AmeriCorps Youth Coordinator
AmeriCorps is a national service program that partners with non-profit agencies to meet the critical needs of communities. The American Red Cross hosts state-wide AmeriCorps programs in California that focus on educating communities on emergency readiness and assisting those who have been affected by disasters.
The Red Cross’ Youth programs play a major role in preparing our young people for the future emphasizing education, leadership and volunteerism. Youth volunteers are actively involved in teaching community preparedness, holding leadership positions on local boards, and participating in disaster preparedness events.
If you are passionate about making an impact on others and would like to gain professional experience in a meaningful way, AmeriCorps is the way to go!
Department: California Safe Corps
AmeriCorps members will staff and deliver disaster education programs to children in order to expand their knowledge on how to stay safe during an emergency
Respond to local emergencies as an active member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) to support the recovery of community members who have been affected by disasters such as home fires and other local emergencies
Recruit new youth volunteers through promotion of high school and college Red Cross Youth Programs
Engage existing Red Cross Clubs to participate or host blood drives and preparedness education and develop new Red Cross Clubs in underserved areas through targeted outreach
Supervise Youth Corps, including monthly youth club meetings and events to ensure engagement of high school youth
Provide disaster preparedness training to underserved communities and at Red Cross youth meetings and events, and supervise youth in disaster preparedness events
Provide CPR/First Aid trainings to vulnerable populations and assist with the coordination of the trainings
Recruit and attend regional Sound the Alarm events to educate underserved communities on emergency preparedness
Support Youth Specialist and Community Volunteer Engagement department in other duties as assigned
- Mustbe able to serve a minimum of 40 hours per week, from 09/28/2020 - 07/23/2021
- Minimumof 18 years old
- Ableto pass a criminal background check
- Holdseither a High School Diploma or GED Certificate
- Mustbe a U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
- Possessa current U.S. driver’s license
- Applicantswho currently reside outside of California should be prepared to relocate, ifselected for the position
- Ableto serve outside of normal business hours, including evenings andweekends
- Comfortablewith public speaking
- Able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
- Flexible, self-motivated and adaptable to shifting priorities
- Leadership and problem-solving skills
- Comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Experience working with volunteers
- Bilingual language skills in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog are not required, but highly desired
- Recent college graduates, veterans, and those looking for an opportunity to explore new career paths are encouraged to apply!
- Invaluable experience from a nationally and internationally-respected organization for school, a future job or new career
- The opportunity to hone essential professional development skills including communication, project management, community organizing, interpersonal effectiveness and presentation delivery
- Extensive Red Cross and Emergency Management training
- Bi-weekly stipend of $782.61 (before taxes), health and dental coverage, and childcare assistance to those that qualify
- Federal student loan forbearance during the period of service. Accrued interest of those loans will also be paid with the successful completion of the program
- AmeriCorps members that successfully complete the service term, will be eligible to receive a $6,195 Segal Federal Education Award to use for educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or both
NON-DISCRIMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE: This program’s recruitment is conducted without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, gender, religion or political affiliation.
Must be able to serve a minimum of 40 hours per week, from 09/28/2020 - 07/23/2021 Minimum of 18 years old Able to pass a criminal background check Holds either a High School Diploma or GED Certificate Must be a U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Possess a current U.S. driver’s license Applicants who currently reside outside of California should be prepared to relocate, if selected for the position Qualifications Able to serve outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends Comfortable with public speaking Able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines Flexible, self-motivated and adaptable to shifting priorities Leadership and problem-solving skills Comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds Experience working with volunteers Bilingual language skills in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog are not required, but highly desired Recent college graduates, veterans, and those looking for an opportunity to explore new career paths are encouraged to apply!