Youth in Service AmeriCorps Member

Community Youth Services

About the organization

The Youth in Service Program started at Community Youth Services in 1994 and is funded by Serve Washington (formerly the Washington Commission for National and Community Service). It is an experiential service and learning program that provides opportunities for professional development through community service and leadership training. We are people who are passionate and committed to equitably supporting the positive development of children, youth and the community.

YOUTH IN SERVICE MISSION STATEMENT
Youth in Service collaborates with motivated 18-25 year olds to develop their community leadership skills and to positively contribute to the lives of local youth and families.

Duties

Our team of AmeriCorps members draw from their strengths to build resilience in youth and families, through strengthening intercultural skills, creating increased opportunities for students to improve academically and socially, providing direct service to children and families that promote safe, healthy and sustainable living. Members serve in positions as tutors, mentors, program assistants and volunteer coordinator at local schools and youth-serving social service agencies. While members serve at different placement sites, teamwork is highly valued. Members meet twice monthly for professional development, equity training, planning service projects and support. We look for members who are ready to serve their communities through strengthening leadership skills while supporting children, youth, and families.

Qualifications

Be 18 to 25 years old (at time of application)
Have a high school diploma/GED
Have previous volunteer experience
Be passionate about supporting children, youth and families

Salary

$1333/ Monthly Stipend and Eligible for $6,195 Education Award education award upon successful completion of the program

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants can apply on the My AmeriCorps webpage or through a Word Document Application found on our webpage, linked below.

Applicants will need 2 professional references and a Statement of Understanding. The Statement of Understanding is similar to a cover letter, a couple paragraphs explaining why the applicant is interested in the Youth in Service program specifically.

Word Documents, Statements of Understanding, and any questions can be emailed to the Program Director, Ursula Zuker, at [email protected]

Webpage: https://communityyouthservices.org/programs/americorps-youth-in-service/

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