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

AmeriCorps - What We Do

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.

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.

Our homes are located in Arizona.

Duties Include:

  • 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.

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.

AmeriCorps Members Receive:

  • 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!

Application opens September 1st, 2020 and closes March 1st, 2021.
Summer AmeriCorps Service Term: 6/7/2021-7/26/2021
AmeriCorps Service Term: 8/1/2021-8/31/2022

To apply:

Complete online application below, OR

Download and complete the application below–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. Note–Summer AmeriCorps applicants need only provide one reference.

Application Deadlines:

2021 Summer AmeriCorps & Priority AmeriCorps Application Deadline: 11/20/2020
All Summer AmeriCorps applications must be in by 11/20/2020.
Any AmeriCorps applicants that apply by 11/20/2020 will receive a decision by 12/18/2020.

2021-2022 AmeriCorps Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
Any AmeriCorps applicants that apply by 3/1/2021 will receive a decision by 4/9/2021.

Questions or Additional Information:

Please email americorps@maggiesplace.org!

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