The College Health Corps (CHC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA national service program working to promote health equity and support the wellness of low income people in Minnesota through health care, health education, food and nutrition, and more . VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is the capacity-building, indirect service arm of the AmeriCorps national service program, likened to a domestic Peace Corps. CHC VISTA members commit to serving one year, full time, to address health issues affecting low-income Minnesotans through capacity building projects focused on program development and enhancement. VISTA members are provided a modest living allowance and several other financial supports during their year of service. CHC is a program of Minnesota Campus Compact, an organization that supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities. CHC connects higher education institutions with community clinics and nonprofits to create greater healthcare access and health literacy for underserved populations. For program information visit: www.mncampuscompact.org
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Training
End of Service Benefit: $6,095 Education Award (can be used within seven years for future tuition or to repay student loans) OR $1,800 cash stipend. Only awarded upon successful completion of service. Relocation Allowance: if moving more than 50 miles to a new location, $550 settling in allowance can be requested. Healthcare Support: $7,350 healthcare allowance to supplement the VISTA's qualifying comprehensive health insurance plan. Student Loan Forbearance: is available to those you elect the Education Award and can be applied to any qualifying federal student loans.
High School Graduate
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check