The Compass AmeriCorps program seeks applicants who are passionate about learning from and providing service to people from many different cultures and countries. Our mission is to help connect immigrants, refugees and internationals to available social services, to work with them to help reduce barriers to service acquisition, and to serve as a connecting force for agencies that provide these services. If you are creative and eager to learn, this is a great opportunity to develop new skills that will help you make an impact during your service year and future career.
As a Compass AmeriCorps member, you’ll be placed at a nonprofit to lead activities aimed at increasing employability. This can include providing job placement support, adult English as a Second Language instruction, health services support, citizenship instruction, early literacy education and mentoring, high school equivalency test instruction, social services support, volunteer recruitment and management, translation/interpretation services, and community outreach. During your service year, you’ll also receive opportunities for professional development and networking with nonprofit professionals, and will connect with other members in the program at regular trainings and community service projects.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Other benefits include access to a free, 24/7 AmeriCorps member mental health support line and reimbursement for site-to-site travel.
Intangible benefits for all members:
Members have freedom.
Members are expected to be creative, insightful and to think of new ways of teaching and serving that will benefit both their service site and AmeriCorps.
Members can experience a high level of responsibility with little to no prior experience in case management or teaching.
Some members’ level of service could be compared to the level of work expected from a person with high credentials. Instead, service sites welcome members with little experience but who are full of passion for their service.
AmeriCorps service results in a great resume at the end of the service year for most members.
Members grow both personally and professionally. AmeriCorps is a very supportive and friendly environment. Members are expected to make mistakes and learn lifelong lessons from them.
Most members can look back on their year of service and point to specific personal improvements they made through the year.
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
ESL-tutoring positions in Pennsylvania require a Bachelor's Degree. Members who are in non-tutoring positions do not need a degree.
English, Arabic, French, Spanish
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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