COLORADO HEALTHCARE CORPS

Explore, start or advance your career in healthcare

Interested in healthcare and serving your community?

Our healthcare industry is experiencing a historic shortage of skilled workers to provide life-saving care, and AmeriCorps was made for times like these! The Colorado Healthcare Corps, designed and led by CRC, will allow members to serve in healthcare facilities such as community health clinics, long term care facilities, development disability day and residential programs — some even provide training and professional certifications. We are now accepting applications and encourage anyone interested in the field of healthcare to apply, regardless of previous experience. Apply today to get hands-on experience and support your community during a critical time while receiving career coaching, housing & childcare support and more!

Our President and CEO Maria Fabula was interviewed by KVNF Mountain Grown Community Radio about this innovative program. Listen in at the 4:45 mark to hear what she had to say!

What do members do?

Members will provide critical support at community health clinics,  long term care facilities, adult day centers,  assisted living programs, and other facilities. Members will be placed in direct patient care positions and will serve alongside Certified Nursing Aides (CNA), Medical Assistants (MA), and Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP). Positions will vary at each site – some sites may require specific certifications while others offer training towards certification. Additional information on site-specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process. We are looking for candidates who are interested in exploring, starting or advancing a career in healthcare, and have opportunities available for those with no experience, as well as those who already have any clinical certifications.

What is required to apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to start date
  • Have the ability to pass a background check
  • Be authorized to work in the US
    • U.S. Citizens
    • U.S. Nationals
    • Lawful Permanent Resident Alien/Green Card holder
  • Not have been terminated for “cause” during a prior National Service experience

What are the benefits?

  • Monthly housing stipend of up to $1000 per month, depending on service location
  • Childcare stipend of at least $300 per child per month up to three children
  • Living allowance of $21,318.00 over 33 weeks ($1,292 biweekly)
  • Education award of $4,441.50 upon successful completion of service for future education expenses or to repay student loans
  • Career coaching & professional development
  • Health, vision & dental insurance

How I do apply?

  • A resume is NOT required
  • Applications must be submitted through this Google Form but here is a PDF of the application questions for those who’d like to prepare for them ahead of time
  • The application consists of both short answer & multiple-choice questions. Please allow 30 minutes to complete this application.
  • Contact information for two references IS required

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a certification to apply? 

No — you just need to to be interested in healthcare and eager to learn! All sites will provide on-the-job training and some will provide certifications. Site-specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process.

Where will I serve? 

Members will serve in facilities such as nonprofit hospitals, clinics, residential care facilities, senior centers, adult day centers, retirement homes and other facilities that provide critical support to the community. We are recruiting facilities across the state in both urban and rural communities and you will serve in a facility in or near your region. 

How old do I need to be to serve?

18 years old or older.

What are the other requirements for me to serve? 

You need to be able to pass a background check and be authorized to work in the U.S.

Do I need to live in Colorado already to serve? 

No, but you will need to be located in Colorado by the start of service.

What kinds of facilities can be a host site? 

Host sites for this project will be in both urban and rural communities and include nonprofit hospitals, clinics, residential care facilities, senior centers, adult day centers, retirement homes and other facilities that provide critical support to the community.

How are host sites selected? 

We are looking for host sites that can meet the following criteria:

  • Willingness to host at least two AmeriCorps members with or without a clinical certification in direct patient care roles
    • Preference given to host sites able to provide on the job training toward QMAP, CNA, and/or MA certification
  • Ability to support the member by identifying a direct supervisor, as well as a collaborative support structure 
  • Capacity to maintain an open line of communication with CRC program staff 
  • Full organizational commitment to an 11-month project
  • Ability to pay a recruitment administration fee of up to $2,000/AmeriCorps member placed

What are the benefits of becoming a host site? 

  • CRC/AmeriCorps pays all member benefits 
  • AmeriCorps members commit to serving for 40 hours/week for 46 weeks. AmeriCorps members in the CHC serve in direct patient care roles (CNA, MA, QMAP, Patient Care Aide, etc)
  • CRC supports AmeriCorps member recruitment, application review, and interviews
  • CRC collaborates with host sites on AmeriCorps member management 
  • CRC provides regular professional development opportunities for AmeriCorps members and host site staff
  • Host sites can hire AmeriCorps members after they have completed their service commitment

I want to become a host site — where do I start? 

Interested host sites can APPLY HERE. Host site selection is contingent on finding members to serve in your community. You have valuable connections in your region and can play an important role in reaching potential members — so spread the word! 

Interested in learning more? Click here to register for our weekly virtual information sessions at 5pm MT on Thursdays.
If you fit some of these criteria, we would love to hear from you.

Apply here today!

We also have open CRC staff positions to support this program

Check out staff positions on our jobs page!