AmeriCorps Member Position Description
Name and Location of Site: RP/6, 9881 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood WA 98499
Title: Frontline Families Corps member
Reports To: Sherrill Isenhower
Term of Service: Half-Time (9 months) November 10, 2016 – August 10, 2017
Anticipated Service Schedule:
- Half-time members will serve 900 hours over the term of service, averaging 25 hours per week, which may include some evening and weekend hours
Site Description: RP/6 specializes in connecting service members, veterans and their families to resources to develop a clear plan for their path forward. RP/6 does this by engaging and developing relationships with public and private partners within the military and veteran service provider ecosystem to provide access to resources and services. Using RP/6's tailored concierge approach, connections to resources are provided to develop a clear action plan for the service member, veteran or family member's path forward. We accomplish this mission with a focus on service, trust and results.
Frontline Families, an AmeriCorps program implemented by Points of Light, engages service members, veterans and their families in volunteer leader training. Frontline Families is a military and veteran reintegration program that inspires MilVet Families to serve on the frontline of their communities to address the most pressing challenges in our country. Frontline Families Corps members will serve either 11 or 9-month terms beginning in November 2016. Frontline Families Corps Members will train MilVet Families as volunteer leaders and conduct community service projects to:
1) Address pressing community needs - Volunteers change the world by taking action on the causes that plague us globally. Through the Frontline Families program, MilVet Families will identify the needs of the local community and develop innovative service-related activities to address these needs.
2) Strengthen local communities – Recruiting and maintaining volunteer leaders is essential for non-profit organizations to build capacity to meet program goals and solve community problems. This program will build a volunteer pipeline of diverse, talented, and skilled individuals who already have a commitment to service and are now trained to serve in a volunteer leadership role for the organization.
3) Support the successful reintegration of MilVet Families - Reintegration is a process that currently requires an extensive amount of time and effort; our program will serve as a bridge that will lessen this burden by connecting the military with the community through civic engagement, improving the physical and mental well-being of the MilVet population through social and physical activities.
Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks:
- Recruit MilVet Families to participate in Volunteer Leadership Training
- Train MilVet Families as volunteer leaders through three quarterly cycles
- Design and develop volunteer projects with MilVet Families
- Assist RP/6 staff with outreach events
- Recruit new members for the RP/6 Community Support Team
- Participate in RP/6 service projects
- All other duties as assigned by RP/6
- Opportunity to make a difference in a community
- Opportunity to register with AmeriCorps Alums (www.americorpsalums.org)
- Three-day Corps Training Institute in Atlanta, GA
- Opportunity to participate in Points of Light virtual webinars and conference calls
- Networking opportunities with fellow corps members across the country
- Onsite training and professional development
- Living allowance of $6,500 over term of 9 month service
- An AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service
- Health benefits and child care assistance if qualified
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
- Have a college degree or attended some college, have a high school diploma, or GED
- Have served no more than two terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
- Agree to a criminal background check
- Participate in the Corps Training Institute in Atlanta, GA in November 10, 2016
- Be able to begin service on November 10, 2016
Previous experiences with service, training, or leadership development strengthen candidacy.
- Individuals may receive no more than the value of two full time education awards. If you have received the equivalent of more than one full time education award, you are eligible to serve and receive a discounted award.
9881 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA, US 98499
Start and end dates:November 10, 2016-August 10, 2017
Duration:3 months or longer
Time commitment:A lot (10+ hours/week)
Times of day:Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Days of week:Weekdays Weekends
Extra details:Stipend provided