)
Stebbins                              (Stebbins IRA)
Talkeetna                           (Northern Susitna Institute)
Tetlin                                   (Native Village of Tetlin)
Tununak                             (Native Village of Tununak)
Wasilla                               (Burchell High School)
Yakutat                               (Yakutat School)

 

 


Current member openings include:


 

R.O.C.K. Mat-Su (Raising Our Children with Kindness)

R.O.C.K. Mat-Su is currently recruiting for two AmeriCorps members. One of the Members will cultivate a Youth Leadership Council that will ultimately be responsible for informing project work and goals for the entire R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Collaborative. The AmeriCorps Member will recruit participant youth, create structure for the program, and develop youth leadership roles to run it. The other member, the Trauma Sensitive School Coordinator, will be responsible for the implementation of a district wide trauma informed school program. These are both great opportunities to work in high need communities as part of a network of five AmeriCorps members placed with the district, schools, and R.O.C.K. Mat-Su. The position descriptions can be found here: >R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Trauma Sensitive Schools Coordinator >R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Youth Leadership Council >Click Here to Apply To The Youth Leadership Council Position >Click Here to Apply To The Trauma Sensitive School Coordinator Position

 

VISTA Program

RurAL CAP acts as a Multi Focus Intermediary to partner with Alaska agencies to place Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) members. VISTA members work to build capacity and expand opportunities to bring low income communities out of poverty. VISTA Benefits of service include:

  • $1,333/ Month Living Allowance
  • $5,810 Education Award Upon Completion of Service
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Non Competitive Eligibility for Federal Jobs

Current openings include:

 

 

 

Maniilaq Association

Maniilaq manages social and health services for about 8,000 people with the NW Arctic Borough and the village of Point Hope. 7 out of 12 member communities have 20% or more of their populations are residing below the poverty level. Maniilaq understands the importance of expanding access to health services to a rural service population and directing services to those who need it most. The VISTA will help coordinate local efforts to improve access to nutritious food and connect economically disadvantaged people to health services that will establish healthy initiatives. The project will alleviate poverty in the northwest arctic by connecting low income people to health services across the region. Click Here to Apply to this Position.

 


Rural Alaska Positions

In Rural Alaska and want to serve? Talk to your local tribal or city council about becoming an AmeriCorps Member!

More Info Here.

Each Year, RurAL CAP recruits fifteen AmeriCorps members to serve in partnership with local entities across our state. Want to make a difference in your community? Consider joining the Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps program. As an AmeriCorps member you will serve to reduce the incidence of youth substance abuse and suicide by Engaging youth in culturally-rich, skill-building activities while promoting wellness, positive identity and healthy relationships.

Have questions? Contact Leilani Luhrs 907.865.7396 or lluhrs@ruralcap.com

2016 RAY AmeriCorps Members take a one year oath of service. Photo by Angela Gonzalez

2016 RAY AmeriCorps Members take a one year oath of service. Photo by Angela Gonzalez