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Apply to be an SDSU Extension AmeriCorps VISTA Member TODAY!

Categorized: Healthy Families, Health & Wellness

BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve full-time in: Aberdeen, Lemmon, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Watertown and other South Dakota communities.

"AmeriCorps VISTA service members will work with SDSU Extension staff to increase knowledge of and access to physical and financial health and wellness techniques in effort to bring economically disadvantaged South Dakotans out of poverty," said Aimee House Ladonski, SDSU Extension Volunteer Development Field Specialist.

What do AmeriCorps members do?

AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Serve your country full-time for 1 year to bring SD citizens out of poverty;
  • Earn a monthly living stipend;
  • Receive an education award to be used for tuition and/or student loans;
  • Build your resume with program design, development and implementation;
  • Receive preferential hiring post-service with federal agencies and hundreds of employers of national service across the country;
  • Experience top-notch professional development training;
  • Engage in national networking opportunities;
  • Be a preferred hire for federal and private employment. 

Position Openings
Applicants must be 18 years old or older to apply. Some college is preferred for most position openings. Applications are due September 21st for a start date of November 6th.
A variety of positions are available to meet a diversity of professional interests and skills including:

For position descriptions and application information, click the position links above. If you have any questions, contact Aimee Ladonski, SDSU Extension Volunteer Development Field Specialist at 605.782.3290.

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