AmeriCorps

About

AmeriCorps members spend a year living with pregnant and parenting women formerly experiencing homelessness and now housed in a loving, caring environment at Maggie’s Place in Phoenix, Arizona.

Using a trauma-informed care approach, AmeriCorps members are on the front lines of the fight to overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and break the relentless cycle of poverty. AmeriCorps members at Maggie’s Place help transform lives through hope, love and a dedication to servant leadership.

AmeriCorps members at Maggie’s Place are radical change-makers committed to intentional living with pregnant women experiencing homelessness.

Image of mom holding a baby and AmeriCorps member playing with baby

Duties

  • Working as a team, collaborating with other AmeriCorps and support staff
  • Responding to emergencies, crises and conflicts within the home.
    Taking initiative in one of the following administrative roles in the home: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations/House Operations Coordinator or Programs Coordinator
  • Participating in and planning community functions; including celebrations, house retreats and weekly house meetings, as well as AmeriCorps community events
  • Providing daytime and overnight house coverage by providing phone coverage, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations and responding to the duty of the moment
Image of AmeriCorps member holding two babies

A Day In The Life

Each day is different for each AmeriCorps member, dependent on the needs of the moms in each house. Among the possibilities are:

  • Accompanying moms to doctors appointments, hospital or other medical support
  • Building relationships with mothers
  • Mentoring mothers one-on-one
  • Accompanying a mom to a court hearing
  • Assisting in moving a mom in or out of the house
  • Being in the moment for duty shifts where you will be present

Member Benefits

  • Monthly stipend
  • Room and board
  • Optional health insurance
  • Ongoing training
  • Vacation days
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Access to community vehicles
  • Counseling
  • Segal Education Award at the end of term of service

Personal Time

In addition to a weekly day off, AmeriCorps members are encouraged to take approximately 10 hours of personal time per week away from their duties for self care.

Training

AmeriCorps members are trained in:

  • Trauma-informed care
    Conflict resolution
  • Best practices for working with vulnerable populations
  • Emotional de-escalation technique

Requirements

  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Emotional maturity
  • Resiliency
  • Empathy
  • Accepting of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and customs
  • Open to growing through uncomfortable situations
  • College degree or equivalent life experience
  • Drivers license
  • Ideally candidates are 21 years of age and older
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Note–Summer AmeriCorps– ideal applicants are at least 20 years of age

Apply Now

Complete online application, or download and complete the application, then email it to americorps@maggiesplace.org

Include a copy of your current resumé and the contact information of two references who can speak to your personal and professional character. Summer AmeriCorps applicants need only provide one reference.

Application Deadlines

2022 Summer AmeriCorps
Application Open: September 1, 2021
Application Close: January 15, 2022 (applicants will receive a decision by February 15, 2022)

Service Term: June 1, 2022 – July 25, 2022

 

2022-2023 Year-Long AmeriCorps 

Application Open: September 1, 2021
Priority Year-Long Application Close: February 15, 2022 (applicants will receive decision by March 15, 2022) 
Standard Year-Long Application Close: April 1, 2022 (applicants will receive a decision by May 1, 2022)

Service Term: August 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

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