YouthBuild Health and Wellness Corpsmember

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, May 1, 2017, 12:00pm



Denver, CO
United States

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YouthBuild Health and Wellness Corpsmember

Position Description:

YouthBuild Corpsmembers participate in an intensive training program divided between time in a health and wellness training program and service site and time spent in the classroom earning a diploma.  Corpsmembers develop health and wellness skills while providing a minimum of 450 hours of community service through serving in a health and wellness related position; obtain further educational goals and engage in leadership development, civic engagement and college and career readiness activities. 

Program Components and Timeline:

Corpsmembers will be enrolled in the YouthBuild Program until academic and placement goals are met (up to 2 years). 

Corpsmembers participate in three main components:

Health and Wellness – May 22, 2017 – October 6, 2017

450 hours of service with a Health and Wellness service organization.
May 22, 2017- August 11, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Corpsmember will attend Health and Wellness Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) training at Community College of Denver (CCD), 15 hours a week, and at health and wellness related service sites, 19 hours a week.
August 14, 2017- October 6, 2017 students will attend classes at RiseUp Community School (8 a.m-12:20 p.m.)  and afternoons in Health and Wellness related service sites (12:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.).

Leadership – October 9, 2017 – graduation

4 hours a week:
Participate in service projects, lead school activities, and focus on career and college goals.

Education – Enroll in RiseUp Community School today! 

Earn your High School Diploma from RiseUp Community School.

Get the support you need to achieve your future goals!

Corpsmembers SERVE:

In Health and Wellness Organizations:  Serve on a crew with other young adults in a health and wellness related position in the Denver Metro area.

Corpsmembers will serve alongside health staff and professionals to become familiar with health related  instruments, vocabulary and methods. 

Community: Corpsmembers will participate in service projects with local nonprofits that may be outside of the MHYC daily schedule.

Corpsmembers RECEIVE:

Education: Fully participate in RiseUp Community School’s diploma program, as well as attend classes at a local community college to earn your CNA.  Also participate in healthy lifestyles workshops, leadership development, and service-learning activities.

Trainings/Certifications: First Aid/CPR, CNA, hands-on technical training related to the Health and Wellness field, and other advanced trainings as applicable.
Career Readiness: Career exploration, resume development, as well as networking with employers, apprenticeship, and union opportunities.

Post- Secondary/College Resources:  Develop skills and explore options for college including FAFSA completion, financial aid and enrollment support, scheduled campus visits, preparation workshops, etc.

Corpsmembers LEAD:

Corpsmembers serve as role models and promote volunteerism and community service across the agency.

Leadership Opportunities: Opportunities for leadership include serving on the Leadership Council, taking lead roles in the classroom and on the service site, and attending the Council of Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Corpsmembers also have the opportunity to provide direct programmatic input.   


  • Between 17-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day.
  • Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident.  Documentation will be required on the first day.
  • Must be committed to earning a high school diploma.
  • Must desire to make a positive change in your life.
  • Must be physically capable of health and wellness field tasks, including, but not limited to: able to lift 50 lbs., squat, reach, crawl, stand for long periods of time, provide updated vaccination records, engage with community members from a variety of backgrounds and abilities, available for a minimum of 450 hours of service.
  • Able to commit to the entire term of service and willingness to enroll in a college level course.
  • Desire to become involved in your community and increase your leadership skills.
  • Able to be on time and maintain high levels of attendance.
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Actively participate as part of a team, show respect to others and have a positive attitude.
  • Must be committed to developing professional skills for long-term success.


  • This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
  • Pre-service drug screen required.  Drug testing may be required during the term.
  • Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook and fully comply with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to provide proof of income qualification and other barrier documentation per grant requirements.
  • This position reports to YouthBuild Health and Wellness Crew Leader.


How to Apply:

To Apply:

Visit our website at and click “Apply Now”.  Or visit us in person at 1801 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204.

Questions?  Email


Mile High Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Mile High Youth Corps is committed to the inclusion of members with all levels of ability.  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion. Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild program receives 75% (914,343) of its funding from the Department of Labor.

Compensation Information:

Corpsmembers EARN:

Biweekly stipend:  May 22, 2017 – August 11, 2017 earn $680, before taxes, every two weeks for an average of 34 hours per week.  August 14, 2017 – October 6, 2017 earn $320, before taxes, every two weeks for an average of 18 hours a week.  October 9, 2017 – graduation earn $80 every two weeks for an average of 4 hours per week. Raises and bonuses may be granted based on performance.  The first pay day will by June 2, 2017. 

AmeriCorps Education Award (tentative):  Earn a $1,527.45 scholarship upon successful completion of their term (450 hours of service).  This award can be used to pay tuition for college, trade schools or certificate programs.