Volunteer Opportunity

AmeriCorps Disabled Youth Coach

Published 24 days ago
AmeriCorps Disabled Youth Coach

We are seeking committed people who want to make a difference in a disabled youth's life.

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 disabled youth prepare for jobs and careers and learn independent living skills. 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 persons with disabilities. 14. Ability to lift 50 pounds. 15. Must have positive social media experience.

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

Duties of AmeriCorps Members

Help older disabled youth prepare for careers and get jobs; Provide one-to-one assistance in independent life skills.

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 does not count against 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


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 who want to make a difference in a disabled youth's life.

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

Details at a Glance

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


509 Second Street, ST 1, Utica, NY 13501, United States

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Submit Resume to  Please fill out the online application at 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

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