Volunteer Opportunity

AmeriCorps Financial Literacy/Life Skills Instructor

Published 23 days ago
AmeriCorps Financial Literacy/Life Skills Instructor

We are seeking committed people to teach financial literacy and life skills to low income people so they can move out of poverty.

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 people in need to get out of poverty through financial literacy and life skills education. 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 empower low-income persons. 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 use the our curriculum to provide financial/life skills education to low-income people. The member will conduct one to one counseling, small group, and webcasts. The member will also prepare newsletter articles. Financial literacy will include teaching skills such as budgeting, opening up banking accounts, avoiding scams, shopping wisely, and saving money. Life skills will include decision-making, time management, and fostering positive relationships. The AmeriCorps member will administer pre/post surveys at the beginning and the end of each educational experience to assess the knowledge increase of clients after participating in the module. The AmeriCorps Member will focus her/his efforts in reaching out to the following communities: newcomers (recently arrived immigrants and refugees), reentry programs for ex-offenders, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, the homeless and the elderly.

Our Financial Coaching Program provides individual counseling to clients to teach them fundamental budgeting, checking, and related money management skills; provides advice as individuals work through serious financial challenges; and partners with clients to build assets in order to achieve financial stability. When an individual enrolls in the financial coaching program, the client is paired with a highly qualified volunteer who spends a full year working with this individual. This coaching is typically done in monthly one-on-one, in-person sessions and is tailored to accommodate goals unique to each client and with recognition of the individual’s level of financial understanding.

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, . AmeriCorps income is not counted for HUD rental assistance or SNAP. if eligible. For 1700 hour members, college award is $6,345, 1200 hours $4,441.50, and 900 hours - $3,172.50


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 seeking committed people to teach financial literacy and life skills to low income people so they can move out of poverty.

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

Details at a Glance

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


509 2nd St, Utica, NY 13501, USA

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