AmeriCorps Member at Maggie's Place

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Maggie's Place

Organization Mission:

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Maggie’s Place provides safe housing and a nurturing community for homeless pregnant women, empowering them to thrive throughout their lifetime.

Job description

Maggie's Place AmeriCorps Members spend a year living with pregnant and parenting women formerly experiencing homelessness and now housed in a loving, caring environment at Maggie’s Place. Using a trauma-informed care approach, AmeriCorps are on the front lines of the fight to overcome ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and break the relentless cycle of poverty. You will help transform lives through hope, love and a dedication to servant leadership. Our homes are located in Phoenix, AZ.

Duties Include:

  • Working as a team and collaborating with other AmeriCorps and support staff
  • Responding to emergencies, crises and conflicts within the home
  • Taking initiative in one of the following administrative roles in the home: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations/House Operations Coordinator, or Programs Coordinator
  • Participating in and planning community functions, including celebrations, house retreats and weekly house meetings, as well as AmeriCorps community events
  • Providing daytime and overnight house coverage by answering the phone, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations and responding to the duty of the moment

A Day In The Life:

Each day is different for each AmeriCorps member, dependent on the needs of the moms in your house. Among the possibilities are:

  • Accompanying moms to doctors appointments or hospital
  • Building relationships with mothers
  • Mentoring mothers one-on-one
  • Accompanying a mom to a court hearing
  • Assisting in moving a mom in or out of the house
  • Being in the moment for duty shifts where you will be present

Due to the live-in nature of the work, this is a women-only position.

Commitment Dates: August 1, 2024-August 31, 2025

Benefits:

  • Monthly living stipend of $1,466.66
  • Housing and access to community food
  • Health insurance at no cost to member
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Biannual AmeriCorps retreats
  • Vacation days
  • Access to day-off respite house
  • Access to community vehicles
  • Opportunities for individual counseling and group processing sessions
  • Segal Education Award at completion of service ( https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award/find-out-more)


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required
  • College degree or equivalent life experience preferred
  • Driver's license preferred
  • Ideally candidates are 21 years of age and older
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Emotional maturity
  • Resilience
  • Empathy
  • Accepting of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and customs
  • Open to personal growth during challenging situations

Interested applicants may apply here: https://www.maggiesplace.org/americorps/

Please direct all questions to americorps@maggiesplace.org

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Wed Jul 31, 2024 - Sun Aug 31, 2025
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

Phoenix, AZ 85001

(33.44997,-112.07022)
 

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