Volunteer Opportunity

AmeriCorps Member at Salisbury Urban Ministries (Minimum-time)

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ShoreCorps/AmeriCorps | Salisbury, MD
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Start Date

August 15, 2019

End Date

August 14, 2020

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Salisbury Urban Ministries develops and implements programs that serve and minister to the needs of materially impoverished people in the area. The specific mission of the program that this position will work with is to provide a safe learning environment for children in the community in order to help them flourish academically, socially, and civically while exposing them to activities and services that promote overall growth and development so that they may become productive, successful citizens.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Kid’s Café Program Coordinator in all aspects of the program - homework assistance, arts and crafts, field trips, meal, etc.
  • Assisting with community outreach via social media and volunteer recruitment events
  • Working one-on-one with elementary school age children to help strengthen their academic skills

Benefits:

  • Valuable experience
  • An education award of $1,289.95 for future educational expenses or repayment of federal student loans
  • Federal student loan forbearance while in service, with exemption from paying interest accrued during this time
  • Access to AmeriCorps Alumni Network

Schedule:

           Mon-Thurs, 4:00-6:30 PM (some flexibility in schedule)

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • Have a strong interest in serving the community
  • Be able to relate to diverse populations
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide copy of either high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive Criminal History Check, which includes FBI fingerprinting
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Applicants DO NOT need to be college students, anyone from the community who fits the above requirements may participate.

The member will begin on or after August 15th, 2019 and must complete 300 hours by August 14th, 2020. 

This position is offered through a partnership with ShoreCorps, the AmeriCorps program at Salisbury University. It is contingent upon federal funding and approval of the AmeriCorps office.

To fill out an application, visit www.salisbury.edu/americorps and click on ‘Become a Member.’

Salisbury Urban Ministries develops and implements programs that serve and minister to the needs of materially impoverished people in the area. The specific mission of the program that this position will work with is to provide a safe…

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Location

326 Barclay Street, Salisbury, MD 21804
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