AmeriCorps Member - Disaster Cycle Services (New York City_PY22-23)

AmeriCorps Member - Disaster Cycle Services (New York City_PY22-23)

American Red Cross Disaster Resiliency Corps | New York, NY, 10019, US

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Description

*Note*: This opportunity has a start date of November 28, 2022. We are currently accepting applications and plan to start members on the aforementioned date. Selected candidates may have the ability to start anytime between November 28, 2022 to the end of January 2023.

The Ameican Red Cross (ARC) operates one AmeriCorps program in New York State: The Ameican Red Cross Disaster Resiliency Corps (ARCDRC). The primary goal of the ARCDRC is the increased individual and community disaster resiliency by educating individuals and groups across the State of New York on the importance of disaster preparedness. The ARCDRC also seeks to build disaster preparedness and response capacity by assisting in the recruitment, training, and engagement of volunteers; and assist the ARC with its own disaster response preparedness by helping to plan and develop supply, storage, distribution, shelter, and other efforts that will enable to the ARC to effectively respond to any emergency.

AmeriCorps members serving in the ARCDRC will focus on providing disaster preparedness education and training to New York State communities through established ARC educational programs. The disaster preparedness educational programs we offer are designed to educate New York Citizens of all ages on how to effectively prepare for emergencies. AmeriCorps members serving in the ARCDRC program will also have the opportunity to respond to disasters within New York State communities. Finally, AmeriCorps members serving in our program will be given the opportunity to learn more about and become directly involved with various other core Disasters Cycle Services operations such as Disaster Response, Mass Care, Disaster Workforce Engagement, Logistics, Information / Planning, and Individual Disaster Care, and other disaster activities to ensure the Red Cross is able to effectively respond to disasters.

This is a fantastic entry-level opportunity for those interested in working in the Disaster Relief / Emergency Management industries or an opportunity to try something new!

Requirements

  • Must be able to serve at approximately 40 hours a week
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Holds a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Possess a valid U.S Diver's License (outside of those who are interested in serving in New York City)
  • Must be able to relocate to the service location, if outside of the area, if selected for the position

Benefits

  • Bi-Weekly Stipend
  • Education award of over $6,300 to help pay qualified federal student loans or future tuition.
  • Free Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage (Full-time members only)
  • Childcare Assistance (Full-time members only)
  • Federal student loan forbearance during the period of service. Accrued interest on those loans will be paid back upon successful completion of service.
  • Federal student loan forgiveness opportunities
  • Professional and Job Readiness training opportunities
  • Extensive Ameican Red Cross and Emergency Management training
  • Potential Ameican Red Cross employment opportunities anywhere in the U.S after completion of the term of service
  • Making an impact in your community




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