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ESC Maryland

Episcopal Service Corps
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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.

Service Activities

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.

Position Outcomes

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.

Benefits

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
Communication
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
Teamwork
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
Decisions
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
Tools
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
Planning
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
Service
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 Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Museum or Nature Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 6

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