Welcoming individuals interested in serving Watsonville's NDMVA program by becoming an AmeriCorps member for a local school, environmental education program, or food bank. Our team serves the beautiful Pajaro Valley, providing additional support to the schools which are stretched thin and the social services which could always use an extra hand in reaching out to populations needing support. In addition to service at their primary site, our members join a diverse team of 5-10 supportive and dedicated individuals for orientation, biweekly meetings, and team service projects throughout the year. Candidates may apply for a specific site (school, garden education program, food bank), or indicate an order of preference when they apply. Please apply at ndmva.org/apply/.
Member's are eligible for a range of benefits found at ndmva.org/ or @ndmva_watsonville on Instagram. All members will be eligible for low-cost rental housing in Watsonville through one of our partnering sites for only $300/mo (Jan-July 2023!) in addition to loan forbearance, a living stipend, health insurance, and an education award at the end of service!
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Members will be eligible for low-cost housing in Watsonville, beginning on January 1st! Rooms for rent at $300/mo. In addition to their living stipend, 6-month members will be eligible for an education award of up to $3,247.50 (pre-tax) at the completion of service!
We have cultivated a strong team dynamic. Members benefit from, team support, bi-weekly team meetings, and subsidized community housing. Being a close-knit small team, we have a very collaborative and involved culture.
Full year NDMVA members in Watsonville (Sept 2023-2024) will also be eligible for a supplemental education award on top of the typical Segal Award, bringing up their benefit to $10,000 at the completion of service.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Experience working with kids and basic fluency of Spanish language desired at some sites.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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