All NHC Community Health Fellowship members must be residents of the communities in one of the program’s locations. Most* members complete 1,700 hours of service during a 42-46 week service term. Each member is matched with an organization in the community, called a “host site,” where they will complete most of their service. Service terms usually last from late August-July, but opportunities are often available year-round! Members also earn service hours for participating in committees, other individual or group volunteer opportunities, trainings, professional development activities, and more!
*NHC Delaware has available positions ranging from 675-900 hours. NHC Northeast PA has 1,700 hour available positions.
Is NHC Right for Me?
NHC members are dedicated, dynamic, hard-working people with different backgrounds and experiences who are ready to commit nearly a year of their lives to service. All NHC Community Health Fellowship members must be residents of the communities where the program operates at the time of their application submission. See Apply Page for more information.
NHC welcomes people with all different interests and future goals! The most important quality in an NHC member is a readiness to bring the best they have to offer - their creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and readiness to learn - to serving their communities.
NHC members also need to meet certain AmeriCorps eligibility criteria. These include:
- Members must be at least 18 years of age by the start of service.
- Members must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. nationals, or lawful permanent residents.
- Members must have achieved a high school diploma or GED by the start of service.
- Members must not have previously served four AmeriCorps State or National terms.
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*varies by program
What You Will Do:
NHC Community Health Fellowship members provide three main services in the organizations where they serve:
1. Education: Provide education and skills building support to individuals to improve their health and overall wellness.
2. Access: Assist individuals in accessing health and related social services to help them lead healthier lives.
3. Capacity Building: Improve or expand direct services to make them more efficient and effective or expand their scale or reach.
NHC Community Health Fellowship service position categories include:
- Community Health Worker
- Digital Health Navigator
- Medical Interpreter
Opportunities to serve may include activities as diverse as:
- Participating in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, case investigation, contact tracing, and client education
- Developing and delivering community health intervention workshops
- Engaging youth in cooking and physical activity workshop sessions after school
- Helping older adults use technology to improve their health
- Supporting alternative pain management programs for people with opioid and prescription drug overuse disorders
- Distributing fresh produce and providing nutrition education to health center patients
- Assisting refugees and individuals who are homeless with navigating health systems, and accessing health and social services
- Providing individuals who are LGBTQIA+ with health education and access services
Take a look at NHC's Member Stories to learn about a day in the life of an NHC member!
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