Volunteer Opportunity

Americorps* Emergency Response Member

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Presbyterian Homes and Services

Published 5 months ago

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Position Summary

The purpose of your position is to “create smiles in the eyes of people we serve” by fulfilling Presbyterian Homes’ mission and operating philosophies. Emergency Response Members serve at a nonprofit organization that is in need of additional support in responding to the community’s relief efforts for COVID-19. Members serve in a full-time capacity (35 hours per week) beginning June 8 and ending August 15, 2020. This is an AmeriCorps service member position and is part of the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative. This is a stipend position through Corporation for National and Community Service.

Essential Responsibilities

• Fulfill the duties and tasks outlined by the assigned service site in its COVID-19 AmeriCorps Project Plan; this service expands service site’s capacity to respond to significant needs in their community related to COVID-19. COVID-19-related service could include a combination of several response tasks such as emergency food distribution, distance learning, support to help older adults cope with social isolation, and more. Service will not include any prohibited or unallowable activities.

o At Presbyterian Homes and Services, Americorps* Emergency Response Members will assist with Community Guidelines related to COVID-19 restrictions as well as support Life Enrichment:

1. Sorting and delivering mail, packages and other deliveries within the building.

2. Screening employees and visitors as they enter the building which includes completing a questionnaire, taking the person’s temperature, and documenting results.

3. Light housekeeping and sanitizing as needed.

4. Delivering meals to resident rooms and apartments.

5. Assisting in resident transportation in the building.

6. Engaging in meaningful activities and social support with residents as directed by Life Enrichment Director. This could include one-on-one or small group activities. 

• Follow protocols in reporting on duties and/or tasks completed, including impact to the greater community.

• Follow all required safety procedures at service site.

• Demonstrate regular, timely attendance at service site. Adhere to a regular schedule of in-person service, determined by the service site. Submit timesheets once every two weeks.

• Communicate regularly and effectively with Program Manager, Reading & Math, Inc. staff, Site Supervisor, and other service site personnel.

• Commit to serve the full service term, serving the total commitment of 300 hours between June 8 and Aug. 15.

• Attend all required training sessions and meetings; travel as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.

• Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent by your start date.

• Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

• Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks.

• Must not have served 4 or more prior terms of service with AmeriCorps State or National.

Application Information

Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.

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Financial Information

(All financial benefits are provided through Corporation for National and Community Service through Serve MN and Reading and Math Corps.) 

STIPEND EVERY TWO WEEKS - Members are paid a stipend of $650 every two weeks during their term of service. This stipend is taxed as income, and members complete a W-4. 

EDUCATION AWARD- Members who successfully complete their terms of service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award education award of $1,289.95. Awarded at the end of your service term, it can be used to pay educational costs at eligible post secondary institutions, or to repay qualified student loans.

The award has a seven-year expiration period and is considered taxable income in the year that it is used. 

Members who are 55 or older at the start of their service have an additional option. They may choose to transfer the education award to a child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild or foster child. The recipient of a transferred award has 10 years to use it, beginning on the date the member earned the award.

FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN FORBEARANCE - If a member is making payments to a federally-backed education loan, payments can be put into forbearance during their service. Upon successful completion of the program, the accrued interest will be paid by the National Service Trust. Learn more about loan forbearance on the AmeriCorps website.

HEALTH INSURANCE - Members are eligible to enroll in health insurance, with 100% of the premium paid. The plan is managed through Cigna and includes medical coverage for individual members. It does not cover dependents.

For greatest savings under this plan, members are encouraged to use in-network healthcare providers. Search the Cigna website (using the plan option “Open Access Plus, OA Plus, Choice Fund OA Plus”) to find providers in the network.


Members may qualify to receive child-care assistance through a program administered by GAP Solutions, Inc. In order to be eligible for the assistance program, members must meet income requirements. To learn more about how to apply, please see our guide. You can also visit the GAP AmeriCorps website for additional details, frequently asked questions and the rules and regulations of the program.

Position Summary

The purpose of your position is to “create smiles in the eyes of people we serve” by fulfilling Presbyterian Homes’ mission and operating philosophies. Emergency Response Members serve at a nonprofit organization that is…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Presbyterian Homes and Services (Final placement may not be at this address but will be in the Twin Cities Metro)

2845 Hamline Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113

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Background Study Clearance from Minnesota DHS and a Tuberculosis Screening is required.

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