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Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness, Internships & Employment

Age Minimum (with Adult): 17+, Minimum Age:17+

Volunteer Coordinator - Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This is an 11-month, full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program serving as a Volunteer Coordinator at Bridges to Housing Stability, Inc. Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Members, ACM’s, are responsible for building capacity and developing and implementing a volunteer program. The outcome will be an increase in capacity for Bridges to serve the Howard County community. The VM service year will begin on September 16, 2020 and conclude on August 3, 2021; Volunteer Coordinators are expected to complete 1,700 hours of service during the term.
SITE SPECIFIC PROJECT SCOPE: The AmeriCorps member will work with all of Bridge’s programs and staff to help enhance and expand volunteer involvement. The AmeriCorps member will supervise volunteers during special events, volunteer work groups and during housing turnovers. The AmeriCorps member will manage current volunteers in coordination with the Program Managers, and Site Supervisor.

BENEFITS:

VM AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend of $14,028 (pending funding), health insurance if they are not already covered. They may also qualify for a child care allowance. Other benefits include mileage reimbursement for site-related travel, student loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and staff, and making a real difference in a local community.  After completion of a successful service year, members receive an education award of $6,095 through the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award- CNCS.  May access over 600 national service employees through AmeriCorps Alumni services.  Some members may qualify for Public Service Lean Forgiveness, per Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-is-public-service-loan-forgiveness-en-641/

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: (45 CFR § 2522.200)
To serve as a Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps member, an individual must:
o be at least 17 years of age
o have a high school diploma or its equivalent
o be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;
o satisfy the national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender registry  state repository check (Maryland and state of residence),  and FBI fingerprint check;
o complete pre-service training requirements


ORIENTATION AND TRAINING: Volunteer Maryland provides approximately 20 days of training in program development, volunteer management, marketing, communication, leadership skills, history of National Service, AmeriCorps prohibited activities and unallowable activities. Training is held the first two weeks of the service year, with monthly training days throughout the rest of the year. Additional training opportunities are also available through AmeriCorps, service sites and Volunteer Maryland.
The Site Supervisor provides orientation to the VM AmeriCorps member service site. Bridges to Housing Stability will provide site specific orientation and training.


ATTITUDES & ABILITIES: - Please forward a resume with work and volunteer history to maryann@bridges2hs.org
For more informationlink to full description. For information on AmeriCorps Maryland visit https://gosv.maryland.gov/americorps-programs/

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Volunteers needed through 8/3/2021

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