Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps Silver Corps Member
As a Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps Silver Corps Member, you will serve with one of several Hands On Atlanta community partners. Silver Corps members will serve to support Atlanta’s aging population to incorporate healthy lifestyle practices that encourage a healthy future. In any given day, a Silver Corps member will hold workshops or social activities on health/nutrition, walking clubs, garden clubs, healthy cooking classes, physical fitness and even disaster preparedness. Trainings will provide members with new skills and knowledge that enhance their effectiveness and value to Silver Corps, community service and their own professional growth.
Silver Corps will engage 11 AmeriCorps members to serve between January 7, 2013 and August 31, 2013 at one of our community partners that serves senior citizens. AmeriCorps members will be expected to attend pre-service training as well as bi-weekly member development, participate in other service activities and engage volunteers into service.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Attitude and General Responsibilities:
• Support Program Manager, your host site supervisor, and administrative staff in duties as appropriate and necessary.
• Consult with your supervisor if you have any ideas, issues, or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible.
• Respect confidentiality of service recipients, host site staff, and AmeriCorps members.
• Responsibilities will vary at individual host sites.
• Provide ideas for, plan and lead social programs for seniors within residential and community facilities.
• Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement.
• Assist AmeriCorps members and staff in programming and activities.
• Train and assist volunteers.
Citizenship training and responsibilities:
• Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by the Georgia Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
• Participate in and complete AmeriCorps citizenship training.
• Participate in community service activities.
• Participate in Pre-Service Orientation training where you will develop an ethic of service and civic engagement
• Training topics include: Benefits of AmeriCorps, Communication, Leadership, Diversity, Relating to Senior Citizens, Health and Nutrition for an Aging Population, Lesson planning and implementation, Volunteer Engagement
• AmeriCorps Silver Corps is expected to serve a minimum of 50 hours per week.
• 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, with a 30 minute lunch break.
• Schedule may vary depending on service location. Participation is also required for additional events such as program and citizenship training, program service and some weekend community service activities.
Essential functions include the ability to:
• Passion for community service, especially working with senior citizens
• Experience working in a team and volunteering in low-income communities
• Desire and ability to commit full-time for 9 months
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build/cultivate personal relationships and relate to people from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and experiences
• Proactive, self-starter, and solution seeker
• Experience developing lesson plans and programming
• Advanced skills is in arts and other crafts, preferred
• Experience or desire to work with an aging population
• Be a US citizen or resident and able to serve in Georgia
• Minimum high school diploma or GED, Some college, preferred
• At least 17 years of age
AmeriCorps members will be provided:
• A 9 month living allowance of $12,100
• Basic Health insurance
• Childcare subsidy, if eligible
• Loan forbearance for federal student loans
• $5,550 educational award upon completion of service term (1700 hours)