CRC: Statewide COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Following the success of our VISTA Summer Associate Contact Tracing program, we are excited to announce our continued involvement in the state’s collaborative effort to enhance Colorado’s public health response to COVID-19. Together Community Resource Center (CRC) and Conservation Legacy will be placing 100 AmeriCorps members in Colorado’s COVID Containment Response Corps (CCRC). 

Please share this with your networks and anyone who may be interested in this service opportunity. 

The CCRC is a statewide effort created in June 2020 through a partnership between AmeriCorps; Gary Community Investments; Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service; and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and has proven that national service can be a solution during times of crisis. Since June, more than 472 AmeriCorps members and 165 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have served in the CCRC. 

The COVID Containment Response AmeriCorps Members will serve 1200 hour terms (approximately 9 months) and begin as early as November 30. In this role they will be able to connect affected residents of Colorado with resources and information they need. AmeriCorps members will increase the capacity of the CCRC to quickly and efficiently control the COVID-19 epidemic in Colorado through containment efforts including sharing test results, isolation and quarantine instructions, and contact tracing. 

We are committed to recruiting AmeriCorps members who represent the full diversity of Colorado and can engage individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, and identities and bring diverse language and communication skills to the effort. This is a truly collaborative effort. We are confident that through our statewide network of nonprofits and community-based organizations we can spread the word and recruit an inclusive cohort of AmeriCorps members. 

“The COVID-19 Containment Response Corps (CCRC) team owes a huge part of our success to our AmeriCorps members. Since the beginning of this pandemic, they have supported Coloradans by providing knowledge and wherewithal to the general public. During this unprecedented time, they have been essential to assisting the State of Colorado and the COVID response,” said Sarah Tuneberg, COVID-19 Innovation Response Team Lead and Senior COVID-19 Advisor. 

CDPHE provided nearly $2 million in funding for the program and will train the AmeriCorps members. Gary Community Investments secured the technology and equipment necessary for the virtual service. Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, is hosting the webpage for CCRCs national service efforts, creating a single point of entry for individuals interested in signing up to serve. Community Resources Center and Conservation Legacy will recruit and provide support to the 100 AmeriCorps members.
Questions? Contact Katy Sawyer at
Community Resource Center
789 Sherman Street | Suite 210 Denver, CO 80203 | 303.623.1540

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