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AmeriCorps Veteran Advocate

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AmeriCorps Veteran Advocate

We are looking for dedicated people to help veterans and active military members to have a better life through accessing services and assistance.

Stop talking about the problem and be the solution. #BeTheGreaterGood Join AmeriCorps. Utica Municipal Housing Authority AmeriCorps is an exciting program whereby you help others, prepare for a career in human services, and make a difference! You can help veterans in need to get the services they need. AmeriCorps is a professional mentoring program that may lead to a permanent job if the member successfully completes the year. Like Peace Corps, AmeriCorps members are paid volunteers who help to improve our community/ AmeriCorps provides an opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience, help others, and serve your nation. Here is information about the positions: We also offer to members a personal assistance program to upgrade your skills and job readiness. AmeriCorps Members may collect unemployment while enrolled in the program so long as they are ready and willing to accept employment.

Applicant Requirements:

1. Must be able to begin in May 2021 for this term; 2. Must be at least 18 years old; 3. Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED/HSED; 4. Must be willing to serve until December 31, 2021; 5. Must work 35-40 hours per week; 6. Criminal background checks and drug testing required; 7. We will check your social media; 8. Driver's license is required; 9. Some college is preferred.10. Computer literacy is necessary. 11. Must get along with others and together as as part of a team. 12. Passion to help others and change society. 13. Commitment to veterans. 14. Must have positive social media experience.

Please note that we accept applications on an on-going basis.

Duties of AmeriCorps Members

The AmeriCorps member will provide advocacy services that enable low-income and homeless veterans and their families to stabilize, recover, and rebuild their lives. The member will work to:

  • Provide assistance to veterans and their families on issues related to housing, employment, consumer, health, government benefits, food access, child support, and other matters
  • Build relationships with community partners, including staff at the VA hospitals, clinics, and veterans centers, as well as work with law schools
  • Deliver presentations on veterans’ rights and benefits, and create educational tools and resources that can be shared across their host organization and with community partners

Benefits: Full-time members receive a living allowance of $14,279 on an annual basis (about $540 before taxes every two weeks). You must agree to serve until December 31. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award before taxes upon successful completion of 1700/1200/900 hours, student loan forbearance, Health insurance, child care benefits, and work-related travel reimbursement, if eligible. AmeriCorps income is not counted for HUD rental assistance or SNAP. For 1700 hour members, college award is $6,345, 1200 hours $4,441.50, and 900 hours - $3,172.50

YOU MUST APPLY NOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

Applications are due as soon as possible and are reviewed on a first come basis.

Please call 315.982.3731 for an immediate Zoom interview or send an email .

COVID-19 precautions

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place


We are looking for dedicated people to help veterans and active military members to have a better life through accessing services and assistance.

Stop talking about the problem and be the solution. #BeTheGreaterGood Join AmeriCorps. Utica…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

On-site
509 2nd St, Utica, NY 13501, USA

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

Submit Resume to applyamericorps@gmail.com.  Please fill out the online application at https://my.americorps.gov. If possible, applicants should use Microsoft Edge because this browser works the

best.  Applicants

should use Microsoft Edge and create a user account and password.  You should then select the “Apply to Serve”

button and fill out the application. 

After completing the application, you should submit it to our

program.  Search the listings, select

AmeriCorps State and National, New York, Utica, and then Utica Public Housing

AmeriCorps Program.  If you have any

problems, please contact

the National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677 or

call me.  We would be happy to help.  We will review your resume,

interest form, and online application.  We

may then call you for an interview.   If

you do not hear from us, please contact us at 315.982.3731, 315.734.0183, or applyamericorps@gmail.com.


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