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The AmeriCorps programs that Volunteer Iowa manages or supports focus on a wide variety of issues, including educational achievement, economic opportunity, environmental protection, and organizational capacity building.‚ÄĮIf you are interested in joining or learning more about AmeriCorps programs in Iowa, please contact us by email at‚ÄĮamericorps@volunteeriowa.org¬†or call 1-800-308-5987. A team member will answer your questions and help you explore which program is the best fit for you!

AmeriCorps Iowa Programs Listing

AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach - Iowa State University

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Statewide

AmeriCorps 4-H members use Positive Youth Development framework to deliver exciting, hands-on learning experiences to youth across the state of Iowa! Members facilitate programs from 4-H's core curricula areas: STEM, Healthy Living, Communication and the Arts, Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.

For more information, please contact:
Celine Beggs, Program Director
Phone: 515-294-8013
Email: cmbeggs@iastate.edu
Website: AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach

AmeriCorps VISTA - Volunteer Iowa

Focus Area(s): Capacity Building, Education, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, Disaster Services, and Veteran and Military Families
Service Area(s): Statewide

The Volunteer Iowa VISTA Program offers the opportunity for individuals to serve full-time for 1 year gaining valuable experience in a nonprofit, government, or higher education institutions. VISTA members support organizations to make sustainable change in areas that effect poverty through activities such as volunteer management, fund development, research, communication, and much more. VISTA members gain professional experience and leadership skills while immersing themselves in the community where they serve. VISTA prepares you for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. Whether you are a young adult finding your path, making a career change, or looking for something to fill your time post-career, VISTA has something for you!

For more information, please contact:
Julie Struck, Program Officer
Phone: (515) 348-6238
Email: julie.struck@volunteeriowa.org
Website: Volunteer Iowa AmeriCorps VISTA Program

AmeriCorps Youth Launch - Graceland University

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): South Central Iowa

AmeriCorps Youth Launch provides opportunities for students to lead successful, rewarding, and productive lives. AmeriCorps members mentor youth, build valuable Developmental Assets, instill civic engagement, and help young people find the "sparks" that ignite their passions in life.

For more information, please contact:
Kallie Burton
Phone: (641) 784-5495
Email: kallie2@graceland.edu
Website: AmeriCorps Youth Launch

Bur Oak Land Trust AmeriCorps Program - Bur Oak Land Trust

Focus Area(s): Environmental Stewardship
Service Area(s): Iowa City

Bur Oak Land Trust AmeriCorps members serve to protect and restore Eastern Iowa's natural resources. In the field, members restore critical habitat through prescribed fire and planting native plants, and remove invasive species by mechanical and targeted chemical use to create more biodiverse and resilient ecosystems. Members also engage with the community to connect people to nature by creating maps of Bur Oak properties and leading hiking tours for the public.

For more information, please contact:
Meredith Roemerman, Program Director
Phone: (319) 338-7030
Email: meredith@buroaklandtrust.org
Website: Bur Oak Land Trust AmeriCorps Program

Campus Compact Civic Leaders AmeriCorps Program - (Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact)

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Statewide

The Civic Leaders AmeriCorps Program will focus on the retention of college students that identify as first-generation, low-income, and/or students of color. AmeriCorps members will create and sustain an ongoing relationship with current college students, providing them much needed support for academic and personal success while also helping AmeriCorps members and program beneficiaries better develop their civic identity.

For more information, please contact:
Carly Bahnsen
Phone: (515) 207-0049
Email: cbahnsen@compact.org
Website: Campus Compact Civic Leaders AmeriCorps Program

City of Davenport AmeriCorps and Youth Corps Program - City of Davenport

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Davenport

As an AmeriCorps Member of the City of Davenport AmeriCorps/Youth Corps Program, you will focus on reducing the high school dropout rate by serving with an organization that supports youth at the elementary level during the school day or through outreach programming and out of school time activities. Members provide support at organizations such as Davenport Community Schools, Davenport Parks and Recreation, Big Brother Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, Putnam Museum, River Music Experience, and the Freight House Farmer's Market.

For more information, please contact:
Theresa Hauman
Phone: (563) 888-2217
Email: theresa.hauman@davenportiowa.com
Website: City of Davenport AmeriCorps and Youth Corps Program

City of Dubuque AmeriCorps Program: Partners in Learning and Creating Opportunities - City of Dubuque

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Dubuque

City of Dubuque AmeriCorps Members address the most critical needs with Dubuque's most vulnerable populations: our youth. Join our partnerships for the opportunity to improve vital K-5th grade-level reading as a Literacy Tutor or re-enforce positive, strength-based teen development as an Empowerment Specialist. Our program offers several exciting and unique full and part-time positions during the whole year, school year, and summer- making it easy to fit creating change in your community into your schedule!

For more information, please contact:
Heather Satterly, Director
Email: hsatterl@cityofdubuque.org
Sarah Berna, AmeriCorps Coordinator
Phone: (563) 690-6171
Email: americorps@cityofdubuque.org
Website: City of Dubuque AmeriCorps Program: Partners in Learning and Creating Opportunities

College Access & Success AmeriCorps - Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Statewide

College Access and Success AmeriCorps members assist high school and current college students as they plan for, prepare for and succeed in college. The College Access and Success AmeriCorps Program includes two member roles: Student Leader and College Coach. Current high school seniors from our partner schools serve as student leaders to support and encourage their peers throughout the college-going process, as well as promoting a college-going culture throughout the community. Current college students and recent college graduates serve as virtual college coaches, providing college-going assistance and support to high school and college students through timely text messages and virtual assistance.

For more information, please contact:
Christina M. Sibaouih, Division Administrator
Phone: (515) 725-3101
Email: christina.sibaouih@iowa.gov
Website: College Access and Success AmeriCorps

Conservation Corps Iowa AmeriCorps - Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa

Focus Area(s): Environmental Stewardship
Service Area(s): Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is serving outdoors with purpose! Make a difference while protecting the environment and gain valuable skills for your future. We offer a wide variety of positions for youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds who are interested in connecting with nature, engaging in environmental stewardship, and supporting the community.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Miller, Program Director
Phone: (651) 209-9900
Email: brian.miller@conservationcorps.org
Website: Conservation Corps Iowa AmeriCorps

Green Iowa AmeriCorps - University of Northern Iowa

Focus Area(s): Environmental Stewardship
Service Area(s): Statewide

Green Iowa works to empower Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements by engaging our AmeriCorps members in direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement.

For more information, please contact:
Ashley Coffin, Program Director
Phone: (319) 273-7273
Email: ashley.coffin@uni.edu
Website: Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa AmeriCorps Program - Habitat for Humanity of Iowa

Focus Area(s): Economic Opportunity
Service Area(s): Statewide

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa's AmeriCorps Program offers members the ability to learn, serve, and give back to the community by building houses, managing volunteers, and engaging homeowners at local Habitat for Humanities across the state of Iowa. In addition to this, members can join our Mobile Response Team that are on call to respond to natural disasters across the state as they appear.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Sylvis, Program Director
Phone: (515) 344-3790
Email: kzellmer@iowahabitat.org
Website: Habitat for Humanity Iowa AmeriCorps

Iowa Afterschool STEM AmeriCorps - The Iowa Children's Museum/Iowa After School Alliance

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Statewide

The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for developing new STEM curriculum each month at hosting organizations; conducting monthly STEM family engagement workshops and science fairs; strengthening partnerships with colleges, K-12 schools, youth programs, businesses, schools or community organizations from identified cities with large Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) populations; and engaging youth, families, and site staff in STEM education and career exploration. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage  
volunteers who will assist members with implementing the program goals and engaging with youth.

For more information, please contact:
Elva Griffin, Program Coordinator
Phone: (515) 777-9845
Email: egriffin@sppg.com
Website: Iowa Afterschool STEM AmeriCorps

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps - Iowa Economic Development Authority

Focus Area(s): Disaster Relief
Service Area(s): Statewide

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps members respond to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing food insecurity, connecting individuals to economic assistance and programs, and recruiting, coordinating, and training volunteers with an emphasis on underserved populations impacted by the pandemic.

For more information, please contact:
Sacha Wise, Program Manager
Phone: (515) 348-6156
Email: recovery.americorps@iowaeda.com
Website: Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps

Iowa Legal Aid AmeriCorps Justice for All Project - Iowa Legal Aid

Focus Area(s): Economic Opportunity
Service Area(s): Statewide

Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn. From ILA's 10 regional offices and Courthouse Help Desks, AmeriCorps members provide direct services to ILA's clients and their communities, helping them access legal information, resources and support needed to resolve fundamental civil legal problems. These problems include preventing homelessness, ensuring safety and security to victims of domestic/sexual abuse, maintaining basic income supports, and avoiding unfair debt collection practices.

For more information, please contact:
Nick Smithberg
Phone: (515) 243-2980 ext. 1650
Email: nsmithberg@iowalaw.org
Website: Iowa Legal Aid AmeriCorps Justice for All Project

Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program - United Ways of Iowa

Focus Area(s): Education, Youth Development
Service Area(s): Statewide

Iowa Reading Corps members are responsible for addressing on going literacy learning loss by working one on one with students in K-3rd grade. Reading Corps service provides the opportunity for members to have a positive, lifelong impact on students who struggle with reading--helping them achieve and succeed in the present and future.

For more information, please contact:
Crystal Meier, Program Director
Phone: (641) 512-1303
Email: cmeier@uwiservice.org
Website: Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program

RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps Program - Hawkeye Community College

Focus Area(s): Education
Service Area(s): Waterloo

Together, RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps members are a network of support for underserved students by serving in one of four distinct roles to alleviate food insecurity, construct and remodel homes, provide child care, or help with academic and other life challenges.

For more information, please contact:
Jason Chapman
Phone: (319) 296-4044
Email: americorps@hawkeyecollege.edu
Website: RedTails LEAD AmeriCorps Program

RISE AmeriCorps - Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center (EMBARC)

Focus Area(s): Economic Opportunity
Service Area(s): Statewide

RISE (Rebuild, Integrate, Serve and Empower) AmeriCorps leverages the power of community by training emerging leaders from refugee and immigrant communities to support fellow refugee and immigrant students in job-readiness classes through learning support, referrals, outreach, and wrap around services. EMBARC's RISE AmeriCorps Program is searching for service-minded individuals to serve diverse refugee and immigrant communities in Iowa.

For more information, please contact:
Livvy Su, Program Manager
Phone: (515) 512-1881
Email: livvy@embarciowa.org
Website: RISE AmeriCorps

Youth Connect AmeriCorps (YCA) - Iowa State University

Focus Area(s): Organizational & Community Capacity Building
Service Area(s): Statewide

Based at Iowa State University’s Child Welfare Research & Training Project, this statewide program focuses on direct service to foster care youth around preparing for education and employment goals, as well as increasing social-emotional skills. Using a healing centered engagement approach, YCA members connect foster care youth to resources and supports in the transition from foster care to independent living.

For more information, please contact:
Erika Abusharkh, Program Director
Phone: (515) 294-7340
Email: erikaa@iastate.edu

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time residential AmeriCorps program (not managed by Volunteer Iowa). NCCC members serve in teams based out of five campuses located across the country, including one in Vinton, Iowa. Ready to join? Apply online to AmeriCorps NCCC  or contact the North Central Region Campus at 319.472.9664 or jburns@cns.gov for more information about recent and upcoming NCCC service sites.