AmeriCorps Programs in Vermont 2019-2020
There are seven AmeriCorps Programs in Vermont, each with a different focus. Together, they provide the service opportunities that help make Vermont the #5 AmeriState for having so many AmeriCorps members per capita! In Vermont, we believe in service, and we love AmeriCorps! Take the time to check out these programs, one of them is perfect for you!
Environmental Careers and Opportunities AmeriCorps (ECO VT)
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
1 National Life Drive, Davis 1
Montpelier, VT 05620
Dustin Bowman, Program Coordinator
ECO AmeriCorps is dedicated to helping communites address water quality and waste prevention issues. AmeriCorps members serve throughout Vermont implementing strategies to protect and improve water quality in the Lake Champlain watershed, and to prevent recyclable and compostable materials from entering our landfills. ECO AmeriCorps provides recent college graduates and opportunity to shape a lifelong career in environmental conservation, while immediately placing boots on the ground in a fight for clean water and waste reduction.
Lyndon Economic Opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP)
Northern Vermont University - Lyndon Campus
1001 College Rd.
Lyndonville, VT 05851
Danielle Hume, Program Coordinator
The Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP) supports educational opportunities for youth in the Northeast Kingdom (Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex Counties). LEAP members serve at area nonprofit organizations delivering a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educational programming to youth from PreK through12th grade to improve childhood literacy, farm-to-school education, outdoor and natural sciences education, college preparation, and more.
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
58 East State St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
Francis Sharpstene, Program Director
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps' dual goals are to create affordable housing opportunities while preserving the natural and working lands of Vermont. VHCB members provide housing placement and independent-living services, connect individuals and families with services to improve food access, and steward the natural environment to imnprove the ecosystem and increase access. VHCB members serve with community land trusts, homeownership centers, homeless shelters, and conservation organizations.
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps AmeriCorps
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
1949 E. Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477-4420
802-434-3669 ext. 130
Caitlin Perrier, Program Services Administrator
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps offers youth from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds an effective learning experience to develop job skills and encourage personal growth. VYCC members work together in small groups, guided by leaders, to complete projects in conservation and agriculture, increasing food access, developing recreational resources, and improving and protecting natural resources.
Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC)
Washington County Youth Service Bureau / Boys & Girls Club
P.O. Box 627 / 38 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05601-0627
Kadie Schaeffer, Director of National Service Programs
The Vermont Youth Development Corps helps communities create prevention and intervention programs providing opportunities for youth to build developmental asets and the resilience to thrive, avoid opioid and other substance misuse, and become healthy and engaged citizens. Members focus on leading civic engagement and physical health initiatives. Members also support mentoring, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programming, literacy and writing, job skills and internships, and gardening and environmental stewardship programs, as well as safe drop-in spaces for youth.
City of Burlington Community and Economic Development Office
149 Church St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Marcella Gange, Program Director
CEDO's Connect AmeriCorps State Program in Burlington, VT implements youth programming for training, education support, intership and employment at non-profits, city departments, and schools in the cities of Burlington and Winooski as well as throughout Chittenden County. Members assist hundreds of youth as they improve academic engagement and increase community connections to reduce the opportunity gap faced by young people of color.
ReSOURCE provides work readiness training to youth and adults with disabilities, and workforce development programs that lead to employment in Chittenden, Lamoille and Washington counties in Vermont.