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Are you interested in making a real difference in your community? 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 and personal?
When you join AmeriCorps, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to help others. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills.
Harvesters AmeriCorps members educate, engage and empower the community around food insecurity, because together we CAN solve hunger. Harvesters’ culture is team-oriented and we value the contributions which AmeriCorps members have made to the organization for more than 10 years. We provide the training, resources and support for members to successfully carry out their service activities. Please note these openings are pending grant funding.
Community Engagement AmeriCorps members will 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 Sites: 4 FT positions in Kansas City, 2 FT positions in Topeka. Service schedule is primarily Tuesday – Saturday with one weeknight evening (8 p.m.), including some required and optional service activities on designated weekends.
Community Resource AmeriCorps members will focus on connecting individuals who are experiencing food insecurity with education and resources so that they may have enough nutritious food to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Service Sites: 4 FT positions in Kansas City, 1 FT in Topeka. Service schedule is primarily Monday – Friday, including some required and optional service activities on designated weekends.
Bi-weekly living allowance ($528.15, pretax).
Free individual health insurance coverage.
Childcare assistance and student loan forbearance for qualified individuals.
Up to two weeks of time off from scheduled service.
After successfully completing the service term, Segal Education Award of $5,920 (members who are 55 and older can transfer the Award).
Must be U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident Alien status.
Some college credits and verifiable work history, with preference for college degree.
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 the required national criminal background checks and drug screen prior to starting.
If selected, must be able to commit to a full-time (40 hours per week) service term starting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and ending on July 31, 2019.
Due to multiple openings, applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Information on the AmeriCorps State programs and the Segal Education Award are at www.nationalservice.gov. Interested persons should email the AmeriCorps Program Director at AmeriCorps@harvesters.org for instructions and a direct link to the online AmeriCorps application. It is the policy and practices of Harvesters to recruit and to 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.