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4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

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AmeriCorps

Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps

Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps is an AmeriCorps state program placing 38 AmeriCorps members in counties throughout Idaho to expand Positive Youth Development opportunities in out-of-school time programs. University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development is the facilitating organization for AmeriCorps member placement.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” The Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) directs the AmeriCorps program with training, guidance and evaluation.

Members

AmeriCorps members are 17 years of age and older and come from varying social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. Members commit their time to address critical community needs such as:

  • Increasing academic achievement
  • Mentoring youth
  • Poverty
  • Sustaining national parks
  • Preparing for disasters

Members provide direct service implementing 4-H science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) curricula through SPIN clubs, camps, in-school enrichment, summer and afterschool programs.

  • Members may work directly with youth or recruit and train volunteers to work with youth
  • Members will serve as mentors and role models
  • Teach important life skills to program participants
  • Provide youth positive opportunities to explore the world around them in a fun, engaging, non-formal learning environment
  • Receive a monthly living allowance, education award and benefits

Applying to Serve with Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps

Two types of positions are available with Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps

  • 4-H Volunteer Coordinator
  • 4-H Youth Development Instructor

There are two ways to apply and serve with our program

  1. Apply through a local site or by personal invitation
  2. Apply through my.americorps.gov portal

Applying through a local site or personal invitation

If you applied outside of my.americorps.gov through a local contact or host-site application process and have been offered a position, you will receive an invitation to our program Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps.

  • Invitation will be sent to the email address provided during the application process
  • Accept the invitation within 48 hours and complete your enrollment information
  • Create a my.americorps.gov profile
  • Provide legible copies of your driver's license, social security card and birth certificate to the site supervisor to begin the citizenship verification and criminal history check process

Applying Through the Portal

  • Navigate to my.americorps.gov click on 'Apply to Serve'
  • Create a profile following the instructions found in 'Help'
  • From my.americorps.gov page go to 'Applicant Home'
  • Click on 'Applications' and fill out the full application. Read the online help prior to completing the application
  • Click on 'References' and provide at least 2 references
  • Once complete search for the Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps program
  • In 'Applicant Home' go to 'Search Listings'
  • Program Type — AmeriCorps State/National
  • State — Idaho
  • A list of opportunities for Idaho will populate. Select either 4-H Volunteer Coordinator or 4-H Youth Development Instructor in the location you wish to serve
  • You may apply now to the correct Idaho 4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps host site
  • You should receive a response to your My AmeriCorps application. You must respond to the offer in My AmeriCorps
  • If offered an interview, meet with the site supervisor
  • If a position has been offered/accepted provide legible copies of a valid driver's license, social security card and birth certificate to the site supervisor to initiate citizenship verification and background check process

For more information contact

Christina Otto

State Program Coordinator, Idaho 4-H AmeriCorps

Mary Forney Hall

208-885-6404

cotto@uidaho.edu

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

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