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Sitka AmeriCorps Program

Actively Recruiting

Openings

23 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Application Window

March 1, 2018 - February 15, 2019

Location

  • Sitka, AK

Contact Information

Sarah Lawrie
(907) 966-1440
lawries@sitkaschools.org

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Description

SAP members will provide academic coaching at all grade levels throughout the Sitka School District (SSD), life skills coaching to at-risk teenagers with Youth Advocate Services (YAS), protection and promotion of traditional Alaska Native subsistence lifestyle and resources through the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA), arts enrichment and healthy futures opportunities through service with the Greater Sitka Arts Council (GSAC), adult academic coaching at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), volunteer recruitment and respite/end-of-life training with Brave Heart Volunteers (BHV), recovery and intervention programming with Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services (SCAPS), support and empowerment for vulnerable women and children with Sitkans Against Family Violence(SAFV), healthy, family- friendly wellness program design with Hames Wellness Center, strengthen SSD education on Alaska Native history and ethnography with the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum (FOSJM), and salmon hatchery/marine science outreach with the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC) and environmental stewardship with the Sitka Conservation Society (SCS). SAP member service at Mount Edgecumbe High School (MEHS) deserves special mention; as a state funded boarding school, MEHS serves Alaska Native students from throughout Alaska, some from very remote and tiny traditional villages. SAP members at MEHS provide mentorship and academic coaching and support for this special population. In addition to this multi-focused approach, SAP members attend disaster training offered by Serve Alaska (SA). The course trains SAP members to liaise between government agencies and local volunteer groups and to act as a local reception center in the event of a disaster.
Over the course of one year, SAP members will provide the catalyst for leveraging an additional 400 community volunteers who, because of the member’s service, will engage in non-profit volunteering and build capacity for host-site partners.

SAP members will provide academic coaching at all grade levels throughout the Sitka School District (SSD), life skills coaching to at-risk teenagers with Youth Advocate Services (YAS), protection and promotion of traditional Alaska Native subsistence lifestyle and resources through the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA), arts enrichment and healthy futures opportunities through service with the Greater Sitka Arts Council (GSAC), adult academic coaching at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), volunteer recruitment and respite/end-of-life training with Brave Heart Volunteers (BHV), recovery and intervention programming with Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services (SCAPS), support and empowerment for vulnerable women and children with Sitkans Against Family Violence(SAFV), healthy, family- friendly wellness program design with Hames Wellness Center, strengthen SSD education on Alaska Native history and ethnography with the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum (FOSJM), and salmon hatchery/marine science outreach with the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC) and environmental stewardship with the Sitka Conservation Society (SCS). SAP member service at Mount Edgecumbe High School (MEHS) deserves special mention; as a state funded boarding school, MEHS serves Alaska Native students from throughout Alaska, some from very remote and tiny traditional villages. SAP members at MEHS provide mentorship and academic coaching and support for this special population. In addition to this multi-focused approach, SAP members attend disaster training offered by Serve Alaska (SA). The course trains SAP members to liaise between government agencies and local volunteer groups and to act as a local reception center in the event of a disaster.
Over the course of one year, SAP members will provide the catalyst for leveraging an additional 400 community volunteers who, because of the member’s service, will engage in non-profit volunteering and build capacity for host-site partners.
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Living Allowance

$1150 - $1150 monthly

Benefits

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

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

22 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Aging, Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Veterans & Military Families

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Arts Organization, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Middle School, Museum or Nature Center, Organization primarily serving older adults, Recreation or Youth Center, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Office Activities

Contact Information

Sarah Lawrie
(907) 966-1440
lawries@sitkaschools.org

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