AmeriCorps

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Red Cross Corps

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 980,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1.3 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing community issues and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Later this year, the one millionth AmeriCorps member will take the AmeriCorps pledge, committing to “get things done” for America.

We are currently recruiting for individuals to serve with the American Red Cross and join the Red Cross Corps! Red Cross Corps, a program within AmeriCorps, helps fulfill the American Red Cross mission by providing disaster preparedness education to underserved neighborhoods, schools and communities; participating in our Home Fire Preparedness campaign; and by responding to the needs of individuals and families in the face of emergencies.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator: Position will coordinate Home Fire Campaign events and support other Red Cross preparedness programs, including the Pillowcase Project and adult preparedness presentations, across their assigned counties. Members will recruit new volunteers to join the Red Cross, lead volunteers in smoke alarm installation events, deliver presentations, and support communications/public affairs efforts.
  • Positions available in: Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Bend, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

    BENEFITS:

  • Invaluable experience from a nationally and internationally-respected organization for school, a future job or new career
  • Extensive training
  • Full Time from September 2017 – August 2018
  • $5,775 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1700 hours of service)
  • Living stipend paid bi-weekly
  • Basic Health Insurance for AmeriCorps member
  • Subsidized childcare
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)
  • REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successfully serve in the position, serve 40 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 and clean driving record
  • Pass required criminal background checks
  • Members should also be comfortable working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and respect the American Red Cross fundamental principles.
  • TO APPLY:

  • Send resume and cover letter to volunteer.cascades@redcross.org.
  • Or through: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=intake&entry_point_id=5563&unit_id=944
  • For more information please visit my.americorps.gov.

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