Part-time positions are
currently available and must be completed by December 31, 2011.
College loan forbearance is
There is no health insurance provided for part-time
Living allowance and education awards for these positions are
pro-rated as follows:
Provide 907 hours of service
Living Allowance of $6000
provided during service
Education Award increased to $2675
loan forbearance available
Complete service hours by 12/31/2011
May - December 2011 AmeriCorps
Positions in Broome, Tioga, Delaware and Cortland Counties!
This 907 hour position begins
May 2011 and will assist uninsured patients served by the Hope Dispensary of the Southern
Tier and Lourdes Hospital in determining health insurance,
prescription assistance, and other services they may be eligible
for. The Eligibility Counselor uses a computerized screening
tool to determine patient eligibility.
Associate (Richford): 907
hour position available
serving Northern Tioga Neighbors Network (NTNN) and the
Northern Tioga Center for Family Care.
NTNN is a group of volunteers working together to help
serve the needs of home-bound individuals. They provide
transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping,
prescription pick-up, simple home repairs, friendly visits,
etc. The main responsibilities for these positions include
checking incoming phone for messages and connecting
volunteers with clients. The Rural Health Associates will
also manage data regarding services provided.
Northern Tioga Center for Family Care provides health
services for individuals from birth to death in a small
isolated rural community. The associate will answer the
phone, record messages, file, stock examine rooms and do
other activities to help the staff. The associate will
assist with planning and participating in relevant local
health fairs and community meetings. This position provides
the opportunity to develop working relationships with
clients of NTNN and patients of the health center.
Community Food Security Associate (Hamden)
This 455 hour member will start in
May 2011 and help to
make local, nutritious foods more available to low income
families and seniors in Delaware County, through the organic
Food Bank garden at Delaware Opportunities, and meals programs
including Meals on Wheels and Head Start offered at various
sites around the county. The Community Food Security associate
will assist with various outreach, coordination, and youth
training programs of Farm Catskills related to strengthening the
local food system and access to local food.
Summer Programs Associate
(Cortland): One 303-hour position serving with Central N.Y.
Area Health Education Center in Cortland, N.Y. Assist with
summer health career education programs for school age children.
Information and Communication Associate (Whitney Point):
One 907 hour position with the Rural Health Network.
This 907 hour member will support and improve internal
information systems, with a strong emphasis on website content.
The Associate helps to link those in need of health services,
health insurance, etc. to resources using web based and other
information technology tools.
To apply for any of the
Rural Health Service Corps positions,
use our online application, which can be found at this
If you have questions,
contact Danielle Berchtold, Director
Rural Health Network of SCNY
Whitney Point NY 13862
The Rural Health Service
Corps is an AmeriCorps National Service Program administered by
the Rural Health Network of South Central New York. The purpose of
the Rural Health Service Corps is to provide meaningful service and
learning opportunities for young people committed to improving the
health and lives of those living in South Central New York State.
The mission of the Rural Health Network of
South Central New York (RHNSCNY) is to promote and improve the
health of rural communities and strengthen each community's capacity
to respond to health needs by reducing barriers and improving access
and use of health and human services through advocacy, communication
and partnerships." The RHNSCNY serves Delaware, Tioga and rural
For more information on the Rural Health
Network of South Central New York visit our website at
To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit the