AmeriCorps Positions

Averett University VISTA Project - Bonner Leaders
As a VISTA member at Averett University you will help end poverty by developing and expanding partnerships with community partners to develop and implement the Bonner Leaders program. Major functions will include partnering with students and community agencies to develop training for Bonner Leader participants on the program and poverty relief programs in the community; developing a curriculum and supplemental materials for students engaging in community service in communities experiencing poverty and/or hardship; continually developing the National Bonner Leader program, whose development process will be documented and recorded as a template for best practice; assisting with outreach and marketing of projects. The position is housed in Averett University's Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, which is the regional hub for linking students and faculty with community partners to create distinct learning experiences and career opportunities, and to strengthen the social and economic vitality of our region.

This is a brand new Bonner Leader program with a lot of room to implement new ideas!

Contact: Brigid Belko
How to apply: Go to my.americorps Type “Averett” in the search for the position to come up. Follow online directions to apply!

Fellowship Positions

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

The Congressional Hunger Center will provide Emerson Fellows with a total financial package of no less than $36,000 over the duration of the fellowship. Emerson Fellows also gain:

  • Membership in a dynamic learning community of Fellows
  • Connection to an extensive network of alumni, partners, and experts
  • Experience working with community and policy leaders
  • Training / mentoring / leadership development
  • Project management experience

Applications are due by January 10, 2018.

Learn more about the fellowship here.


Updated 11-9-2017