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AmeriCorps Program

In support of our mission for a thriving, health and resilient Douglas County, the United Way coordinates the United for Douglas County Community AmeriCorps Program to support the direct service capacity of local nonprofit health and human service agencies. The United Way places AmeriCorps members at host-site nonprofit organizations throughout Douglas County, KS. Each member takes on a unique program or project that will help the organization better serve their clients and our community. Members work on projects to increase capacity for leadership, nonprofit operations, community engagement and outreach, and direct services. 
 
 
BE THE GREATER GOOD 
AmeriCorps members put their passion into action by serving full time at a local community nonprofit for 1 year. Members gain valuable nonprofit experience while leading exciting projects that build social connections to seniors, provide food, shelter and resources to low-income families, develop literacy skills for children, create volunteer and service opportunities for our community, and more! Make a difference doing something you love – join AmeriCorps!
 
AmeriCorps serve at a local community nonprofit full-time, from September, 2020-August, 2021 for a total of 1700 hours.
 
BENEFITS
In exchange for one year of full-time service, AmeriCorps members are paid an annual stipend of $15,000 and health insurance coverage. Members also earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (equal to the maximum Pell Grant for a full-time service term) that can be used to repay qualified student loans, or pay for college or trade school. 
 
Members also gain valuable experience in program design and evaluation, nonprofit management, and social service delivery. Many local nonprofit leaders got their start as AmeriCorps members, including our very own Director of Development and Marketing. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be at least 17 years or older and able to pass a national service criminal history check
  • Members must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent "Aliens"
 
Our Ideal Member also…
  • Is currently living in Douglas County
  • Has minimum BA degree 
  • Has experience in nonprofits, community organizing, or related field
  • Is passionate about serving their community!
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT: (Clicking links will open agency website)
 
 
To apply, email resume and cover letter to KJ Abel-Ruch at KAbelRuch@unitedwaydgco.org