Foster Grandparent Program in Broome County

a RHSC Alum Amy Beresheim:  Ramp It Up Program on News Channel 34

aRHSC Alum Katie Bowers:  "Kitchen Kids" video

Spring Education Award Only/Internship Positions


RHSC Publications


The Rural Health Service Corps 2009 Summary

Increasing Volunteer Capacity in the Southern Tier

Civic Engagement in the Southern Tier

Helping Uninsured Residents Access Health Care

Healthy Lifestyle Education in Southern Tier

Advancing Food Security in NY's Southern Tier


May - December 2011 AmeriCorps Positions in Broome, Tioga, Delaware and Cortland Counties!  Full-time positions will begin September 2011



Rural Health Service Corps

Full and Part Time AmeriCorps Positions Available

Successful applicants (target ages 18 to 25) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:  

  • An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
  • Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
  • Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
  • Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and they must have their high school diploma or GED

Rural Health Service Corps Benefits include:



Part-Time Options


1710 Hour Position

907 Hour Position

455 Hour Position

303 Hour Position

Living Allowance





Education Award





Health Insurance provided for Full Time Members NO Health Insurance provided for Part-Time Positions
College loan forbearance is available College loan forbearance is available
















Education Award Only Positions

Education award ($1132-$1415) and college loan forbearance available.  These positions are excellent for enhancing skills and can be paired with or serve as academic internships.  Earn an education award while fulfilling academic requirements and gaining experience.  Click here to find out about available education award positions for the current program year.


Apply Online

To apply for any of the Rural Health Service Corps positions, please use our online application, which can be found at this address (or by clicking the link):


If you have questions, contact Danielle Berchtold, Director of RHSC:


Rural Health Network of SCNY

PO Box 416

2663 Main Street

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 Broome County.

For more information on the Rural Health Network of South Central New York, visit our website:

To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit the national website: