Colorado’s COVID Containment Response Corps (CCRC) is a statewide effort engaging local public health agencies, non-profit organizations, and business leaders across the state to contain the spread of COVID-19. At the heart of this effort are national service members who have provided disaster relief assistance to the CCRC’s efforts since June 2020.
Learn about the national service programs participating below.
AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps State and National members will provide the surge capacity communities need to support case investigation, contact tracing, resource coordination, test result notification, isolation and quarantine monitoring, and other activities to contain the spread of COVID-19 within Colorado. AmeriCorps State members are serving through the Community Resource Center and Conservation Legacy. Members will serve for 9 or 10 month terms. Applications are no longer being accepted for AmeriCorps State Members.
AmeriCorps Seniors - RSVP
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers serving with this project will call all contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, determine exposure, assess symptoms, refer for testing according to established protocols, and provide instructions for isolation or quarantine, as needed. AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers will serve through either Cultivate or Volunteers of America Colorado and will be supervised by a local health department in Colorado. At this time, we are still taking applications, but you will be placed on our waiting list as all of the current volunteer positions are filled. We will reach out to you if we are able to bring on more volunteers. Find more information here.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time, 10-month national service program. Usually, members must be between the ages of 18 and 24 years old when starting the program; however, the CARES Act extended the upper age limit to 26 in response to COVID-19. AmeriCorps NCCC members receive training, serve as part of a team, and typically complete between three and six different service projects for different organizations in different locations throughout their assigned region of the United States. Members may assist with COVID-19-related recovery projects or a team could be assigned to meet other critical needs in the nation. For more information, visit the AmeriCorps NCCC application site or COVID-19 FAQ page.
AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates
This summer VISTA Summer Associates served with the CCRC. AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates called all contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, determined exposure, assessed symptoms, referred for testing according to established protocols, and provided instructions for isolation or quarantine, as needed. AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates served through either Community Resource Center or Conservation Legacy, and were supervised by a local health department in Colorado. Applications are no longer being accepted for AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates.