AmeriCorps Programs is accepting applications for its Victim Advocates Reaching Out, or VARO, program.
It requirews total 900 service hours with a minimum of 80 hours per month, according to Sarah Taitano, program director for AmeriCorps VARO Outreach.
The program focuses on:
- education for K-12 grade mentoring and homework assistance;
- education for post-secondary student supportive services;
- economic opportunity for work-readiness skills and financial literacy resources; and
- capacity building for volunteer recruitment, nonprofit organization assistance and disaster recovery.
Am eligible candidate must be 17, and a citizen, national, or lawful permanent alien of the United States. They must pass criminal background checks.
It’s not employment but a volunteer service position with benefits — a stipend of $528, excluding taxes, for each month served, and an exit Segal Education Award of $3,047.50 after 900 hours of service.
Applicants can fill out the application form at https://serveguam.com/americorps/apply and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, the Serve Guam Commission website, or the commission’s office in Suite 205 of the GCIC Building.
Deadline is Dec. 31, but the program runs on a first-come, first-served basis.
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