AmeriCorps Member

Serve as a CitySquare AmeriCorps Member!

CitySquare AmeriCorps places members in four focus areas: Education, Food Security, Social Services, and Disaster Recovery.

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Applicants are encouraged to apply early to be considered for a position. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the CitySquare AmeriCorps office via phone or email and invited to an interview session.

Complete an application online here!

 

How do you want to serve?

 

Education Positions

After-school: After-school members serve 675 hours of service (22 hrs/wk) from September 3, 2019 – May 22, 2020 with one of our partner nonprofit, afterschool program host sites. Program schedules vary, but all positions require availability during after-school hours, Monday through Friday from 1 pm – 7 pm for the entire school year. Members receive a living allowance of $5,400 and a $2,321 education award.

Summer: Members serve with one of our partner nonprofit, summer program host sites in Dallas or Houston during the summer months. Summer members serve 300 hours (35-40 hrs/wk) and earn a living allowance of $2,000 and an education award of $1,289.95. Summer positions begin May 26, 2020.

 

Social Services Positions

Social services members provide assistance to vulnerable individuals and families through case management, housing support, homeless outreach, workforce training, etc. Preference for these positions is given to applicants pursuing a degree in social work or a related field, and some positions may fulfill internship requirements for social work/psychology/public health and related majors. Members serve 450 hours of service (32-35 hrs/wk) and earn a $3,000 living allowance and a $1,612.43 education award.

Three terms of service are available:

  • September 3 – December 20, 2019
  • January 6 – April 24, 2020
  • May 11 – August 14, 2020

 

Food Security Positions

Year-round: CitySquare AmeriCorps places members in food pantries at CitySquare and other partnering nonprofit organizations working to improve food security in the greater Dallas area. Food security members serve 450 hours of service (32-35 hrs/wk) and earn a $3,000 living allowance and a $1,612.43 education award.

Three terms of service are available:

  • September 3 – December 20, 2019
  • January 6 – April 24, 2020
  • May 11 – August 14, 2020

CitySquare Food summer meals program: CitySquare Food provides free meals to children during the summer months. Members serve between 300-450 hours of service (30-45 hrs/wk, depending on position) from May 26 – August 7, 2020. Members earn a living allowance ranging from $2,000 to $3,800 and an education award ranging from $1,289.95 to $1,612.43, depending on position.

 

Disaster Recovery Positions

Disaster recovery members serve in long-term natural disaster recovery activities, such as home repairs and rebuilding with our nonprofit host site, All Hands and Hearts. Members serve 900 hours and earn a $8,925 living allowance and a $3,047.50 education award. These positions are currently located in Houston, TX, and Rockport, TX.

Two terms of service are available:

  • September 3, 2019 – February 14, 2020
  • February 17, 2020 – July 31, 2020

This position requires a different application from our other positions, you can complete that application here.

 

Please note – the minimum qualifications to serve are:

  • High School Graduate (17 or older)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (deferred action does not suffice)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • A commitment to make a difference

 

What’s the Education Award?

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a benefit that AmeriCorps members receive upon successful completion of their term of service. The award can be used to go to most colleges and universities or to repay qualifying student loans.  Click here to learn more.

Want more information? Email AmeriCorps@CitySquare.org.