Greenville, SC 29607
Are you interested in making a difference in the community? Are you able to commit yourself to a year of service helping others? Join our AmeriCorps team! Fight poverty and find your path on our team of 25 members across 4 counties in Upstate South Carolina. Our region is growing rapidly and is recognized with many accolades but that has not translated to improved conditions for low-income individuals & families. High unemployment and poverty rates contribute to food and housing crises alongside low financial literacy and limited access to reputable banking services. Our team members serve in partner organizations to overcome barriers, improve access, and create vibrant and equitable communities. The focus of our program is moving people who are in crisis and vulnerable toward safety, stability, and thriving. AmeriCorps Members accomplish this by serving 1700 hours with a partner organization over the course of a service year. Our incoming team will serve from August 16, 2021 through July 31, 2022 beginning with a two-week orientation provided by program staff from United Way of Greenville County, our grant holder. Selected candidates will be matched with host organizations in a variety of positions available in Greenville, Laurens, Anderson, and Pickens counties. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, veterans, retirees, or anyone interested in starting a career in the nonprofit field. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Corps and strongly encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you have the desire to serve others and have skills or experience related to social services, human services, case management, or community organization, you would be a great fit for our program. As an AmeriCorps Upstate member, you will be trained to provide financial stability programs and services to the community, including but not limited to: Resource Navigation | Case management, crisis assistance, benefit applications through Thrive Hub, and connecting individuals and families with community resources Financial Literacy | Teaching financial literacy to people individually or in a classroom setting VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance | Providing free tax preparation services in the community Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Benefits of a Service Year Full-time members are eligible for a $15,100 living stipend (total amount, paid in part on bi-weekly basis), health coverage benefits, member assistance program, childcare benefits, and federal student loan forbearance during their term . Upon successful completion of a service term, members are eligible for payment of accrued interest on eligible federal loans, and a $ 6,345 education award toward continued education or student loan repayment. All members are provided with mileage reimbursement, skill building opportunities, and robust monthly professional development trainings. How to Apply Our application opens in the spring and stays open until all positions are filled or for one month after orientation, whichever occurs first. If our application is not currently open, send your résumé to us at: tinyurl.com/acupstateinterest When the application is live, create an account on the nationwide MyAmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/ Complete and save your common application Submit your completed application to our specific listing (AmeriCorps Upstate) here: americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51075 For technical assistance, reach out to the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677. To learn more about our program, see our current partners, and find answers to FAQs, visit our website americorpsupstate.org or reach out to staff at email@example.com.
Date Posted: Sep 2, 2021