Prevention Specialist (S-YMCA)

Shiawassee Family YMCA - Opioid Prevention and Education Network of MSU (OPEN-MSU) - AmeriCorps VISTA

About the organization

Michigan State University, through the Office of University Outreach and Engagement, is coordinating the Opioid Prevention and Education Network (OPEN-MSU), funded by AmeriCorps.

The goal of OPEN-MSU is to build the capacity of local efforts to create or expand opioid prevention, intervention, and treatment opportunities in low-income Michigan communities. It is a cost-efficient way to leverage the human capital of organizations to build capacity and respond to the opioid epidemic.

MSU has been accepting applications from organizations across Michigan to become host sites. Host sites will house and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members. VISTA members will strengthen their host sites’ ability to address the opioid abuse crisis in partnership with a network of MSU research and policy experts.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, administered nationally by AmeriCorps, through which members serve with nonprofit, faith based, and public agencies.


The mission of the Alliance For A Drug Free Shiawassee (AFDFS) is ‘Mobilizing the whole community to create a safe and drug-free environment for our youth.’ The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve to establish the YMCA as a community hub for recovery services; to strengthen the capacity of the Alliance For A Drug Free Shiawassee (AFDFS); and to complete a community needs assessment to resources in the area.


Must have a bachelor's degree.


$15,002 for the year. You will receive a bi-weekly stipend twice a month.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

In order to apply, you must create a profile on the My AmeriCorps portal, and then you must fill out an application and apply for the position.

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