Per Montgomery County: Americorps, which has been helping recent high school graduates build confidence and skills to advance to their next steps in life, is seeking to recruit recent graduates who are wondering about their future. As part of “Project Change,” Americorps volunteers would be placed in a variety of positions, earning stipends for their work.
Applications are now being accepted for positions that will be filled soon.
Project Change is the original AmeriCorps program that, for more than 20 years, has been serving Montgomery County students.
Project Change has a social emotional learning approach. Its “MyScore” tool gets volunteers to focus on student growth in the “5Cs” of confidence, curiosity, collaboration, courage and career-future.
To qualify for the Americorps Project Change program, candidates must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma
- Have a drivers license/access to a vehicle
- Be able to work in the U.S
- Be able to devote 35 hours a. week
- Have some experience working with children/youth
- Be willing to have a criminal background check
- Have proof of full vaccination status for COVID-19
- Be able to serve for a full 12 months
Benefits AmeriCorps members receive include:
- Professional development weekly trainings
- $21,500 living stipend with possible bonus
- $6,450 educational scholarship upon completion
- Health benefits
- Professional mentoring
- Peer support network and connection to AmeriCorps alumni
- Preference in hiring for many organizations
The positions offer an overall life-changing experiences. Most positions are full-time (1,700 hours during a 12-month term) beginning in at the end of August and ending in August 2024. Some positions are half-time (900 hours during a 12-month term).
Additional information about the program can be found at https://www.projectchangemaryland.org.
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