The AmeriCorps Member Advisory Council (ACMAC) is a representative council of AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps*VISTA members from across Montana. We work to encourage networking between all AmeriCorps programs in Montana through action, communication, and representation, in an effort to enhance the national service experience in our state.
Who We Are and What We Do:
ACMAC is a group of AmeriCorps members from all branches of service across the state of Montana. The goal of the council is twofold. First, ACMAC aims to raise awareness of AmeriCorps and national service in Montana. Second, the council aims to support AmeriCorps members around the state. ACMAC works to promote networking, service, community involvement, and volunteerism.
If you apply to join ACMAC, you will be asked to pick a committee to serve on. These committees act to address specific aspects of the ACMAC mission. Aside from the advising committee that consists of the co-coordinators, there are two committees. They are Public Relations and Ambassador. Descriptions of the committees and their duties follow:
Advising: This committee is comprised of the cocoordinators of the council. The primary duty of people on the advising committee is to report ACMAC’s accomplishments to AmeriCorps program coordinators and to the Governor’s Office of Community Service. Most of the work done by the advising committee consists of compiling reports and data to show what we are doing and how effectively we are doing it.
Public Relations: This committee is responsible for both local and statewide publicity projects for AmeriCorps. Within ACMAC, they are in charge of developing newsletters, brochures, and other awareness-raising documents. Contact a member of this committee if you have questions about what AmeriCorps is and does, or for help with publicity for your events. The PR committee correlates with the first aim of ACMAC: to raise awareness of AmeriCorps and national service in Montana.
Ambassador: The role of the ambassador committee is to encourage networking among the members of all branches of AmeriCorps. We want to make your AmeriCorps service as enjoyable and painless as possible. Members of the ambassador committee work to facilitate communication among members, help make the transition into AmeriCorps a smooth one, and secure benefits and discounts for members. Please see an ACMAC ambassador if you have questions about life as an AmeriCorps member, or if you just need someone to talk to. This committee correlates with the second aim of ACMAC: to support Montana AmeriCorps members.
• Are energetic and passionate about the goals of AmeriCorps and ACMAC,
• Enjoy working with others and communicate effectively,
• Are people motivators,
• Are goal and team oriented,
• Are problem solvers,
• Are committed to seeing projects through,
• Enjoy public speaking,
• Commit themselves to working toward AmeriCorps program sustainability.