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Are you going to school or working a part time job but wishing you could do something more meaningful? Do you need to build skills and networks to help launch your first (or next) career? Are you retired but looking to use your experience to help others? If you want to make a real difference in our community, AmeriCorps might be for you!
AmeriCorps is often compared to a “domestic Peace Corps” – with opportunities to make a lasting difference by tackling the most pressing needs our communities and our fellow citizens face today, all over the country. Each year, more than 75,000 individuals (ages 18-90+) serve at more than 15,000 locations including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Over the past decade, Harvesters’ AmeriCorps members (who serve a one-year, full time term educating, engaging and empowering the community around food insecurity) have consistently reported a high level of satisfaction around issues of community impact, personal development, and professional growth.
Half Time Service Opportunities Available: Are you interested in pursuing a nonprofit career? Are you looking to build skills and networks to help launch your first (or second) career? Would you like to see the impact of national service up close? If you want to make a real difference in our community, AmeriCorps might be for you!
Harvesters now has multiple openings for half-time service in Kanas City, Missouri and Topeka, Kansas. Email the AmeriCorps Program Director at InfoRequest@harvesters.org to request application instructions and a link to the online AmeriCorps site.
AmeriCorps Community Engagement Specialist (3 openings)
Create and build relationships with a diverse network of supporters by engaging them in a range of opportunities to give food, give time, and give voice. Service schedule is flexible, Monday – Saturday with three weeknight evenings (8 p.m.) available.
AmeriCorps Community Outreach Specialist (2 openings)
Educate and empower our community to access food assistance resources such as SNAP (Supplemental Food Assistance Program, formerly known as ‘Food Stamps’), as well as enhancing the ability and capacity of our community partners to serve their clients. Service schedule is flexible Monday - Saturday.
Bi-weekly living allowance ($240.96, pretax), individual health insurance coverage at no cost, student loan forbearance, CPR/First Aid/ServSafe Certification and other professional and personal development training. Members may have up to 1 week of time off from scheduled service. After successfully completing the service term, members earn the Segal Education Award of $2,887 and members who are 55 and older also have the option to transfer the Award.
Some college credits and/or verifiable work history, with preference for college degree. Must be U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident Alien status. May be required to lift up to 30 lbs. on a recurring basis. Must have valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation, and pass required background checks and drug screen prior to starting. Bi-lingual skills preferred but not required. If selected, must be able to commit to serving 930 hours between now and July 31, 2017.
It is the policy and practices of Harvesters to recruit and place AmeriCorps members regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, sexual orientation or because such applicant is forty (40) years of age or older.
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