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AmeriCorps Member at Salisbury Urban Ministries (Half-time)

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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

August 15, 2019

End Date

August 14, 2020

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Salisbury Urban Ministries is seeking a half-time AmeriCorps Member to help with their Kid’s Café Program and to do community outreach.

 As part of the Kid’s Café program, the AmeriCorps member will provide homework assistance for elementary age students, and with help with arts and crafts, field trips, and meals.

 The AmeriCorps member would need to be available during the following hours:

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

           Community Outreach: Flexible schedule during office hours, Mon-Thur, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

                                                   and availability for occasional special volunteer recruitment events

                                                   which could be an evening and/or weekend

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

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

 Benefits available to the AmeriCorps Member include:

  • Valuable experience
  • A bi-weekly stipend of $252.08
  • An education award of $3,047.50 for future educational expenses or repayment of federal student loans
  • Federal student loan forbearance while in service, with exemption from paying interest accrued during that time
  • 6 tuition-free credits at Salisbury University for completion of training course
  • Access to AmeriCorps Alumni Network

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
  • Be available to attend the tuition-free, AmeriCorps class at Salisbury University bi-weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • 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 900 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 is seeking a half-time AmeriCorps Member to help with their Kid’s Café Program and to do community outreach.

 As part of the Kid’s Café program, the AmeriCorps member will provide homework assistance for…

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Location

326 Barclay Street, Salisbury, MD 21804

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