Disaster Response Fellow

  • Santa Ana, CA, US

Submit resume to Abby Edmunds at aedmunds@oneoc.org

AmeriCorps Fellowship Positions

OneOC, formerly known as Volunteer Center Orange County, is recruiting candidates for the Disaster Response Program (DR). The DR Fellow position is a consists of a minimum of 900 hours that may include evenings and weekends. Terms are April 2016 - December 2016. Candidates will interview and be matched with an organization participating in this AmeriCorps program, in Orange County, Los Angeles County or San Diego County. Contact: Abby Edmunds (714) 953-5757 X 123

Major Responsibilities of the DR member

  1. Developing/Enhancing post-disaster operational resiliency, capacity building and documenting effective plans, protocols, and processes to train and recruit volunteers; to communicate and coordinate with stakeholders in the event of a disaster; to outline an outreach strategy to local civic groups; and to secure Business Continuity.
  2. Recruit, manage, and train a volunteer disaster cadre to participate in local collaborative volunteer projects, service events, and trainings resulting in organizational and personal preparedness plans.
  3. Expand Local Preparedness Networks by strengthening partnerships and community capacity in order to make disaster response and recovery a collaborative effort between the host organization and civic groups.
  4. Support long-term recovery and sustainability by increasing organizational capacity to more easily support vulnerable clients respond and recover from disaster events.
  5. Fundraise to acquire a range of resources (both monetary and in-kind donations) to support the disaster resiliency program.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to make a difference in a community
  • Opportunity to register with AmeriCorps Alums (www.americorpsalums.org)
  • Networking opportunities with fellow corps members across the country
  • Onsite training and professional development
  • Stipend of $7,000 over term of service
  • An AmeriCorps Education Award ($2,887.50) upon successful completion of service
  • Student loan deferment and interest reimbursement at completion of term
  • Non-competitive status for future federal employment

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

DR AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities they serve.

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Be at least 18 years of age

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  • Santa Ana, CA, US
  • Start and end dates:

    End Date: December 7, 2016
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    A lot (10+ hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Fixed schedule
  • Extra details:

    Stipend provided

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