AmeriCorps Programs


CNCS - The Corporation for Community & National Sevices (CNCS) is the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. CNCS is the umbrella organization of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn & Serve.

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Americorps Alums
This site offers a career center where former (or soon to exit) members can search for jobs, provides news stories that relate to AmeriCorps, supports legislation that benefits AmeriCorps. As of this posting, there are 123 former Montana members who have registered with this site.

AmeriCorps Programs of Montana

AmeriCorps State

Energy Corps

The Montana Energy Corps AmeriCorps project is an initiative of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) that was created to address unmet community energy needs by promoting sustainable energy consumption and education, fostering community sustainability and helping to mitigate the effects of global climate change.

Energy Corps members are placed in host organizations in communities throughout the state of Montana to implement solutions for sustainable energy consumption.

Holly Hill
National Center for Appropriate Technology
3040 Continental Drive
Butte, MT 59701

Jobs for Montana's Graduates Foundation

JMGF AmeriCorps serves as a volunteer incentive and also as a means to engage Montana’s young adults in volunteer service to their schools and local community based organizations.By completing 300 hours of volunteer service and training in the program year (Sept 1- Aug 31), AmeriCorps Members serving with the Jobs for Montana's Graduates Foundation (JMGF) will earn a $1,000 Education Award voucher that can be used for higher education at qualified colleges nationwide and/or towards student loans for a period of up to 7 years. JMGF AmeriCorps Members are aged 17-24 and deliver direct service to meet community needs, recruit volunteers and complete leadership activities. Members earn hours a few ways; 240 hours must be direct service, up to 60 can be member development, such as attending trainings and working on personal, professional & service related goals and up to 30 hours can be earned thru fundraising activities.

Sarah R. Sadowski
AmeriCorps Program Director
1806 11th Street
Helena, MT 59601
406.442.2296 (fax)

Literacy Support Corps
The Literacy Support Corps is an AmeriCorps program hosted by WORD (Women's opportunity and Resource Development), a non-profit corporation that has been helping schools and families build strong partnerships since 1993. WORD has facilitated the development of Family Resource Centers in schools across Western Montana. The Literacy Support Corps began in August 2002 under the guidance of WORD.

Jeanne Moon
Program Director
406-543-3550, ext. 248
2525 Palmer St. Ste #1
Missoula, MT 59808

Montana Campus Corps

Over 800 student AmeriCorps members and 18 non-student AmeriCorps leaders serve with Campus Corps each year, making it the largest AmeriCorps State program in Montana. Campus Corps members are sponsored by Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) affiliate campuses and serve at non-profit community partner sites, high-needs K-12 schools, state and government agencies and healthcare facilities throughout the state. The program's mission is "to actively engage college students in meeting community-identified needs through meaningful service and service-learning." Primary service activities include volunteer recruitment and management, non-profit capacity building, project planning for outreach events and National Service Days hosted by college campuses, and direct services to beneficiaries in areas of Education, Health, Human Needs/Services, Environmental Initiatives, Public Safety, and Economic Recovery. Campus Corps is a leadership and citizenship development program that mobilizes students to meet community needs at more than 300 local service sites in nearly every county of our state.

Eric Cardella
Program Manager
The Montana Campus Compact
302 University Hall
Missoula, MT 59812-3960
(406) 243-5177 (ext 6)

Montana Conservation Corps (MCC)

MCC is a crew based program working to enhance the social and natural environment of Montana by providing AmeriCorps members with service opportunities in natural and human resource stewardship. The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) goals address the needs of two of our most precious resources — our young people and our environment. Valuable, meaningful projects ensure a setting where our crews will learn job skills, work habits and become knowledgeable about the environment. In an average year, 160 members work on natural resource projects that include: 130 miles of trail building and maintenance, 25 miles of fencing installed and 20 parks improved. Crews also perform a variety of service projects addressing community needs including: repairing senior citizen homes, distributing food to the needy and repairing buildings for non-profit agencies. MCC is a place where young people do good things, become good citizens and make our community a better place.

Lee Gault
Program Director
206 North Grand Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-587-4475 or 1 866 JOIN MCC


Billings Metro VISTA Project (MVP)

Administered by the City of Billings, Billings, Montana, VISTA members serve to reduce the risk of homelessness and create the tools people in poverty need to build sustainable futures.

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City of Billings
Community Development Division-Billings MVP
PO Box 1178
Billings, MT 59101
PH: 406-657-8266

Communities in Action (CIA)

Administered by the Richland County Health Department in Sidney, Montana, the project incorporates a multi-faceted approach to creating healthy communities in the Eastern Montana, and Western North Dakota. CIA is building an infrastructure in response to the modern day needs of frontier life through identifying, developing, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating healthy approaches to community development.

Rebecca Hayes
Communities In Action-Richland County Health Department
1201 West Holly, Suite #1
Sidney, MT 59270
PH: 406-433-2207
FAX: 406-433-6895

The Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) VISTA

MTCC VISTA project is a statewide national service project working to make colleges and universities in Montana vital resources in community problem solving. MTCC VISTA’s serve from Montana College campuses and work closely with community members to solve local problems in the areas of, child literacy, hunger, housing and health. Working closely with faculty members, students and community members, MTCC VISTAs help communities develop long-term solutions to Montana’s poverty problems. Currently, the project has 25 full-time members.

Cody Lillstrom
Program Manager
Montana Campus Compact-University of Montana
302 University Hall
Missoula, MT 59812-3960
PH:406-243-5177 ext 3
FAX: 406-243-5407

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)

MLSA is a non profit organization dedicated to providing free civil legal assistance to low-income Montana residents. It is the mission of MLSA to provide access to the justice system by delivering high quality civil legal assistance to the greatest number of low income Montanans in priority areas of law, as determined by clients and others in the community. MLSA currently has 17 AmeriCorps *VISTA members serving throughout the state of Montana. The members work together in assisting MLSA, its partner organizations and local communities, within the project areas of domestic abuse, creating sustainable asset development strategies, and developing legal resources to assist MLSA in providing free civil legal assistance for low-income Montanans.

Steven Dorr
VISTA Project Coordinator
616 Helena Ave. Suite 100
Helena, Montana 59601
PH: 406-442-9830 ext 31
FAX: 406-442-9817

Prevention Resource Center (PRC)

The Prevention Resource Center, a prevention agency housed within the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, sponsors AmeriCorps*VISTA members throughout Montana. Currently, PRC has 15 VISTA’s serving across the state, from recent college graduates to natives of Montana who were looking to make a difference in their communities. Each VISTA members work with communities through non-profit agencies that provide prevention programs in five areas: youth substance use and violence, school drop , child abuse and teen pregnancy.

Abby Zent
Prevention Resource Center
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
PH: 406-444-9654
FAX: 406-444-1970||tneza

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)


Pat Madler, RSVP Director
Fallon County
P.O. Box 1025
Baker, MT 59313
(406) 778-2358
(406) 778-2600 Fax

Pam Makara, RSVP Director
1505 Avenue D
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 245-6177, ext. 202
(406) 259-2849 Fax

Kelly Ziebarth, RSVP Director
807 No. Tracy Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-5444
(406) 582-8499 Fax

Michele Brennick, RSVP Director
Butte School Dist. #1
111 Montana St.
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 533-2508
(406) 533-2502 Fax||lmkcinnerb

Patty Atwell, RSVP Director
Dawson County
604 Grant
Glendive, MT 59330
(406) 377-4716
(406) 377-2022 Fax

Audrey Finlayson, RSVP Director
Cascade County
P.O. Box 2486
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 454-6994
(406) 454-6989 Fax

Sharon Bladen, RSVP Director
Western MT Area VI AOA, Inc.
310 Old Corvallis Road STE 200
Hamilton 59840
(406) 363-1102
(406) 375-0096 Fax

Alison Hecker, RSVP Director
Hill Co. Area X AOA
2 West Second St.
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-5464
(406) 265-3611

Micky Brown, RSVP Director
P.O. Box 1717
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 447-1680
(406) 447-1629 Fax

Bobbie Kelly, RSVP Director
Flathead County
160 Kelly Road, Suite B
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-5712
(406) 758-5732 Fax||yllekb

Betty Vail, RSVP Director
City of Miles City
P.O. Box 86
Miles City, MT 59301
(406) 234-0505
(406) 234-0554 Fax

Colleen Baldwin
MAOA Senior Corps Program Manager - RSVP
Missoula AOA
337 Stephens
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 728-7682
(406) 728-7687 Fax

Shirlee Brillhart, RSVP Director
315 1/2 Main Street, Suite 1
Roundup, MT 59072
(406) 323-1403
(406) 323-4403 Fax

Idelle Badt, RSVP Director
RSVP - Richland Co. Health Department
1201 W. Holly, #1
Sidney, MT 59270
(406) 433-2207
(406) 433-6895 Fax

Doris Purchase, RSVP Director
Roosevelt County
124 Custer
Wolf Point, MT 59201
(406) 653-6279
(406) 653-6206 Fax

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