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Creating Healthy Futures

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Openings

20 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 16, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Application Window

August 20, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Locations

  • Ellensburg, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Washington, US

Contact Information

Kari Wood
wscmail@esd.wa.gov

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Description

In Washington State, almost 900,000 people struggle with food insecurity, and one in five kids don’t get enough to eat every day. Each year, a growing number of low-income seniors and disabled adults experience prolonged social isolation, leading to an increase in major mental and physical health issues. Health issues related to obesity and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle continue to plague our nation’s youth.

But you can help.

As a WSC AmeriCorps member, you can serve in one of many different kinds of programs that aim to end hunger, promote better nutrition, increase the number of active, independent older adults – thereby helping to create healthy, vibrant communities.

Positions include:
- coordinating meal assistance programs in schools;
- coordinating food bank home delivery services to low-income, homebound individuals;
- providing nutrition education through cooking classes and outdoor activities;
- developing and facilitating wellness activities, physical fitness programs and youth sports camps.

WSC positions are full-time (40 hours/week) for 6 months starting November 2018-February 2019.

BENEFITS

• Monthly stipend of $1,307
• Health insurance coverage
• Childcare assistance, if qualified
• Upon successful completion of the service term, an education award of almost $3,000 that can be used to pay for college tuition, pay off existing qualified school loans, or – if the member is at least 55 years of age – can be transferred to a child or grandchild.

Examples of organizations you could serve at through Washington Service Corps:
• Cascade Bicycle Club
• Second Harvest
• Solid Ground
• United Way of King County
• YouthCare

Learn more about available positions at www.washingtonservicecorps.org!

In Washington State, almost 900,000 people struggle with food insecurity, and one in five kids don’t get enough to eat every day. Each year, a growing number of low-income seniors and disabled adults experience prolonged social isolation, leading to an increase in major mental and physical health issues. Health issues related to obesity and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle continue to plague our nation’s youth.

But you can help.

As a WSC AmeriCorps member, you can serve in one of many different kinds of programs that aim to end hunger, promote better nutrition, increase the number of active, independent older adults – thereby helping to create healthy, vibrant communities.

Positions include:
- coordinating meal assistance programs in schools;
- coordinating food bank home delivery services to low-income, homebound individuals;
- providing nutrition education through cooking classes and outdoor activities;
- developing and facilitating wellness activities, physical fitness programs and youth sports camps.

WSC positions are full-time (40 hours/week) for 6 months starting November 2018-February 2019.

BENEFITS

• Monthly stipend of $1,307
• Health insurance coverage
• Childcare assistance, if qualified
• Upon successful completion of the service term, an education award of almost $3,000 that can be used to pay for college tuition, pay off existing qualified school loans, or – if the member is at least 55 years of age – can be transferred to a child or grandchild.

Examples of organizations you could serve at through Washington Service Corps:
• Cascade Bicycle Club
• Second Harvest
• Solid Ground
• United Way of King County
• YouthCare

Learn more about available positions at www.washingtonservicecorps.org!
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Living Allowance

$1307 - $1307 monthly

Benefits

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

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Aging, Disability, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Recreation or Youth Center

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Kari Wood
wscmail@esd.wa.gov

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