Currently recruiting AmeriCorps Members for 2019-2020

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering in your community?

Housing Forward is currently seeking 12 individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members for the 2019-2020 service year.

Click here to learn more about the positions we are looking to fill. 

Service Locations May Include: Maywood, Oak Park and LaGrange, IL.

What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps engages service minded Americans in intensive community outreach each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

Housing Forward’s mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. AmeriCorps members help forward this mission by assisting clients with basic needs and encouraging access to services and housing. Members will engage in an intensive service year that includes direct service and support, job specific training, community service, as well as engagement in monthly group activities. At the end of your service year, members will also engage in exercises focusing on life after AmeriCorps to help evaluate your accomplishments and figure out how to combine your skills and interests into a potential career path.

AmeriCorps represents a great way to:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Propel yourself into a future social services or non-profit career
  • Assist with educational expenses
  • Help to deliver vital programs to make a significant change in the lives of those we serve

Interested in Serving as an AmeriCorps member at Housing Forward?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering in your community?

Housing Forward is currently seeking 12 individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members for 2018 – 2019 service year.

Service Locations May Include: Maywood, Oak Park and LaGrange, IL.

BENEFITS:

  • Living stipend paid bi-weekly ($13,732 annual total)
  • Education Award: Upon successful completion of the member's term of service, the member will receive an education award from the National Service Trust in the amount of $5,730.
  • Invaluable social services experience
  • Extensive training
  • Basic Health Insurance for AmeriCorps member
  • Subsidized childcare (if eligible)
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successfully serve in the position, serve 37.5 hours a week and meet the 1700 minimum requirement for a full term of service
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Must be 18 years of age at the start date of service
  • Have a valid Driver's License & clean driving record
  • Pass required criminal background checks
  • Members must have demonstrated experience and ability to interact sensitively and respectfully with persons of various backgrounds and all walks of life.

TO APPLY: If you are applying for an AmeriCorps position, apply directly at the AmeriCorps portal. When searching Housing Forward jobs in the AmeriCorps portal, please put the following:

1. Program Type: AmeriCorps State/National
2. State: IL
3. Program Name: Housing Forward

4. Click on Interested Position(s)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Volunteer and Outreach Manager, Enid Johnson  Tel: 708.338.1724 ext 220 or email: ejohnson@housingforward.org   or visit My Americorps.gov

PLEASE NOTE: AmeriCorps team position offers are contingent upon AmeriCorps funding notification.

 

 

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