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benny’s HealthCorps

The Benny’s HealthCorps is for students and community members who wish to serve their community and earn an education award (scholarship). Benny’s HealthCorps AmeriCorps members are either health profession students or can be community members who wish to be placed with non-profits across Idaho. These members serve by supporting non-profits, help organize and attend community service events and assist or educate community members through their clinical rotations. Benny’s HealthCorps members who are placed with non-profits provide assistance through direct service including but not limited to recruiting and managing volunteers, working directly with community members to help make a change, or doing work involved in making a direct change. These positions come in two different contract types: Reduced Part Time (675 hours) and Quarter Time (450 hours) which offer a Segal education award*.

*The use of the Segal Education Award (education award/ scholarship) is limited. Applicants are highly encouraged to review its guidelines to be sure it fits the applicant’s needs.

How Do I Get Started?

Students looking to become a Benny’s Health Corps member will complete the following steps before being able to count time towards their contract:

  1. Please turn in a legible copy of your driver’s license, social security card, and one of these documents. Legible means readable, all edges showing and not blurry. Bring these documents into our office in Pocatello or Meridian or turn them in here. (See left-hand side for addresses).
  2. Complete IHC AmeriCorps application.
  3. Email us at IHC@isu.edu to schedule a 30-minute zoom orientation meeting with our team.
  4. Once you have turned in your identification documents mentioned in step 1, we will invite you to the MyAmeriCorps portal. Please create an account and fill out the Enrollment Form on the left hand side of the MyAmeriCorps homepage.
  5. We will start the first step of the background check for you as soon as we have your identification documents. Once we start your background check through Truescreen, they will send you an email asking you to complete a couple of steps.  ***Caution:  Truescreen will ask you to upload a copy of your driver’s license into their system. Please do not upload anything except your driver’s license. 
  6. The instructions for the second part of the background check are included below. Please wait until after you’ve completed step 3 to complete this step.
Go to https://www.fieldprintcncs.com/
Schedule an appointment (DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT)
Using the code: FPCNCSIdahoStateUni1537 schedule a time to get your fingerprints recorded. If there is not a Fieldprint location within 35 miles of your home or office, please register with Fieldprint to receive a fingerprint kit. Instructions will be provided by the site. Please contact Fieldprint customer service at 1-888-472-8918, if you have any questions. 
  1. We will send you a contract via Docusign. You will need to read that thoroughly and return it ASAP.
  2. You will receive an email invitation to the MyAmeriCorps portal. It will show completely on our end 24 hours after completion. 

Members

Belinda Marsh

Belinda Marsh

Being an AmeriCorps member gave me the ability to serve my community, continue my education, and make lifelong friends. I will always be grateful for the experience I had as a member.

Grace Young

Grace Young

The time I have spent serving with the Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps program has been such an amazing experience. AmeriCorps has provided me many opportunities to serve my community, meet other wonderful people who value service, and grow throughout my academic career. I am so grateful for the opportunities and experience AmeriCorps has provided me.

Jake LeClair

Jake LeClair

The best part of serving in the HealthCorps has been being connected to something bigger than myself. This program has helped me build a new career in the healthcare field by opening doors to understand how the system works in Idaho and ways I can contribute.

Brendon Johnson

Brendon Johnson

Serving as an Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps member has given me the chance to serve many wonderful individuals in Southeast Idaho and improve as a future Occupational Therapist. The training and guidance from the program and the Serve Idaho team has helped me prosper as I prepare for the workforce. I continue to be amazed at the chance to serve in this program and assist in paying for my education. Thank you AmeriCorps and Serve Idaho!

Breonna Nelson

Breonna Nelson

My time serving in AmeriCorps has been nothing short of amazing. Through my three terms of service, I have met and had the opportunity to serve, and serve with, so many amazing people that I would never have met otherwise! I have grown so much personally and professionally and I am beyond grateful for the Idaho HealthCorps AmeriCorps program.

Abbie Povey

Abbie Povey

I love the AmeriCorps program. I am part of Idaho HealthCorps, and I have grown in many ways from this experience. AmeriCorps has given me and others so many opportunities to serve and learn. AmeriCorps is an amazing program, and I would recommend anyone and everyone to it. I have met new people, learned new things, and have helped many. My supervisors have been so helpful and have answered my questions promptly and have addressed my concerns and needs as well as those of my community!

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 programs below for more information!