AmeriCorps Volunteer Service


(33.93876,-118.36697)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

5021 Lennox BlvdLennox, CA 90304

Rebuilding Lives and Our Communities

About

OVERVIEW

CCEO YouthBuild is an innovative program designed to provide at risk youth aged 16-24 from the Los Angeles area with a High School diploma, Life Skills and Leadership Development training concurrently with vocational and hands-on training in construction & other career pathways.

CCEO YouthBuild is proud to host AmeriCorps Members! AmeriCorps is the national volunteer service initiative that provides community service opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. Through their service, AmeriCorps members address the critical needs in local communities. CCEO YouthBuild works with AmeriCorps members to provide Teacher Assistance (T.A.) in the classroom and training areas, as our program helps rebuild young individuals lives and their communities.

We are looking for future teachers, counselors, social workers, etc. to help with classroom instruction (in a high school setting) leadership development, life skills, social justice issues, and community action and outreach activities.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

CCEO YouthBuild is looking for 4 Half-Time AmeriCorps members (900 hour term) to serve as Teacher's Aides/Assistants. AmeriCorps members are responsible for assisting program teachers and staff in the fields of Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Science (one AmeriCorps member per subject), as our participants study to achieve a High School Diploma. AmeriCorps members will also assist YouthBuild participants with job readiness and job placement services, and provide support to participants around college readiness, counseling, assistance with financial aid applications and college applications. AmeriCorps members must commit to serve a 900 hour volunteer service term and will receive a educational scholarship award of $2,865 at the completion of their 6-10 month term.

DUTIES

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the classroom teacher and AmeriCorps Coordinator, the AmeriCorps member will be responsible for the duties and projects listed below as well as other assignments and duties assigned by the Program Director in accordance with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

  • Provide individual or small group guidance to students in one of the following subjects: Math, English, Science or Social Science.
  • Provide small group facilitation of classroom activities to support skill acquisition in the classroom
  • Assist teachers and staff with classroom activities.
  • May also provide teachers and program staff with assistance of additional class subjects as needed, including: journalism/broadcasting, life skills, vocational education, and citizenship and responsibility.
  • Assist with job readiness training to all YouthBuild participants.
    • Provide guidance to all YouthBuild participants about possible careers and college placement.
    • Participate in monthly community service projects, community involvement activities (CIAs), and National Days of Service.
    • Perform any other reasonable function as directed by the Program Director in accordance with AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) regulations.
    • Assist members in increasing literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Work schedule between 20-40 hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, preferably have a B.S./B.A. degree and be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the US. AmeriCorps members will be subject to DOJ/FBI background checks.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organized and ability to manage details efficiently and effectively.
  • Computer proficient, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Flexibility, patience, tolerance and willingness to learn new related skills.
  • Experience in management and motivation of volunteers a plus.
  • A basic understanding of CCEO YouthBuild and commitment to the mission of the organization.
  • Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in the community.

BENEFITS

The benefits for completing a 6-10 month term of service include:

  • Earn an educational scholarship award of $2,865.00 upon completion of 900 service hours.
  • Federal Student Loan Deferment.
  • Gain teaching/classroom skills and experience, develop leadership skills, and gain other training opportunities.
  • Professional training and networking opportunities.
  • The opportunity to make a difference through a national social movement.

**AmeriCorps Teacher's Aide is volunteer/internship positions with no stipend or compensation. However, educational scholarships of $2,865 are available upon the completion of 900 volunteer service hours. (Note: paid internships may be available depending upon funding sources and eligibility requirements.) **

We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations are available on request.

If you are interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Mario@centurycenter.com

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Life Coaching
  • Youth Services
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-10 month
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