Corps members serve up to 35 hours in partner agencies. Up to 8 hours a week is spent in personal and professional development as a team.
A broad range of activities in a variety of service agencies. Examples of activities that corps members would complete on a day to day basis might include case management and health and nutrition education, supporting safe afterschool environment for elementary school children, assisting cargo ship crew members far away from home .
Community Need Addressed
Our positions assist our partner agencies to provide a broader range of services they would not otherwise be able to do without our corps members. Our corps members help support agencies that address community needs including homelessness, refugee and immigrant services, and public education.
Our corps members finish a year of service with a broader understanding of social issues and a stronger sense of self. Agencies where corps members are matched will increase agency capacity to address needs such as community and non-profit development, homelessness, and refugee/ immigrant services.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Training
We also provide a transition grant at the end of the year of service.
Skills you will gain
Self awareness, communication, leadership, leading small groups, public speaking, community development
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, 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
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, 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, 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