What to know before you apply

  • AmeriCorps is a national volunteer service program that engages over 75,000 people each year in more than 21,000 organizations.
  • AmeriCorps provides not only an opportunity to serve, but also significant training and personal and professional development.
  • AmeriCorps is not a traditional “job.” We are looking for people who are interested in service and are focused on meeting critical community needs.
  • Visit https://americorps.gov/serve to learn more about AmeriCorps.

Patrick, Ellie, Paige, T.J., Max - JFM Members 2020-2021

Application Details

Review the available positions and decide which position(s) and geographic area(s) are of interest to you. We review applications and make offers to qualified candidates on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. It is in your best interest to submit your application early.

How to Apply

To apply, submit an application through our HR system here.


The application will require a resume and cover letter to be attached. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about the application.

Application Process

-Applicants interview with JFM program staff

-JFM program staff complete reference checks for qualified applicants

-Application materials are forwarded to site supervisors

-Site supervisors conduct position specific interviews, some sites may interview for multiple positions at once. They may offer the position to more than one qualified applicant, and the first person to accept the position will receive it.

-If site offers a position and applicants accept, applicants must complete an AmeriCorps background check which includes three different checks

-Once background checks are complete, incoming members are ready to start service!



  • Over 18 with a high school diploma or GED; college degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • A United States citizen, United States National, or legal permanent resident
  • Ability to take initiative, handle multiple projects, track details essential to project completion, analyze information, and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Passion for increasing access to justice and assisting low-income individuals
  • A driver’s license and personal means of transportation within the state of Montana are highly recommended
  • Must pass a national service criminal history check

Reasonable accommodation

The Justice for Montanans program complies with all federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including those requiring reasonable accommodations for members with disabilities.  Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, project personnel must be made aware of a disability in order to provide reasonable accommodations.  Project staff can request accommodations from sites on behalf of members.  For more information contact [email protected] or visit http://www.serviceandinclusion.org/

JFM Grievance Procedures

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or religion.  It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact the project or:

Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
Tel.: (202) 606-5000
TTY: (800) 833-3722
Email: [email protected]