WSC AmeriCorps members will serve with non-profits, government agencies and faith-based organizations to help address specific issues within local communities across Washington State.
WSC AmeriCorps members will:
- provide tutoring, training and mentoring to adults and youth;
- provide outreach to low-income and immigrant communities;
- connect individuals to community assistance and resources;
- collect data on attendance and knowledge gain of those trained;
- recruit and manage community volunteers.
Community Need Addressed
Youth falling behind in education; long-term unemployment; lack of financial literacy skills; local environmental conservation and education; disaster preparedness education; nutrition education; access to food and health resources.
Individuals will improve their knowledge, skills or behaviors; environmental habitat will be improved.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Skills you will gain
Curriculum development, Training facilitation, Public speaking, Communication, Interacting with diverse cultures and life experiences, Problem-solving, Volunteer recruitment and management, Data collection methodology.
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
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
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, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, 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