Volunteering Cranked Up!

Posted on October 17, 2011. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! | Tags: |

You are a service-minded individual. You love to volunteer and you know the difference you make in the community each time you volunteer. However, have you ever considered offering just a little more to your community? AmeriCorps is a federal program through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that is volunteering to the extreme!

But How Does it Work?
Non-profits, schools churches and government entities write grants to CNCS requesting to host AmeriCorps members at their site. Members do any number of jobs from starting brand new programs, engage new populations or even helping an existing program become more sustainable. Some AmeriCorps members travel the country in groups and complete needs for organizations at all corners of the U.S.
Some programs require members to commit to a full year of service. Some have shorter commitments. All members are considered volunteers but do receive a small living stipend and other compensation like health insurance and assistance with childcare.

Does this sound like a good options for you? Check out AmeriCorps.gov for more information and to see all the current openings across the nation.


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