AmeriCorps at Missouri State University

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AmeriCorps Members at Missouri State University support efforts to address food insecurity and offer vision screenings to the community. 

  • Missouri State

  • AmeriCorps supports the fight against food insecurity

  • AmeriCorps supports vision health with high-tech testing gear

  • AmeriCorps opening day ceremony

  • Opportunities for professional development and networking

  • The Bear Pantry has really cool custom wall murals

As an AmeriCorps Member, you will support programs that serve the community at locations both inside and outside of Missouri State University. You can earn a monthly stipend plus an education award upon completion of a member term. 

Become a member now. Check out how to apply and a detailed position description below.

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AmeriCorps Member position description

AmeriCorps Members support efforts to ensure access to healthy futures for all. Members support the MSU Bear Pantry and the MSU Vision Screening programs by: 

  • Assisting in Bear Pantry coordination and expansion 
  • Developing sustainable connections to local leaders addressing food insecurity 
  • Coordinating service projects addressing food insecurity 
  • Developing materials to awareness of food assistance programs 
  • Creating nutritional education materials 
  • Leading and facilitating donation drives 
  • Conducting vision screenings  
  • Analyzing vision screening data 

AmeriCorps Members at Missouri State have two options for a Service Year (August 1-July 31): 

Minimum number of hours required during service year 

Monthly living allowance 

Segal Education Award  

(upon completion of service year) 


1,200 hours 



900 hours 




AmeriCorps Member Outcomes 

As a result of their service year, AmeriCorps members will: 

  • Increase personal confidence with team building and management 
  • Create professional connections across campus and in the community 
  • Increase personal confidence while making well-informed, ethical decisions in advising 
  • Learn and implement strategies for assessment and evaluation 
  • Enhance verbal and written communication skills 
  • Be able to facilitate dialogues around social issues, social change, and power/privilege 
  • Learn and implement strategies for assessment and evaluation 

Requirements and Qualifications 

Applicants must be: 

  • 17 years of age or older 
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.  
  • Must have reliable transportation 
  • Must have strong communication and problem-solving skills 
  • Flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in unexpected situations 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task 
  • Able to work independently and within a team 
  • Computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Office 365, PowerPoint, etc.) 
  • Ability to balance a variety of tasks simultaneously 
  • Driver's license and car insurance and a clean driving record 
  • Strong interest in addressing food insecurity 

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering.

Contact information

Please contact Program Director, Alex Johnson, with questions:

Meet the Leadership Team

Alex Johnson