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Community Wellness- AmeriCorps Member

Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps
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The PMSC AmeriCorps Community Wellness members will provide community members with education on healthy life choices and behaviors; and outreach, assessments, and referrals for housing, food, mental and health crisis services.

Service Activities

Educate youth and adults on healthy life choices and behaviors

Provide assessment, intakes and referrals for housing, food, mental and health crisis services

Increase community outreach

Volunteer management and recruitment

Community Need Addressed

With most community non-profits functioning with limited resources but experiencing an explosion of requests for services, the community partners in the PMSC region express a need for AmeriCorps members who can implement and assist in a variety of health and wellness services and educational programming related to community wellness in under-served and economically distressed communities

Position Outcomes

5,000 individuals will be provided with community wellness services as a result of AmeriCorps supported activities.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

Mandated Reporter, Ethics Training Certification

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Arts Organization, Community-based Nonprofit, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Recreation or Youth Center, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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