AmeriCorps Disaster Team - Bay Area

Published

09/11/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

End Date

08/23/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

San Jose
CALIFORNIA
United States

Description

We are looking for self-motivated and passionate individuals to join the California AmeriCorps Disaster Team, through the American Red Cross. We have several openings in the Bay Area, including Volunteer Workforce Engagement, Volunteer Services, and Disaster Preparedness and Response.


AmeriCorps members will serve in a full-time capacity (approximately 40 hours per week) to meet the requirement of 1,700 service hours throughout the 10.5-month term. Responsibilities will include weekend and evening commitments, and all members will be expected to participate in off-hours assignments. In addition, members of the Disaster Team may be required to deploy for two-week periods to assist with disasters within the State of California.


TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/redcross-americorps 



Requirements

  • Must be available to serve full-time from 10/2018 to 08/2019
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Desired: Bilingual language skills


Desired Skill Sets:

  • Commitment to service and making a difference
  • Comfortable with public speaking and working with large groups
  • Independent, self-motivated, creative, and resourceful
  • Flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings


Benefits

  • Bi-weekly stipend of $652.17 (before taxes), health and dental coverage, and childcare assistance to those that qualify
  • Upon successful completion of the program, members will receive an Education Award of $5,920 to use towards qualified student loans or future tuition
  • Student loan forbearance during the period of service


TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/redcross-americorps 

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

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