AmeriCorps Service Positions in NW Indiana
United Way of Porter County (AmeriCorps Positions)
About the organization
United Way of Porter County will lead, unite and inspire our community to improve lives.
Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve their Potential
Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
Health – Improving People’s Health
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.
United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems. Living united means being a part of the change.
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 80,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps! AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America.
AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance during their term of service. They gain new skills and experiences—and find tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school or to pay back qualified student loans. Members ages 55+ can donate their education award to their children, grandchildren and foster children. Loan forbearance is also available to AmeriCorps members during their term of service. Childcare and health insurance benefits are available for full-time 1,700 hour positions.
As an AmeriCorps member, you can:
-Tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth
-Manage or operate after-school programs
-Help communities respond to disasters
-Build organizational capacity
-Serving Lake, Porter, LaPorte, & Marshall
Who can apply?
-18 years of age at commencement of service.
-US Citizen, US national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the US.
-Have a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate (or agrees to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalency).
“This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.”
Stipend. Education Award Upon Successful Completion of Term.
Contact email: [email protected]
How to apply:
The AmeriCorps application starts by clicking the Apply Now link here: www.unitedwaypc.org/americorps. This will take you to the program application page. Before beginning, please read all instructions below.
On the program application page, click the Apply Now! button in the center of the page to create an account in the system. You will need an active email address in order to complete this step of the process.
In the main menu on the left-hand side, click the Applicant Home link at the top of the list. This will switch the main menu to a new list of options. Click the second link in this list - Applications - to move forward in the process.
On this page, you'll need to click the Create Application button on the far right to continue. The application has eight steps. The last step is the references section. Fill out every section.
Return to the start page and click the Apply Now! button again to fill out the Certification Form.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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