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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 are on the front lines of the fight to overcome ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and break the relentless cycle of poverty. You will help transform lives through hope, love and a dedication to servant leadership.

Our homes are located in Arizona and Ohio.

Duties Include:

  • Working as a team and 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 answering the phone, 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 your house. Among the possibilities are:

  • Accompanying moms to doctors appointments or hospital
  • 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

Personal Time:

When not on duty, AmeriCorps members take personal time

Training:

AmeriCorps members are trained in:

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

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

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
  • SummerAmeriCorps ideal applicants are at least 20 years of age
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

Contact Us!

Fill out the questions below to contact the AmeriCorps Liaison for more information or to schedule a meeting.