You may choose to apply to serve a second, third, or fourth year with Intermountain AmeriCorps. IMAC staff selects returning members based on the criteria outlined below.
Re-enrollment with Intermountain AmeriCorps for another year is not guaranteed.
Things to Consider When Applying for Another Term
If you are staying at the same site, your growth may not be as intense. You may experience boredom at doing the same work. It is a good idea to discuss this with your supervisors and plan together for ways to make your next year positive, challenging, and full of growth. On the other hand, by serving at the same site, you may already have a level of comfort and knowledge of the position, which will give you a greater capacity to be more effective sooner in the year.
You will experience some repetition in pre-service training and team meetings. Consider how you can and will make trainings and meetings more challenging and valuable for yourself. There are many ways to do this and staff are open to your ideas to improve team meetings and trainings.
Finances! For some reason, living on your meager stipend for more than one term becomes even more difficult. You’ve exhausted your savings, or the goodwill of your friends and family, put off basic maintenance of your car, etc. It is important to develop a realistic financial plan.
Applying for another service term is a slightly different process. We have outlined expectations and the application process for potential returning members below.
Returning Member Expectations
Returning members have received positive performance evaluations during their previous year, including a proven record of:
Ability to take initiative and follow through with tasks
Effective communication skills
Proactive approach to resolving conflict and problem solving
Timely and accurate Monthly reports/Great Stories, and timesheets.
Active and constructive participation
Exhibit -and continue to demonstrate- a willingness to continue learning and a commitment to their personal and professional growth.
Are a positive role model and mentor for first-year members.
Continue to foster a sound collaboration with sites, communities, and fellow members as a representative of the AmeriCorps program.
Returning Member Application Process
You are responsible for turning in a completed application by Friday, June 7th, 2019. If you do not complete the application materials by this date you will be in the applicant pool with all new applicants. We will accept applications until all positions are filled, but June 7th gives you higher priority in the applicant pool. The application materials include the following items: