2017-2018 Youth in Service AmeriCorps Member


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Cause Areas

When

Wed Aug 16, 2017 08:30 AM - Fri Jun 29, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

(multiple locations in Olympia - contact us)Olympia, WA 98506


About

Youth in Service collaborates with motivated 18-25 year olds to develop their community leadership skills and to positively contribute to the lives of youth and families in the Olympia area.

Members serve in full-time positions as tutors, mentors, program assistants and volunteer coordinator at local schools and youth-serving non-profit agencies. See the available position descriptions and learn more about us here: http://www.communityyouthservices.org/p_americorps_YIS.shtml

Member responsibilities may include:

* Tutoring and mentoring -- during school hours and in after school and community-based programs

* Social skill building activities, including alternative recess and conflict resolution

* Facilitating homework clubs, violence prevention activities, recreational activities, and more

* Finding housing and other basic needs for families who are homeless

* Hosting family engagement activities

* Recruiting, training and managing community volunteers

* Building partnerships with local businesses and community groups

* Donation gathering and community referrals

BENEFITS:

* $1,205/month living stipend (before taxes)

* $5,815 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1700 hours of service)

* Invaluable experience in schools or non-profits serving youth and families

* Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Commit to serve 10 ½ months from August 16th through June 29th.

* Be 18 to 25 years old

* Have at least a high school diploma or GED

* Have previous volunteer experience

* Be passionate about helping youth and families

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Members serve full-time M-F
  • Must complete the service year and meet 1700 service hours to recieve the education award

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