New AmeriCorps Members Sought For American Red Cross In Arkansas

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"AmeriCorps Members provide a valuable and energetic addition to our Red Cross Disaster Workers, helping to increase the number of trained and educated Arkansans prepared for the unexpected." -Roger Elliot, State Disaster Director

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. You’re invited to provide community service with the American Red Cross in Arkansas as part of AmeriCorps’ Prevent, Prepare and Respond program.

Selected individuals will receive Red Cross training and skills to provide critical community outreach and disaster education on behalf of the Red Cross. Learned skills will benefit the communities you serve, as well as enhance your personal and professional development for future opportunities. AmeriCorps is not just a job; it’s a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Full-time AmeriCorps State members are given a living allowance; health care; childcare, if you qualify; and become eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013 (Click here for application or job description)

12 part-time or full-time positions are available in the following areas:

  • Disaster Training and Preparedness (Conway, Ft. Smith, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, and Pine Bluff)
  • Military and Veteran Outreach (Ft. Smith and Jonesboro)
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement (Hot Springs, Jonesboro, and Pine Bluff)
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement/Latino Outreach (Little Rock and Rogers)
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate (17 years or older)
  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Committed to make a positive difference
  • Eligibility Guidelines: If selected to serve, AmeriCorps members are required to provide the following eligibility documents at pre-service training:

  • FBI fingerprint card
  • Social Security Card
  • Government issued ID and birth certificate OR United States passport
  • To apply submit the following documents:

  • AmeriCorps application (online or paper)
  • Resume
  • Two completed reference forms
  • Short answer question form
  • Submit application online, email, fax or mail by deadline of THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
  • Committed to make a positive difference
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

    For more information contact:

  • Roger Elliot
  • American Red Cross/AmeriCorps Program Director
  • O (501) 748-1010
  • F (501)664-7486