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AmeriCorps Member at Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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The AmeriCorps Member reposts to our Executive Director for all direction and assignments within various departments. Member will be properly trained in all areas of involvement and will receive onboarding training to serve as orientation to the Senior Activity Center and our population served. Member will assist the Program Director in various community outreach activities, including promotion and education to the public about the Center’s operations and purpose.

Service Activities

• Assist in the delivery of educational programs and activities offered by the Center.
• Conduct presentations to public groups and organizations promoting the Center.
• Assist in the recruitment and training of volunteers.
• Participate in fund raising events & activities

Community Need Addressed

Social needs, focusing especially on the connectedness, participation and independence of the older adult.

Position Outcomes

Empower the older community members to learn about and maintain habits of healthy lifestyles.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

• Aging Mastery Program (A.M.P) • Stay Active & Independent for Life Program (S.A.I.L) • A Matter of Balance

Skills you will gain

public speaking, project management, event planning, time management

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Community & Nonprofit Development, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Organization primarily serving older adults
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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