Are you interested in becoming an AmeriCorps Member?

 

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in intensive community service work with the goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community". Members commit to full-time or part-time positions offered by a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agencies, to fulfill assignments in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection. The program is often compared to the Peace Corps as its domestic counterpart.


Member Activities + Requirements  

MAUW is currently looking for members to serve in two AmeriCorps programs. Click below to learn more about the member activities required. 

+ Veterans Resource Navigators

  • Outreach: Members attend events and go into the community to help educate veterans about assistance
  • Direct Service: Members work directly with veterans to connect them to the resources available to them
  • Community Service: Members participate in in service projects and serve their communities during national days of service to contribute to their community
  • Volunteer Generation: Members recruit volunteers to help assist in the cause to elevate veteran quality of life.

+ Evidence Based Literacy Instruction Coach

  • Outreach: Members attend events in their schools and communities to spread the word of Evidence Based Literacy Instruction
  • Direct Service: Members work directly with students in schools, helping them using and evidence based instruction method.
  • Community Service: Members attend school events and participate in national days of service to help give back to their communities
  • Volunteer Generation: Members recruit volunteers to help them with events and projects geared around Evidence Based Literacy Instruction

+ Minimum Program Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to complete a one-year National Service term (a mimimum of 1720 hours)
  • Able to travel with use of a personal vehicle including, but not limited to, travel around host site locations and to Lansing and other areas of the state for trainings.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups and actively engage the general public in outreach situations
  • Ability to interact respectfully with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations.

Member Benefits

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Living Allowance
Members will receive a living stipend of $12,530 during their term of service.

Education Award
Upon successful completion of their term of service, members will receive an education award of $5,550 from the National Service Trust.

Health Insurance
Members are eligible to receive basic health insurance. The coverage is made available at no cost to the members.

Child Care
Members who are a legal parent or guardian, residing with the child, may be eligible for childcare assistance.


For more information contact Nicole Literacki.
Email: nliteracki@uwmich.org
Phone: 810.931.3809