Prospective AmeriCorps

Experience the Local Food Culture

Are you looking for an experience that can change your life for the better?

Apply for these AmeriCorp positions here: My AmeriCorps.

MRCN_Zoe_Broder_VISTA_Intro_PictureThe Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program

Nonprofits and government agencies in Missouri need full-time AmeriCorps members to connect people of all ages/economic classes with the benefits of local and healthy food.

MRCN matches AmeriCorps members with these organizations.

Kelsey Grant VISTA JacketAmeriCorps members in MRCN’s Healthy Food Program might:

                              • Design & present curriculum
                              • Expand outdoor classroom gardens
                              • Promote healthy school lunches
                              • Garden education
                              • Service projects
                              • Training and teaching volunteers
                              • Etc!

Southern Boone Landon with OrangeBenefits and Conditions

Becoming an AmeriCorps member is not an official job, but rather a full-time, one-year commitment to national service.

Benefits include:

                              • Professional experiences in the nonprofit sector
                              • $12,530 yearly living allowance (taxable income paid every two weeks)
                              • $5,650 Education Award (to be used for student loans or continuing education expenses. Education Award is transferable to AmeriCorps member’s children or grandchildren).

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                              • ACA health coverage
                              • Childcare assistance (if eligible)
                              • Student loan forbearance for federal student loans

Jefferson City Emily Planting With KidsConditions:

                                • Housing is not typically provided, but MRCN can assist a prospective member’s search for accommodations.

CCUA School GroupMRCN’s Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program in Four Steps

Step 1. The Missouri River Communities Network finds AmeriCorps Sponsors. Sponsors are nonprofits or government agencies across mid-Missouri seeking workers to connect their organization with the local food movement.

Christine at WoodhavenStep 2. The Missouri River Communities Network recruits AmeriCorps members from across the nation to work for the AmeriCorps Sponsors.

Step 3. Newly-recruited AmeriCorps members are required to attend a orientation and training organized by MRCN, typically the first week of August.

Green Thumb KaleAfter training, AmeriCorps members are responsible for transportation to their Sponsor’s site in Missouri.

Step 4. The AmeriCorps begins regular duties for his or her nonprofit sponsor.

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Please contact Jenny Grabner, MRCN’s Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program Director or Jackie Casteel, MRCN’s administrative assistant.

Phone: 573-256-2602

E-mail: or

Missouri River Communities Network
200 Old 63 South; Ste 203
Columbia, MO, 65201