Branches truly values our partnership with AmeriCorps, and right now, we are looking for motivated people with a passion to serve to help make a positive impact and improve our communities through student services and financial stability services. We have AmeriCorps positions available at our four service sites in North Miami, North Miami Beach, South Miami, and Florida City.
AmeriCorps Program Details
- Direct service with children & youth in our Grow and Climb programs
- Commitment: Min. 1 year (1700 h/year)
- Schedule: Late morning – evening hours and some weekends
AmeriCorps members will receive:
- Bi-Weekly Living Allowance TBD for 2017-2018
- Health Benefits
- $5,815 Education Award (upon completion of the program year)
- Student Loan Deferment
- Food Stamps assistance (if eligible)
- Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
To Apply, click here!
AmeriCorps engages over 75,000 men and women in intensive service each year at 15,000+ locations including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Members gain professional, educational, and life benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve.
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Here are some quotes from some of our current and former members:
“I serve in AmeriCorps because I want to make a difference. AmeriCorps provides endless opportunities, and not just for those that serve. AmeriCorps goes into the community, creating relationships and changing lives every day. It’s more than a job, it’s a way of life. AmeriCorps members are passionate about what we do, and I feel that we are truly changing lives.” – Laura Dammann, 2nd Year AmeriCorps
“AmeriCorps changed my life by allowing me to contribute while exploring new horizons in unfamiliar territory. I left my friends and family to travel across the country (longitudinal) for the opportunity to serve, and having never done so, I was initially worried I made a huge mistake. Six months in, I am glad to say I did not. Turns out, working with an awesome organization to help develop a community is not the worst thing in the world. Who knew?!” – Rayshawn Ash, 1st Year AmeriCorps
What are you accomplishing through your AmeriCorps service? “I have the opportunity to help children who are part of my neighborhood, by being a positive role model and encourage them to continue pursuing an education.” – Julienne Herrera, 2nd Year AmeriCorps
Frequently Asked Questions
- When does service begin and end?
Service begins typically during the 1st or 2nd week of August and ends during the last week of July.
- What does training consist of?
AmeriCorps members are required to attend a mandatory Pre-service orientation training before their official service day. This training consists of an overview of AmeriCorps, Branches policies and procedures, member contracts, human resource matters, etc. Additionally, members must complete the following trainings: CPR & First Aid, Diversity, Introduction to Disaster, Disability and Citizenship which are scheduled at the discretion of the AmeriCorps Program Manager. Members will also have the opportunity to attend other trainings that are program specific.
- How Long Must I Commit to Serve?
AmeriCorps members must commit to serve for one full year, and to serve 1700 hours.
- Where Will I be Serving?
Branches has four sites at which AmeriCorps members serve: North Miami (Lakeview), North Miami Beach (Fulford), South Miami, and Florida City.
- What Will I be Doing?
Our AmeriCorps members address the needs of students from low income communities and low performing schools in order to increase academic performance and literacy. To accomplish this, our members serve and engage children, youth, and families through literacy activities that include tutoring, homework assistance, planning and leading enrichment activities, while facilitating educational sessions that support the growth and development of a healthy mind, body, and soul.
- What is the attire for the service year?
In accordance with the AmeriCorps program, all members are required to be in AmeriCorps gear for each day of service. Branches will provide several AmeriCorps shirts as well as, assorted gear.