Intermountain AmeriCorps is a part of a national service movement striving to rebuild communities while broadening educational and life skills opportunities for citizens. AmeriCorps offers opportunities for Americans to make a substantial commitment to serve their country, mobilizing at the local level to build a national movement for positive change.
What is AmeriCorps?
In short: AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
Intermountain AmeriCorps has served rural school districts and community agencies in North Central Washington State since 1993. AmeriCorps Members strive to meet the needs of youth and expand coordination between school districts, community members, and other social service and community agencies.
As a team, we work towards measured goals throughout the year to see the impact made on organizations, community members, and students that members serve throughout our region.
Intermountain AmeriCorps offers placements in AmeriCorps State/National through Serve Washington.
AmeriCorps State/National (named to distinguish between State and National funding) is an intensive service program located in nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Members must complete 10.5 months of service.
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty.
Intermountain AmeriCorps is a proud program of Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, a private not-for-profit corporation serving the residents of Chelan and Douglas Counties and beyond. Their mission is to connect low- to moderate- income residents to resources which create opportunities to reach and maintain self-sufficiency.