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Join Our Team!

ACT is now seeking Overdose Rescue Trainers to provide education to community members on how to provide aid during an overdose emergency. This is a paid opportunity to develop real-world skills and experience through hands-on service. 

Attend an Information Session

Attend a virtual information session to learn more about this service opportunity from program staff and current ACT members. Information Sessions are offered on the third Monday of the month via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive instructions on how to join the session 1-2 days prior. 

Member Role

As an Overdose Rescue Trainer you will:

  • Reach out to community members via emails, phone calls, social media, and in-person outreach efforts

  • Invite community members to participate in Overdose Rescue training

  • Schedule, organize, and deliver Overdose Rescue Training sessions for the public and private groups, businesses, and organizations

  • Distribute Overdose Rescue Kits containing easy-to-use Narcan overdose-reversing nasal spray

  • Raise awareness about opioid use disorder and harm reduction strategies

  • Track our impact in our service area

  • Work on specialized project team "squads" to create media products, use health data, and help ACT reach its goals

Want more information? Review the Information Packet which provides in-depth descriptions of the member role and benefits.  

The service term

  • Commit to a part time, six-month term of service consisting of 20 hours per week (450 hours total)

  • Serve in a hybrid environment of virtual and in-person tasks

  • Receive a living stipend of $5,400 living stipend (distributed bi-weekly) 

  • Earn a Segal Education Award of $1,824.07 upon completion of your service term

  • Receive training and an Overdose Rescue Kit containing overdose-reversing nasal spray (Narcan) 

  • Receive over 80 hours of extensive professional development and training

  • Gain valuable skills and real-world experience 

  • Contribute to positive change in your community with a diverse team

  • Connect to career opportunities with leading employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors

  • Become part of the broader AmeriCorps national service network  

  • Gain access to Service Year Alliance: An online network of resources that provide job opportunities and continued professional development to AmeriCorps alumni

APPLICATION

DEADLINES

Winter 2024: 

  • Priority deadline: September 27, 2023

  • Final deadline: October 25, 2023

Summer 2024:

  • Priority deadline: February 7, 2024

  • Final deadline: March 6, 2024

Start Dates

Winter 2024: January 2, 2024

Summer 2024: April 29, 2024

Note: Dates listed are tentative and may be subject to change

end

dates

Winter 2024: July 21, 2024

Summer 2024: November 10, 2024

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