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Active Older Adult Heath & Nutrition Leader – AmeriCorps Member



Job Summary

Summary Statement 

Are you passionate about helping older adults live their best lives? Join FiftyForward as we support, enhance, and champion life for those 50 and over by providing our active older adult members with enhanced health and nutrition programming.

Term Commitment 

Full Time, August 15,2022 – July 28, 2023

Position Description 

You will love this role if you value positive, supportive relationships between individuals of all ages. At FiftyForward we celebrate diversity in all its wonderful forms and are looking for an AmeriCorps Member who can both teach older adults and learn from them. If you believe you are never too old or too young to learn something new, join us as we help older adults love life after 50.

Is exercise your thing? Develop and lead a fitness class! You might be surprised at how long some of our members can hold a plank!  Love to cook? Develop a cooking class to showcase healthy meal prep or engage a community partner to teach a six-part course on nutrition. As FiftyForward’s Active Older Adult Health and Nutrition Leader you will work with a dedicated team of professionals to develop programs that keep active older adults healthy and fit so that they are able to enjoy their very best lives. Bring your specific skills to our team to help develop high quality programming and activities.

This AmeriCorps member will gain valuable experience in working with older adults.  This position is well suited for individuals interested in pursuing a position in social work, nutrition, or the medical field – especially PT, OT, or geriatric services.The member will gain experience in designing programs, working with volunteers and data collection to support program improvement.

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee, The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, and AmeriCorps, the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement health related programming for active older adults.
  • Establish partnerships with providers of health and nutrition programming.
  • Collect and analyze data in order to enhance program services.
  • Assist with ongoing programming and services to support the tightknit group of existing Bordeaux center members
  • Attract new members to FiftyForward Bordeaux.

Typical Day In This Position 

A typical day in this role may include the AmeriCorps member leading a fitness class at FiftyForward Bordeaux. In the early afternoon they would reach out to community partners to organize a health fair.  Late afternoon might be spent at one of centers coordinating a healthy cooking class led by a volunteer chef.

Service Schedule 

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Members should have experience with or the willingness to develop competencies in these areas:

  • Work with active older adults
  • Appreciate diversity in all its forms
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Jump in where needed
  • Outgoing personality

Prerequisites: Associates Degree

Can professional experience be substituted for formal education: No

Physical Requirements 

Lift and carry up to 15lbs; Responsibilities in the position may entail sitting for extended periods of time;Responsibilities in this position may entail standing for extended periods of time; Office or service environment may include noisy environments; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another; Service responsibilities require member to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; Service responsibilities require the member to communicate verbally via the telephone and/or computer;

Required Driver’s License: Yes

Additional Information


  • $6,495 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management
  • $20,000 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments

How to Apply

Please apply using the link:


  • Date Posted: April 25, 2022
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 08/15/2022
  • Salary Range: 20000
  • Working Hours: 37.5