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AmeriCorps Position: Basic Needs Associate

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Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington

Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington is currently recruiting for two Basic Needs Associate positions located in Union Gap, WA. This is a great service opportunity for an individual that is looking to make a positive impact by utilizing the Disaster Case Management Model to assist those affected by COVID-19 with matching resources to needs. The AmeriCorps member will be successful in these efforts by distributing clothing vouchers, toiletries, Kitchen Kits, discounted furniture, baby items, taking requests for monetary assistance, and serving as a bridge between the St. Vincent Centers and more supportive social service.

Position Duties:

  • Assessing client needs using the Disaster Case Management Model
  • Distributing items to help fill those needs
  • Partnering with more supportive services to support clients with their recovery plan

Skills Needed to Perform the Duties of the Position Successfully

  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skill

Social Services knowledge preferred.

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Program Benefits: Education Award, Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible.

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About Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington



Mission Statement

Motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially for those most in need.


Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington provides help and creates hope for thousands of people each year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Though serving the outreach efforts of the Diocese of Yakima, Catholic Charities is a separate 501(c)3 charitable organization, funded in part by the State of Washington, federal contracts, the United Way across Central Washington, fees for service, grants, and charitable contributions. Although rooted in a Catholic tradition that shapes its core mission of service to all, at times as many as 85% of the agency’s staff is non-Catholic. Similarly, the vast majority of those being served are not Catholic. With nearly 32 service locations and almost 48,000 people served annually, the agency remains a testimony to its ongoing mission of "Bringing Hope to Life."


Motivated by Christ's love, we bring hope to life, especially for those most in need.


We envision communities where people are treated with dignity and respect, their basic needs are met, and they are empowered to enhance the quality of their own lives.


We affirm our faith in God who calls us to serve.

We celebrate the uniqueness and dignity of people.

We nurture children and strengthen families.

We provide quality services to those in need.

We serve people of all faiths.

Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


2629 Main StreetUnion GapUnion Gap, WA 98903




  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10.5 Months
  • Please apply at:

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