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.
+ 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.
Members will receive a living stipend of $12,530 during their term of service.
Upon successful completion of their term of service, members will receive an education award of $5,550 from the National Service Trust.
Members are eligible to receive basic health insurance. The coverage is made available at no cost to the members.
Members who are a legal parent or guardian, residing with the child, may be eligible for childcare assistance.