*THIS IS A UNIQUE VOLUNTEER SERVICE POSITION THROUGH AMERICORPS. IT IS AN UNPAID POSITION, BUT PROVIDES AN EDUCATION AWARD OF $1,547 AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF 450 VOLUNTEER HOURS WITHIN THE 10 MONTH TERM (OCTOBER 1, 2016- JULY 31, 2017). VOLUNTEER HOURS WILL BE SPENT SUPPORTING THE SALVATION ARMY DIVISIONAL VOLUNTEER CENTER BY ASSISTING WITH THE ONBOARDING, TRAINING, AND SUPPORTING OF VOLUNTEERS THAT WORK WITH SALVATION ARMY PROGRAMS.***
The Salvation Army and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a quarter-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Volunteers. The candidate will ideally begin service on February 1, 2017 and serve a minimum of 450 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.
For more than 126 years The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets ofSan Diegoand to those in shelters, schools, and daycare centers across the Southland. Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865, and has evolved over the decades into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. The Salvation Army currently has representation in 126 different countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across theUnited States.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity - good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.
AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Recruitment of volunteers to assist The Salvation Army with provision of services such as: feeding the homeless, coaching clients for job-readiness, teaching English classes, and leading activities for seniors
- Outreach to community residents to encourage participation in Salvation Army volunteer opportunities in their neighborhood
- Outreach to corporate and community partners to engage new pools of volunteers
- Volunteer Screening, Placement, and Orientation
- Execution of Group Volunteer Events
- 1:1 Support for Volunteers who have been recently placed
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Members perform day to day service at The Salvation Army and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:
- Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
- Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
- Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
- Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.
This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and The Salvation Army will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.
- Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Computer skills
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:
- Be eligible to earn 100% of a quarter-time education award
- Be eligible to perform a term of national service
- Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
- Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
- Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
- Be able to complete at least 450 hours of service within the term of service noted above as well as serve for the full time of the term
NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT
If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of First Degree Murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.
Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $1,527.45 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position does not pay a monthly stipend.
HOW TO APPLY:
Resumes should be sent to Stacy Dertien, Divisional Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.
- Program Management
- Donor Management
- Human Resources Assistance
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
- Elder care
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