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About Americorps


Institute of Rural Health Pocatello Office
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave. Mail Stop 8174
Pocatello, ID 83209-8174

Institute of Rural Health
Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

About AmeriCorps

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In 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service was established and was renamed AmeriCorps in 2020. AmeriCorps was created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. It merged the work and staffs of two predecessor agencies, ACTION and the Commission on National and Community Service. AmeriCorps empowers and supports Americans to tackle persistent challenges such as helping youth succeed in school, securing safe affordable housing for economically disadvantaged families, or helping communities respond to disasters. Through this work, AmeriCorps achieves its mission of improving lives, strengthening communities and fortifying the civic health of our nation. AmeriCorps leverages the strength of grantees, participants, programs, state service commissions and the American public to build a network of programs that offer effective solutions in the six priority areas:

1. Disaster Services
2. Economic Opportunity
3. Education
4. Environmental Stewardship
5. Healthy Futures
6. Veterans and Military Families

They will produce these results by investing in effective local initiatives, engaging more Americans in service, supporting evidence-based programs, and leveraging public-private partnerships.

Find the program that is right for you

We offer opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning you can serve in whatever capacity works for your passion, goals, and lifestyle.

AmeriCorps State & National

Search AmeriCorps State and National opportunities and find the right fit you.

AmeriCorps Vista

Since 1965, over 220,000 AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program have joined the fight against poverty by helping local organizations expand their capacity to make change.

AmeriCorps Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparent program provide the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future.

AmeriCorps NCCC

Gain personal and professional development with full-time service.

AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion

Serve as a friend and companion to older neighbors making sure they can live in their own homes for as long as possible.

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP

The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country.

Start Your Journey Today

Are you interested in gaining real-world experience in your chosen field, training opportunities, interest forgiveness, and making lifelong friendships all while earning an education award? The Idaho HealthCorps program is the right place for you! We offer five different contracted positions that allow members to serve their community while earning an education award and sometimes a living allowance. Check out the Bengal Service Corps and Health Navigators tab for more information!

Diverse volunteers packing donation boxes with canned food in food bank