AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps Serve Here

AmeriCorps brings people together to serve communities. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofits to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges.

The Epilepsy Foundation New England AmeriCorps program gives individuals the opportunity to help those living with epilepsy in New England. Currently, AmeriCorps members are serving in Resource Rooms located in the epilepsy centers across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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Community Health Worker – AmeriCorps Member

Position Description

Epilepsy Foundation New England is seeking AmeriCorps members who have a passion to serve - to help children and adults who live with epilepsy across New England. We have opportunities across Western Massachusetts to Boston, Providence Rhode Island, Burlington, Vermont, Hanover & the Mount Washington Valley, NH, and Portland, Maine.

Position Benefits

  • Living allowance of $22,500, on a biweekly stipend
  • Education award of $6,495 upon completion of service
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Free childcare
  • Loan deferment and interest accrual payment for qualifying loans upon completion of service
  • Nationwide Alumni network
  • Community Health Worker Certification
  • A built-in network of AmeriCorps members and colleagues – potential to make a lifelong connection
  • Learned skills: leadership, recruitment, teamwork, communications, education, public speaking, community organization, social work, teaching, mentoring

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Epilepsy Resource Rooms

Epilepsy resource rooms provide active listening and support, basic patient/family education, community information, referral services, site-based support programs, a library of helpful literature, and assistance to hospital staff with site-specific needs to improve support for patients with epilepsy.

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Massachusetts Resource Rooms

Epilepsy Resource Rooms are located in Beth Israel Lahey, Boston Medical Center, Mass General Brigham, University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center.

 

New Hampshire Resource Rooms

Epilepsy Resource Rooms are located in Adaptive Sports Partners Of The North Country, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Little Angels Service Dogs, The Laura Foundation For Epilepsy And Autism, and Touchstone Farm.

Resource Rooms allow patients to access community services provided through EFNE in the same location as their doctor appointments. They provide a literal and figurative bridge between clinical care and all-encompassing support services. Eliminating barriers ensure quicker access to information on services and reduces negative factors that affect health and quality of life for patients and their families. Resource Rooms offer support group programs that help patients develop a sense of community.